Mostly For the Love of Music

Austin Music Minute

Mostly For the Love of Music

Posted by on Feb 14, 2013

This is not meant to be a negative remark in any way (clears throat), but I find February 14th to be rather a divisive time. On the one hand, you have some celebrating with that special someone and getting into the lovey dovey spirit, and fair play to them. On the other, there are those who think it’s all a load of bunk and respond with, “Seriously? Get a room.” And fair play to them as well. But I’d like to take this opportunity to show some love for the music, especially the local artists. I present you with a list of show recommendations to choose from that you can enjoy with your love bug. Or…just you. It’s all good, man.

We just had Bobby Jealousy perform in Studio 1A, and it was phenomenal. To celebrate the release of their full-length The Importance of Being Jealous, they’re having a very sexy album release show at Red 7, 611 E. 7th St. Apparently, Shapes Have Fangs reunited just to do this gig. Jerks. The Bad Lovers and Roky Moon & the Kiss Goodnight round out the bill very nicely.

Waltz right into the Lover’s Ball at Holy Mountain, 617 E. 7th St. Featuring Roxy Roca, DJ sets by T Bird (Tim Crane of T Bird and The Breaks), and Cilantro Boombox. Get down with the get down.

This made me think of Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis gettin ‘ all sassy – in their dresses and stockings. Check out Some Like It Hot: A Valentine’s Affair at The North Door, at E. 5th St. and Brushy. Featuring The Sessions, an all-star cast of performers to swoon over, including Jazz Mills, Lex Land, Meiko and 10YR. Hearts all a-flutter in the air.

Leave it to my darling White Ghost Shivers to name this one the Valentine’s Day Three Way. How I love them so. You can see the Urban Achievers Brass Band, WGS and Loves It! at The Continental Club, 1315 S. Congress Ave. Oh won’t you / play me the / jazz HOT / baby. (Victor Victoria. Google it, dork.)

Have you seen the show poster for this one? I want it. My Jerusalem will devastate you at Stubb’s indoor venue, 801 Red River. Featuring Tump. Love. Love will tear us apart. Again.

Two sweethearts to make your night wonderful. Songwriters Nano Whitman and Kalu James perform at Lamberts, 204 W. 2nd St.

Great performances by Tift Merritt and recent Studio 1A guests David Wax Museum at The Parish, 214 E. 6th St.

Always a delight, Suzanne Vega performs at The Paramount Theater, 713 Congress Ave.

Or leave some tears in your beer as Mike & The Moonpies serenade you at The White Horse on Comal St.