Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the emotive, heart-on-the-sleeve indie rock of Vegas’ Mercy Music at 10 p.m. Saturday at the Gold Spike, 217 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The show is free; call 702-476-4923.
The Las Vegas Musicians Coalition Against Cancer hosts it first benefit concert and auction featuring FSP, At It Again, the Psyatics, Big Like Texas, Self Abuse and others at 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Hard Rock Cafe, 4475 Paradise Road. The show is free, although donations will be accepted at the door; call 702-733-8400.
Salt Lake City “hug rock” cut-ups Tartar Control bring their funny, fierce punk rock back to Las Vegas at 10 p.m. Saturday at the Double Down Saloon, 4640 Paradise Road. The show is free; call 702-791-5775.
Get funky at the Soul Shakedown Party’s Heart and Soul Valentine’s Ball, featuring Selecta’ Scream, DJ Cavallero, Jr. Ska Boss and The Pink Blob, at 10 p.m. Saturday at Beauty Bar, 517 Fremont St. The event is free; call 702-598-3757.
Hooky, often humorous pop rockers The Bones light up the night at 11 p.m. Sunday at Vinyl at the Hard Rock Hotel, 4455 Paradise Road. The show is free; call 702-693-5000.
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