We all know Valentine’s Day is a manufactured Hallmark holiday, bland and banal. This is your opportunity to make your Feb. 14th really ~special,~ like, truly really special, maybe in that short-bus way or maybe in that “Where am I, and where are my pants?” morning-after kinda way, or possibly the sort of special feeling you get when the lead guitarist bleeds/pees/raplhs/some other secretion right on you cause you’re in the front row. See? Isn’t that romantic? I sure thought so.
Because the super-fun retro-psych-Ramones-surfpunk-awesome Black Lips (listen on myspace) are bringing their ‘splosive specialness in all its creepy-hugging, mustachioed garage rawk beauty to the El Rey, and the result should be a party that’s off the hook, if not quite all flowers and candy. They’re playing with the Pierced Arrows and Terrible Twos. Something about all these band names rings of traditional V-Day values–lips, arrows, petulant toddlers–and yet it’s all so WRONG.
Want tickets? We got us some pairs to give away here, y’all. Comment below telling us what you would do for the ultimate Valentine’s Day date, and NO, just ’cause you say “I would totally go to this show, man!” does NOT mean you’ll get tickets. That’s just sucking up. Be more creative.