Valentine’s Day might fall on a Tuesday this year -- probably the most unromantic day of the week -- but on the bright side, there are shows happening on either side of that day that should provide just enough romance to hold you over until next year when it falls on hump day. Thank you, thank you.
Seriously though, if you’re looking to go out on a romantic evening with your boo, or if you’re single and looking for the right place to find the partner of your dreams, then look no further. Like a nice bouquet of roses, we’ve hand-selected the best shows for your Valentine’s Day enjoyment. Now, let’s just hope taking bae to one of these shows will lead to the same result ...
Creepy Creeps at Casbah on Feb. 11: What better occasion to let a little creepiness into your life?
David Duchovny at Music Box on Feb. 12: I mean, come on ladies. It’s friggin’ Fox Mulder -- first name says it all.
Hot Tuna at Belly Up on Feb. 13: Why am I suddenly a little turned on?
Be Mine Phantom Valentine at The Merrow on Feb. 14: Dunno these guys but what the heck, their name’s perfect, and they’re actually playing on Valentine’s Day. Mad respect.
Jake Shimabukuro at Music Box on Feb. 15: Who dis? Just kidding, he’s good at ukelele and stuff.
BodySong w/ Exasperation at Blonde on Feb. 16: I won’t mention the headliner because of a conflict of interest (wink, wink). Needless to say, BodySong and Exasperation were all members of Cuckoo Chaos/Deadphones and now they’re playing the same show as two different bands. Now that’s love.
Weyes Blood at Soda Bar on Feb. 16: Will you be my bloody valentine? I promise to "Loveless" you forever and ever.
Surfer Blood at Soda Bar on Feb. 18: Because nothing says romance like a little more blood.
There you have it -- your best bets for a musical Valentine’s Day with your significant other(s), family, friends or self. Now, go out and spread a little love -- we really need it right now.
Rutger Rosenborg was almost a Stanford neuroscientist before he formed Ed Ghost Tucker. He now plays in the Lulls and makes music on his own when he's not writing. Follow his updates on Facebook or contact him directly.