February 12 through February 18.
As Valentine's Day nears, date night opportunities abound with loads of dinner specials all over town — including Il Cane Rosso's pre V-Day one-year anniversary party. On actual V-Day, you can set the proper mood with Trombone Shorty at the House of Blues.
Later, as the week rolls, on plus-sized indie-bands are the main fair with the seven-piece Los Campesinos! and 20-plus member Polyphonic Spree each playing Deep Ellum sets.
Before you round out the weekend, be sure your dancing pants are back from the cleaners, 'cause there “ain't no better way to get down” than with the trunk music of Yelawolf who'll be at Trees.
Now it's time for a deeper breakdown of the highlights…
Il Cane Rosso 1-year anniversary party
Marinara, Margherita, Focaccia, Lonestar, PBR, & Sangria are all just a buck.
Badass Jazz at Amsterdam Bar
Half-price food and all-night happy hour at Barcadia
Estelle at Cambridge Room
Be her American boy.
Trombone Shorty at House of Blues
Trombone Shorty and his Orleans Avenue backing band capably fuse contemporary jazz with elements of funk and R&B, pulling off the nearly impossible feat of making the trombone seem sexy in the process.
Los Campesinos! at Club Dada
The British seven-piece brat-pop outfit mixes attitude with the varied instrumentation of Architecture in Helsinki.
House of MacGregor's Free Love Valentine's Day Bash
The cocktails from Bolsa should provide the appropriate lubricant as attendees mug for the photobooth while trying on the local milliner's assortment of wares
Half-price food at La Grange
Polyphonic Spree at Sons of Hermann Hall
Don't forget your robe.
Boombox at Trees
One part DJ set mixed on the fly, one part talented multi-instrumentalist, all parts sweaty fun dance party.
Good Luck Karaoke at Double Wide
Uptown Consignment Grand Re-Opening Party
Big Rich Texas will be filming for a future episode during the grand opening of the new triple-the-size boutique consignment store.
Islands at Sons of Hermann Hall
Islands will release their fourth full-length album, A Sleep & A Forgetting just days before their Sons performance.
Yelawolf at Trees
Challenging Eminem for the title of best white rapper going since 2009.