Valentine's 2009: live and clubbing
Stuck for something to do this Valentine's day, and fancy going to a gig? Let us point you in the right direction.
There are well over one hundred gigs/ club dates this Valentine's day, so here is a consolidated list for y'all.
London - Jazz/ Soul/ RnB
Starting at the sophisticated end, French-Armenian composer Michel Legrand and his big band are at the Shaw Theatre along with Alison Moyet - tickets cost £60. In the same vein: British singer Ray Gelato brings his jazz band to the 100 Club (£13.50), soul legends Rose Royce are at the IndigO2, along with original singer Gwen Dickey (£25), MOBO-winner YolanDa Brown is at Camden's Jazz Café for her 'In the Mood for Love" Valentine's Special (£18) and The Swinging Little Band play a Valentine's Day special at the Pigalle Club, playing hits from Sinatra et al, as well as more contemporary jazz from Michael Buble (£60). On the RnB tip: US stars Jodeci are playing a date at the Wembley Arena - tickets cost £35 - £45.
London - Indie/ Metal/ Hip Hop
Moving to edgier stuff now: Metal Hammer's "Defenders Of The Faith II" rolls into the Brixton Academy on 14th Feb, featuring Lamb Of God and Dimmu Borgir (co-headline), Five Finger Death Punch and more (£22.50). The Camden BarFly has the raunchy 'Valentines Vendetta', featuring: Soho Dolls, Dirty Harry, Dolls And The Kicks, Andrea Faithful and Sexual Hot Bitches - which is billed as "not for the faint hearted" (£7). My Ex-boyfriend's Records present their 'My Bloody Valentine' gig, featuring Joana And The Wolf, Toy Toy and resident DJs Jodie and Julie (£5). Londoner MOBO-nominee rapper Ironik, performs at the Islington Academy (£10).
London - Clubbing
On the club front, we have FabricLive, featuring Tiefschwarz, Claude VonStroke and more at Fabric (£16-£25). 'Breakin Science' takes place at the Coronet, featuring Friction, Grooverider, Hazard and many more (£13.50 - £20). American DJ Quentin Harris plays the 'Free Your Soul' night at the Bloomsbury Ballroom (£30).
Further Afield - Clubbing
Outside of the capital, Fantazia stage their annual Valentine's Spectacular at Glasgow's Braehead Arena, featuring 4 arenas of music, 60 artists for over 10 hours! Tickets cost £39.50.
Manchester's deaf and Dumb has Guilty Pleasures going on - tickets: £8. Also in Manchester is regular club night 'Bitch' at Sankeys (£12).
Leeds club 'Filth' celebrates its 2nd Birthday at Mint in Leeds, featuring Jesse Rose, Style of Eye and Lee Mortimer (£12.50). Regular student night 'Comeplay' takes place at the Cardiff SU (£4).
Further south, the Pure 2020 Valentine's Ball takes place at 2020 in Bournemouth, featuring 4 rooms of music (£8).
For an overview of clubbing events near you, check the 'Valentines Clubbing' link in the sidebar to the right, other overviews are also available in the link section.