Are you the kind of New Yorker who dreads the expense and tedium of a Valentine’s Day dinner date? Do you and your sweetie want something rough and rowdy instead?
Then these shows are for you, baby. This year, put your Valentine’s in overdrive by making it a couples’ night at one of these kickass rock shows in NYC.
The last night of Coco Verde’s residency at Carmelo’s w/ Miranda & The Beat, Fruit & Flowers, China Wyte and Da Pop (Free)
Indie rockers Coco Verde have thrown free Thursday night show at this Brooklyn dive bar for the past month. This is the last one, so it’s sure to be absolutely insane. Ever lifted your loved one up to crowd surf? It’s very intimate.
Share tacos and drink free Jack Daniels before hitting the dance floor at this low-key Manhattan spot. The Ritmo Fever DJs will spin the dance tunes and the Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. perform.
Want to stay in Brooklyn? Head over to Alphaville for the music video release show for sultry electro-indie band Pecas who’ll be backed by fellow sexy-experimental rockers NOIA and Courtship Ritual. If you’re not sure if your love will last the nights, take advantage of the night’s tarot cards readings by Allie O’Dell.
These hazy rockers will have you and your partner getting lost into each other’s eyes in the large and dreamy-lit Elsewhere Hall in Brooklyn. Triathalon and openers True Blue and Pink Siifu will give you tons of opportunity to find a dark corner to cozy up in with your S.O.
Cuddle up to this lineup of indie sad rock. Market Hotels’ romantic ambience has a stage view of the M and J trains and includes free beers for 21 plus patrons in a back room.
Here’s another heartbreaking musician to make you appreciate the love you’ve got. At the classic Brooklyn venue, Music Hall of Williamsburg there’s tons of room for holding each other tight and swaying along.
This show is for the couples that share a love for fast punk rock. It’s the perfect set up for these hardcore punk bands to get you and your hun bouncing around together.
Do you and your sweetheart love post-punk, new wave and goth rock? Then this is the show for you with a The Cure tribute band and DJs spinning the genre all night.
If you’re in love with a fan of post-punk pioneers Bauhaus, your relationship would be as dead as Bela Lugosi if you miss Peter Murphy playing the band’s classics.
Tropical Past & Future Residency w/ Tenosh, Adrian Is Hungry, Little Dynasty and Prince of Queens at Black Flamingo (Free)
Black Flamingo offers a tropical DJ set specifically made for lovers. Dance close and dirty with DJs from some of the most danceable bands in NYC.
Celebrate all the drunk and dysfunctional relationships of your past at this Manhattan bar. There will be DJs, go-go dancers, buy-one-get-one drinks and a celebration of couples like Sid and Nancy, Kurt and Courtney and Winona and Johnny.
This show will be romantic and sweet. Think of it like that expensive dinner you could’ve taken your honey out to, but it’s better because instead you’re listening to beautiful duets and harmonies while sipping on cocktails—plus, it’s cheaper.
For all the uncoupled folk who like to celebrate V-day even when they’re alone, check out the singles-only indie rock show