Valentine’s Day falls on a weekend this year, so why not make it a special day with that special someone and local musicians? Below are a few shows around town for couples, singles, friends and everyone in between. Remember, if you do go out, wear a mask or two, be mindful of people around you and wash your hands.
Sad Bois livestream (Feb. 14)
Human Resources is teaming up with Doom Flamingo keyboardist Ross Bogan for Sad Bois, a Valentine’s Day livestream paying tribute to goth and ’80s heartbreak.
The set will feature covers of the Cure, Depeche Mode, Tears for Fears and more. Doom Flamingo’s Kanika Moore and Babe Club’s Jenna Desmond will be make appearances, as well. The performance was recorded at Coast Records. The video was filmed by Brian Austin, Rusty Cole, Stuart White, and edited by Dries Vandenberg.
Little Bird (Feb. 12-13)
Tobin’s Market will host Little Bird for a two-night celebration of their new EP, ALPHA. This local quintet uses sounds of R&B, progressive jazz, psychedelia and indie rock to make their own unique sound. Little Bird has been featured in Metro Weekly for their single “Familiar” released in 2018 and in Backstreet Mafia for single “Mega Hot Super Babe.” ALPHA will be one of a three-part record called Proxima that will be released on Feb. 12. The City Paper is handling ticketing for the events. Tickets for the Feb. 12 show and the performance on Feb. 13 are online.
Gracie & Lacy (Feb. 12)
Joe Clarke Big Band (Feb. 13-14)
7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Forte Jazz Lounge
Sister duo Gracie & Lacy travel to Forte for one night at the downtown jazz venue to kick off the weekend of love. The sister act has appeared all over the country at places like 54/Below, NASA’s Apollo Saturn V, Charleston Gaillard Center, and more. They even have been on HBO, NBC, FOX and ABC. The Joe Clarke Big Band will continue the music on Saturday and Sunday. The group prides itself on creating romantic evenings for weddings and other events for over 20 years, and promise to keep that dance floor full. Get your tickets now for a weekend of classic romance and love songs at https://www.fortejazzlounge.com/.
Monsters from Outer Space w/ Coffin Slide, Dog Bite (Feb. 14)
Burns Alley will host punk bands Coffin Slide, Dog Bite and Monsters from Outer Space this Sunday. Coffin Slide pulls from 1980s punk as well as deathcore of the early 2000s. Monsters from Outer Space take their love of all things horror and mix it together with their punk sound. They are known for their album “Dead from the Beginning.” Head to Burn’s Alley Tavern for some hardcore punk music and smooth drinks to make your Valentine’s Day weekend.