Valentine's Day is on Saturday. If you're solo and lonely, there's a quick fix. You can pay money for someone to pretend to be your girlfriend or boyfriend for $30. If that prospect doesn't scare you enough, then remember this: Tonight is also Friday the 13th. But never fear, there are plenty of concerts to put you at ease this weekend. Sarah Jaffe, Blue, the Misfit, Sam Lao, and S1 have a collaborative show at Trees. Party Static has an EP release party at Three Links. Animal Collective is doing a DJ set at Club Dada. Just do whatever your anatomically correct heart desires.
Even though Sarah Jaffe is no longer considered just a "local," she's still frequently found on stage in the music scene where she first honed her talents. From the release of 2010'sSuburban Nature
to last year'sDon't Disconnect
, fans have watched Jaffe evolve from a soft-spoken "girl with a guitar" into a confident and commanding pop artist. Now that she's moved on to bigger and better things, like releasing critically-acclaimed pop albums and recording vocals for Eminem, Jaffe will always be one of Dallas' favorite artists. At Trees on Friday, Jaffe tops an impressive bill of local artists, including Blue, the Misfit and Sam Lao. One could say that this performance is a symbolic "passing of the torch" in the Dallas music scene with Jaffe as the "elder stateswoman," especially as Lao and Blue's careers continue to heat up.Amy McCarthyFrankie Valli & the Four Seasons 9:00 p.m. Friday, Febuary 13, At WinStar World Casino and Resort, Thackerville, OK, 1-800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com/jillscott, $30-$50
Frankie Valli is 80 years old. How he's still going on tour is beyond me. But, luckily he has more experience as a musician than computers have been commercially available. That's a pretty exceptional feat. Also worth note is that the Vocal Hall of Fame recognizes Frankie Valli and the four seasons as the most popular rock band before the Beatles. The Seasons have changed since those days, but Valli still shines as the bandleader. This is a sure bet.H. Drew BlackburnAnimal Collective (DJ Set) With Deakin, Geologist, Avey Tare, 8 p.m., Saturday, February 14 at Club Dada, 2720 Elm Street, http://www.dadadallas.com, $15-$17
This is an odd one, but also a fun one. Rhapsodic psych-pop act Animal Collective are coming to Dallas again, only this time in a different capacity. With their 10th studio album Centipede Hz still fresh in mind and with co-frontman Noah Lennox busy from his recent Panda Bear release, Animal Collective have opted to tour, not as a live band, but as a three-piece with Deakin, Geologist and Avey Tare acting as a roaming DJ crew. If the DJ mixes that have found their way online are any indication, the set looks to be just as delightfully weird as Animal Collective's own music. It's that same tensile blend of accessible and grating. With an ear for both left-field prodding and honeyed melodies, expect an evening of heady dance tunes and ambient mood numbers, but above all else, expect the unexpected.Jonathan PatrickParty Static EP Release With Sealion, Street Arabs, 9 p.m. Saturday, February 14, at Three Links, 2704 Elm St., 214-653-8228 or threelinksdeepellum.com, $8-$10
How should you spend your Valentine's day? There's a ton of different suggestions. If you have a lover you should make whoopie with them. If you don't have a lover maybe use Tinder and try and find somebody who will do the sex with you. Or don't. I once spent a Valentine's Day reading "Catcher In The Rye" in its entirety because I'm a loser. However, regardless of your relationship status check out one of Dallas' most energetic live acts, Party Static. We promise, you'll fall in love.HDBThe Rich Girls With Straight Tequila Nights, The Clinton Years, 7 p.m. Friday, February 13, at Trees, 2709 Elm St., treesdallas.com, $23
Daryl Hall and John Oates are considered Yacht Rock these days. But, that doesn't make it bad. Far from it, as Hall & Oates is a great duo. Thankfully, Cheyenne, Justin, Tony, Kevin, Karen andJohn have no care in the world what the "cool kids" who readVice
may think. They've thrown a six-piece together that captures all that's genuinely delightful about Hall & Oates. This cover band makes anybody's dream come true.HDBMetalachi With Mad Mexicans and Palamino, 7 p.m. Sunday, February 15, at Trees, 2709 Elm St., 214-741-1122 or treesdallas.com, $10
Oh man, when worlds collide. Metalachi hails from a little place you may have heard of and probably should never go to called Juarez, Mexico. What makes them particularly special is that they fuse two genres. It's metal and mariachi music as you may expect by their name. It might be among the only metal a non-metal head can learn to appreciate and something metal heads fin truly exciting. They're also not shy to put their unique spin on classic rock songs as well.HDBDwight Yokam 10:30 p.m., Saturday, February 14, at Billy Bob's Texas, 2520 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth, TX, billybobstexas.com, $20-$50
Dwight Yoakam's a multi-talented fellow. He's had a fruitful film career. But, he's also a pretty big country star who regularly rears his head onThe Tonight Show
. A modern country legend makes his way out to the Funky Town to sing some sad songs for dirty lovers.HDBShe Banshee CD Release Party With Bad Beats, Pearl Earl, Mink Coats, Cozy Hawks, 9 p.m., Saturday, February 14, at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studio, 411 East Sycamore, Denton, TX, 940-387-7781, $5-$7
The people of Denton love nothing more in this world than their bands. It's only right on such a holiday that they have a release party for one of their best in She Banshee. Not to mention, there are four other promising local acts on the bill as well. She Banshee is sure to put on a loud and lively show in the town's most coveted hole in the wall.HDBExcision with Protohype, 8:30 p.m., Saturday, February 14, at South Side Ball Room, 1135 South Lamar St., 214-421-2021, $43
Dubstep was once so big that Britney Spears appropriated it into her music. As did Kanye West and Jay Z. And Muse. Excision is one of the most heralded acts in the genre. He's been around for over a decade and released his first solo project in 2007. Three albums and what may seem like one billion remixes later he's still knob twiddling away. You may fall in love with his expertise in the electronic warbling tonight.HDBGary Allan 7 p.m., Saturday February 14, at Winstar Casino, 777 Casino Ave, Thackerville, OK, 1-800-622-6317, $45-$75
Gary Allan is an alright guy who is tough all over. This country star has sold a shit ton of records and stampeded all over theBillboard
charts, as country stars tend to do. He's had 26 singles onBillboard
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thus far. Head on over to Thackerville to see how this California boy does country.HDB
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