Question: Whats more romantic than getting cozy on El Rios back patio as a buncha punk acts blast the foam off your Pabst? Answer: Everything. But really, on V-Day all that candy-hearts-n-kissin crap is for suckers. If youre serious about showing someone you care or, conversely, if youre a bitter bastard suffering through this Hallmark holiday drag your ass to the Outer Mission. Theres a show that deserves your affection going down with the Husbands, Rock n Roll Adventure Kids, and Ty Segall. We have a special eardrum crush on Segall, who spun off from the Traditional Fools to record a solo album thats already ranking high on our best of 2009 list. He descends directly from the John Dwyer lineage of raw, irreverent, psych-tinted rock n roll. The eponymous records one-man blooze woos listeners with psycho cackles, fuzzy guitar riffs, and a backbeat thatll keep your lower half ticking. Plus, songs like Pretty Baby Youre So Ugly make for excellent Valentine dedications.
Sat., Feb. 14, 9 p.m., 2009