When it comes to Valentine’s Day, L.A. music lovers of all sorts have plenty of options this special holiday. Even if you're a hater with a broken heart or into just treating yourself to a night out, we've got you covered. Here are 10 different musical options for whatever your mood.
Neil Diamond (kinda)
Fantastic Diamond is a one-of-a-kind Neil Diamond tribute show at Canyon Club. Audience participation is a must, so get ready to sing along to “Sweet Caroline” and other Neil classics.
Judy Collins (for real)
Pasadena's newest concert venue, the Rose, opens on Valentine's Day with the smooth vocal stylings of the inspiration for Crosby, Stills & Nash's “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes.” (Yes, she and Stephen Stills spent some romantic evenings together, too.) Enjoy her classic versions of “Send in the Clowns,” “Both Sides Now” and more.
Flamenco Dinner Theater at El Cid
Is that steam coming off your dinner plate or you? Go to El Cid for sultry flamenco dancing and live music for two separate dinner shows. Go early or late and enjoy the band with some of the city's best Mexican eats and drinks.
Valentine's Blues Love Concert
If the blues gets you hot, hit Arcadia Blues Club. A long, smokin' afternoon of blues is ahead of you from Dennis Smith, Guitar Shorty, Pete Anderson, Toni Dodd, Rod Piazza, Shari Puorto, Tina Jackson, Tracy Niles, Bobby Bluehouse and more.
Steve Wynn (Dream Syndicate)
Former The Dream Syndicate alt-rocker Steve Wynn will serenade you and your honey with a solo performance at the Westside's best acoustic venue, McCabe's.
Hard Dance Night
The Trauma Harder Styles tour rolls into Club Nokia with a packed lineup of the best hardstyle and rawstyle DJs and producers from the U.S. and Europe.
The Toldeo Show
Head to Harvelle's in Santa Monica for Toldeo’s sexy cabaret-style show. If Barry White and Marvin Gaye are your idea of sexy (as it should be), this show is where you want to be.
Valentine’s Day Rumble
If something a bit more rough and tumble makes you hot, hit the Echoplex for The Frights' record release show. Bands SWMRS, Wild Wings and Melissa Brooks & the Aquadolls will also rev your date's engines.
“Love Will Tear Us Apart” Emo Valentine's
Nothing says sexy like an emotional breakup — or breakdown. Head over to retro-chic King Eddy Saloon for new wave, goth, emo, shoegaze and postpunk tunes, plus Feb. 14 drink specials like a “screamo sour” or “unicorn tears.”
One Tree Hill Music Night
Your honey is obsessed with One Tree Hill? Well, go catch both Tyler Hilton and Kate Voegele folk-rocking out live at Saint Rocke in the South Bay. That should seal the deal on your romance, forever.