Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Downtown Provo

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With Valentine’s Day falling on a Sunday this year, odds are you’ll be celebrating the holiday on Saturday, Feb. 13; if not for religious reasons, purely for pragmatic reasons. Sure, you can do dinner and a movie like everyone else. Or, if you’d like to not feel like another cog in the Hallmark machine, you can enjoy the evening in downtown Provo.

This V-Day weekend you can catch some of the Valley’s best acoustic/indie/folk bands at Velour Live Music Gallery and Muse Music Café. Book on Tapeworm and Mudbison are playing at Velour with openers Marlee and Halee Hernandez. Muse’s Valentine’s show will feature a reunion of local legends Saint Sebastian’s School for Wicked Girls, with support from Moses, Adding Machines, and Matt Weidauer.

If you’re one of those people who thinks a local show is a bad idea for a Valentine’s date, it’s probably because you haven’t heard the right bands (hearing some guy in your ward’s band play at the Raintree clubhouse doesn’t qualify you to make such a judgment). I challenge you to listen to Scott Shepard’s (Book on Tapeworm) angelic tenor, or Drew Capener’s (Moses) soulful alt-country melodies and disagree with me. Acoustic/folk music not your thing? Mudbison at Velour, or Saint Sebastian School for Wicked Girls at Muse are a little more rockin’, but not so much as to make the show inappropriate for an intimate Valentine’s date. This is one of those nights on the 100 North University Ave. block where I can guarantee that you can’t go wrong with either a Muse or Velour show.