Reese McHenry is one of the most powerful singers in this or any other region, and she’ll be covering both ends of the Valentine’s Day paradigm this week. First, she’s one of the featured attractions of Sunday’s “Love: Triangle” Valentine’s Day show happening at Durham’s Letters Bookshop. McHenry, Charles Latham and Future Kings of Nowhere’s Shayne Miel will perform a show billed as “a celebration of love for local music and the region they call home.” It gets going at 5:30 p.m. Sunday and it’s free (lettersbookshop.com).
Then on Monday, McHenry and Latham will be part of the 17th annual “Love Hangover” show at Kings, in which male-female duet teams explore the darker side of romance and its aftermath. Alexis Price and Stuart McLamb, Caroline Mamoulides and Steve Howell and Caroline Mamoulides are also on the bill. Showtime is 8 p.m., cover is $8 and it’s all-ages. See kingsbarcade.com for details.
- Friday brings Mutemath to Carrboro’s Cat’s Cradle, “Call Me Maybe” pop star Carly Rae Jepsen to the Raleigh Ritz and Legendary Shack Shakers to Raleigh’s Pour House.
- Seattle indie-pop band Hey Marseilles plays the Cradle Back Room Saturday, the same night WKNC’s night-one Double Barrel Benefit is at Kings with Des Ark, Schooner, Museum Mouth and Naked Naps.
- Good blues is coming from Steady Rollin’ Bob Margolin at the Cradle Back Room Sunday, and Robert Cray at Durham’s Carolina Theatre on Monday.
- The Peach State represents with former Georgia Satellite Dan Baird’s Homemade Sin at the Pour House Wednesday, and Athens’ Pylon Reenactment Society at the Cradle Back Room Thursday. Also Thursday, Big Head Todd and the Monsters play the Ritz.