Matthew Reveles, The Venomous Pinks, Obscura, and Other Valentine's Weekend Events
If you're single, Valentine's Day kinda sucks.
You'll likely spend this weekend sitting on your ass, alternating bouts of drinking with visits to online porn sites, while your friends and their respective S.O.'s dine, drink, and dance, all in the name of romance.
Then again, if you're in a relationship, Valentine's Day still kinda sucks.
It's practically mandatory to spend scads of money on snookums, leaving your bank account empty as a result.
It doesn't have to be that way, however, as you can utilize our list of 10 different low-cost events during Valentine's Weekend to avoid either fate.
Blunt Club at Yucca Tap (Thursday):
Richie Rich (a.k.a. Daddy Rich) from legendary hip-hop throwbacks 3rd Base will headline this week's edition of the Blunt Club, which will spotlight raps and rhymes from the '80s. Resident DJs Pickster One, Element, and Darrell D. will also spin. 9 p.m., free. (29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe)
Splash Thursdays at Bar Smith (Thursdays):
Local legend DJ Dark Vader and DJ Phlava from 101.5 Jamz kick off their new night at downtown hot spot Bar Smith, which will feature reggae and dancehall tracks downstairs and plenty of Top 40 and house music hits on the second floor. 9 p.m., free before 11. (130 E. Washington St.)
The Venomous Pinks, & The Pübes at Ice House Tavern (Friday):
Girl power will be in full effect as two of the Valley's all-chick punk bands take over this eastside dive and provide and evening of music and mayhem. 9 p.m., $4. (3855 E. Thomas Rd.)
WTFunk? at Stray Cat (Friday):
Local hip-hop heroes Span Phly and Random celebrate the release of their Spy vs. Spy Vol. 2 EP will an evening of rap theatrics. The night will also offer performances from Phallic and Floyd White, Magnanamous, medafORACLE, and Bandcoach, as well as WTFunk's resident DJs. 9 p.m., free. (2433 E. University Dr., Tempe)
The Prince vs. Michael Jackson Experience at the Clubhouse (Friday):
"San Francisco's DJ Dave Paul and the PHX's DJ Akshen will mix and match all manner of remixes, classic tracks, and songs from either Prince or Michael Jackson (as well as cuts by such ancillary acts as Sheila E., The Jackson 5, and Morris Day and the Time) during the 18-and-over event..." (read more) 8 p.m., $8-$10. (1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe)