Valentine’s Day this year doesn’t have to be filled with flowers, candied hearts, chocolate and a nice romantic candlelit dinner with soft music in the background. Instead, switch it up this Hallmark holiday weekend and jam out to the sound of Kansas City rock band, Attic Light. The talented men that make up this rocking group are vocalist and guitarist Nathan Bowman, guitarist Michael Pittman, bassist Patrick Rippeto and Joseph Dillman on drums. This tour and show at O’Leaver’s Pub is in support of the band’s upcoming album, which was recorded in Nashville, “Exile EP.” You can listen to the first single “Exile” on the Attic Light website. If you like what you hear, on Friday, Feb. 12, “Whiskey Love” will be released and, bonus, this will help you prep for the concert. The first time I listened to “Exile,” I was trying to sing along. It was as if I had heard the song before, but not in an unoriginal way, quite the contrary. Attic Light somehow mixes familiarity with originality creating a song you know you have never heard, but already love. Based on the reviews and fans of this band, the concert will be entertaining to say the least. The energy they bring to the stage is said to be not only contagious, but a vigorous, true to the meaning of rock and roll, performance. Joining Attic Light will be reggae rock bands Faded and Stonebelly. You don’t have to go to a quiet dinner or stay at home this Valentine’s Day, but maybe you should buy flowers and candy so your sweetheart will dance close to you during this concert. 

Saturday, February 13 

O’Leaver’s Pub, 1322 South Saddle Creek Road

9:30 p.m., $5, 21+

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