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Valentine’s Crush: V-day show roundup

February 11, 2011

Despite the [beloved / dreaded – circle one] amorous holiday falling on a Monday this year, Valentine-themed shows are all around us, so here’s the chocolate-covered skinny on what’s what:

Friday, February 11th

Anti-Valentine’s Day
The Force
The Few
Manifest
Scraps at Midnight (featuring Phil DeSisto of Cap’n Cutthroat)
Moby Dick (Zeppelin tribute)

Oliver’s / Doors at 8pm / $10 / 21+

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Saturday, February 12th

UnValentine’s Day Org
Songs and stories of love lost, heart-break, break-ups, and the wreck love can leave you in.
Lach: NYC’s antifolk hero
Trabants: surf & go-go, with special guest vocalist (fittingly) Jordan Valentine
Jaggery: torture chamber pop to make you miss a past lover you never had
Brian Carpenter & the Confessions: new project by the mastermind Beat Circus frontman – first Boston area performance!
Words byEdrie (of Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys)
Storytelling by Massmouth

Lizard Lounge / $10 adv/$12 door includes UnValentine’s Day goodie bag / 21 +

The 3rd Annual Crooning Your Way Through Valentine’s Day with The High Holidays
The High Holidays are Jake Brennan and Scott Janovitz, featuring emcee Russell Chudnofsky and his world-famous Guitarzan. They cordially invite you to an evening of ballads and breakdowns, classics and favorites, teen-idol style. Groove and sway to the smooth sounds of romantic favorites popularized by The Drifters and Frankie Valli, Nilsson and The Beatles, Big Star and The Boss.

Atwood’s Tavern / 10 PM / 21+ / $5

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Monday, February 14th

Viva Viva Valentine’s Prom
Viva Viva will be joined on stage with special guests Drug Rug, Tom Novotny (formerly of Mittens) & Spenser Gralla (of Doomstar!)
You Can Be A Wesley
DJ Gucci Vuitton

Middle East upstairs / 8PM / 18+ / $10 / tickets

Valentine’s Day Cheap Date
Ted Billings (Age Rings)
Emeen Z (Spirit Kid)
Eldridge Rodriguez (The Beatings)
Noel Kelly (The Hush Now)
Mike Fiore (Faces On Film)
Ryan Lee Crosby

Great Scott / 8:30pm Doors / 18+ / $7

Big Night Out
Queer-Friendly Valentine’s Day Live Music and Dance Party
Molly Zenobia
Allison Weiss
Kristen Ford Band
Mercedes
DJ Blaze
Plus art displays, silent auction, photobooth & free champagne toast for first 50 people

The Burren / $5 cover, 21+, doors at 7pm

Keep an eye on the blog on Monday, when our C.D. On Songs column will feature a Valentine’s bonanza of love songs! If we missed your Valentine’s show, add it in the comments below.

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  1. unStandard Presents TOUCHCantab Lounge DownstairsA Bit MuchMetaphor for EverythingThe ZookeepersDJ Dark and Stormy$7, $5 each w/ a friend

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