Love Sick at Southgate

Love is a many-splendored thing … unless you’ve been burned by it or are living without it. Then it’s stupid and you didn’t want it anyway, right? If you’re in that loveless boat, turn commiseration into celebration at the third annual “anti-Valentine’s

• Cincinnati’s popular and supremely talented Latin group Tropicoso celebrates its 12th anniversary with a special show at Corryville’s Mad Frog Saturday. The ensemble began performing at The Mad Frog every Monday night immediately after forming in 1999 and became an instant hit. Still going strong, the band’s Monday night residency is the city’s longest-running Latin music and dance night. Like Tropicoso’s Monday shows, Salsa dance lessons will be offered Saturday at 9 p.m. until the band hits the stage at 10 p.m. Admission is $8 or, in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, $15 per couple.

• Love is a many-splendored thing … unless you’ve been burned by it or are living without it. Then it’s stupid and you didn’t want it anyway, right? If you’re in that loveless boat, turn commiseration into celebration at the third annual “anti-Valentine’s Day extravaganza,” Love Sick, this Friday at the Southgate House. (I’m fairly sure that even if you are deeply in love, you’ll still be allowed in. Just keep the PDA to a minimum, Romeo.) The eclectic lineup (dispersed on all three of the Southgate’s stages) is something to fall in love with, showcasing many of Greater Cincinnati’s finest, including The Sundresses, Banderas, The Lions Rampant, Strawboss, The Mudpies and many others. Music starts at 9 p.m.

• Also performing at the Love Sick show Friday is the fun all-star project, The Tammy WhyNots. Though the playful vintage Country band previously existed with a different lineup, Friday marks the debut appearance of the new WhyNots, which features Todd Lipscomb (Kentucky Struts), Kelly Thomas (The Fabulous Pickups), David Rhodes Brown (Warsaw Falcons, Magnolia Mountain, 500 Miles to Memphis), John Schmidt (Warsaw Falcons), Sylvia Mitchell (The Hiders, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra) and Greg Schramm (Tex Schramm and Radio King Cowboys). The band is currently working on its debut EP; look them up at www.kickstarter.com if you’d like to help finance the recording.

• Besides being Valentine’s Day, Monday is also World Sound Healing Day, an international, new-agey effort to “positively effect the Earth through the use of sound” and “project peace throughout the planet.” Supporters around the world will help accomplish this by simultaneously emitting the vocal tone “AH,” described as a “universal, non-denominational heart sound” (visit www.worldsoundhealingday.org for details). At 6 p.m. Monday, New Thought Unity Center of Cincinnati (1401 E. McMillan St., East Walnut Hills) hosts a Cincinnati Sound Healing Day event featuring local healing music purveyors like Pat Kelly, Ron Esposito, Karen Johns, Arzell Nelson, John Rodgers, Daishon Woody and Baoku Moses.

• Cold Spring, Ky., native Daniel Martin Moore promotes the recent release of his third album for super-indie label Sub Pop, the Folk Gospel-inspired In the Cool of the Day, Saturday at The Monastery, guitarist/composer/producer Ric Hordinski’s studio/performance space in Walnut Hills (visit

www.monasterystudio.com for more info on the venue). Moore — who will be backed by a full band for the 8:30 p.m. show — has scored many praiseful reviews for the new album, including ones from Paste magazine and infamously hard-to-impress music site Pitchfork. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $12 at Shake It Records in Northside or online at jbmpromotions.com (if any remain, they’ll be $15 at the door).

CONTACT MIKE BREEN: [email protected]

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