Eight Gigs: Band of Lovers

Fri., Feb. 20, 8 p.m., Shine, $5

In the instance that Valentine's Day didn't bring enough sugar to the table last week, New York folk duo Band of Lovers is coming through town with its super-sweet love songs. Easy on the eyes and ears, Dave Strumfeld and Sabina Beachdell seem so in love with love that it'll stop the average, everyday cynic in his or her tracks. If there are people out there for whom the view outside is almost always sunshine and rainbows, these are two of them. Fans of contemporary folk get-ups like Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros and She & Him (which is moody in comparison) will find lots to enjoy. 1400 E Street, www.bandoflovers.net.