Rock 'n' Rumble: Lovie vs. The Valentines
For Rock 'n' Rumble round 2, we pit two bands whose names are similarly evocative of chocolates, flowers and the color red. We're eager to see who rips the other's heart out. We welcome rocker chick band Lovie to the game against alt-rockers The Valentines.
Lovie has had a quiet existence locally with a sparse performance itinerary, but the group just released its debut Harshmellow, and now we expect to see Lovie all over place. Instead of playing the riot grrl power-band card, the four 30-somethings let the music speak for itself leaving everyone else to attach labels to it. Calling Dallas their home, the members of Lovie “have cast aside stereotypes, egos and all of their inhibitions to bring fun, poppy tunes, solid song writing and catchy hooks to their audiences.” Or so their Web site says. (Full disclosure: Lovie drummer Grace and I were classmates over at Richland College. She totally sat next to me always trying to put the moves on.)
Hear the band: Download one of our favorites “Songbird.” If you dig it, head over to the band's MySpace page for three other tunes.
Next gig: See The Valentines at the Prophet Bar with The Wildbirds also on December 1.
Get your voting comments on and have at it. -- Rich Lopez