The weekend of love sees shows from a Philly funk-hop crew, an EP release show from a local alt-rock buzz band, and a homecoming show for a Motown-style crooner. Significant other or not, there’s plenty of love to be felt.
Thursday, Feb. 13
Storm shmorm, there definitely isn’t enough snow on the ground to keep you from rocking. Tonight at Great Scott, Krill releases its new EP, “Steve Hears Pile in Malden and Bursts into Tears.” Sadly, due to more severe weather in New York, Brooklyn’s Ava Luna had to drop, but the fine crew of locals providing support on this bill makes it a top choice for tonight (with Fat Creeps, Kal Marks, and Bad History Month; 9 p.m., $7, 18+). Maybe you’re looking to shake it a bit though? Make it New at Middlesex has a top notch lineup this week, welcoming Montreal-based producers Bordello and Iron Galaxy on top of residents Coralcola and John Barera (9 p.m., $10, 21+). English folk-tronica songwriter Beth Orton will make a stop at The Paradise if you’re looking for something more out of the ordinary (with The Murphy Beds; 8 p.m., $25, 18+). Considering this week is Beatles Week, it would be criminal not to put a little of the Fab Four in your life. If you’ve yet to do so, The Wilbur is hosting “All You Need Is Love,” a tribute to the Beatles (7:30 p.m., $30-40, all ages).
Friday, Feb. 14
Nothing tells your lover that you mean it like taking them to see some live music. Perhaps you’d like to get funky with your special someone at House of Blues with Philly alt-funk trio G. Love & Special Sauce (with Kristy Lee; 8 p.m., $25, all ages). Maybe even get a little funkier with blue-eyed soul local boy Eli “Paperboy” Reed at The Sinclair (with Ruby Rose Fox and Soulelujah DJ set; 8 p.m., $15, 18+). Maybe your hubby doesn’t like to dance all that much, maybe he just wants to rock. Nothing wrong with that, just head to Lilypad, where Hallelujah the Hills will lead a lovely bill of local bands, all in the name of love and passion (with The Dazies, The Fagettes, and Nice Guys; 10 p.m., donation based, all ages).
Saturday, Feb. 15
Now that the lovey-dovey stuff is over with, you can get back to your fascination with dark electro-industrial jams with Vancouver’s Skinny Puppy at Royale (with Army of the Universe; 7 p.m., $32, 18+). Los Angeles garage punk act together PANGEA makes the trip out east to play Great Scott with Dutch quartet Mozes and the Firstborn (with Zip-tie Handcuffs; 9 p.m., $10, 21+). Local collective The Grownup Noise takes to Lizard Lounge, joined by Brooklyn-based baroque pop band The Miracles of Modern Science (with Golden Bloom; 8 p.m., $10, 21+). Providence-based howlers Atlantic Thrills heads to Tasty Burger in Harvard Square to celebrate the release of its debut album and probably to chow down on some beef, too (with The Monsieurs, White Pages, and Nice Guys; 8 p.m., $5-10, all ages).
Sunday, Feb. 16
Sunday is a bit more mellow-tempered, despite most folks getting Monday tacked onto the weekend. Gentle-voiced Alex Brown Church, a.k.a. indie folk act Sea Wolf will make a stop at Brighton Music Hall (with BadKnight; 8 p.m., $12, 18+). The acoustic vibes continue at Great Scott, where Nashville strummer Robert Ellis will play in support of his new album, “The Lights From the Chemical Plant,” with help from Deer Tick guitarist Ian O’Neill (9 p.m., $12, 18+). The Middle East Upstairs hosts an awesome event to raise money for the Cambridge Special Olympics basketball team, which has qualified for the national games, but needs support in order to get there. This event, featuring poets, DJs, clothing companies, and everything in between, includes names like Ners, OVM, and DJ Lump (with Blak Madeen, Mahogany Star, Mute the News, and more; 8 p.m., $10, all ages).
[Photo Credit: Coda Photography]