For most people, Valentine's Day consists of a nice meal and some champagne, with a little background music to set the mood. But for those who like their music front and center, New York offers plenty of choices for the holiday, whether you're in the mood for romance, heartbreak or something else altogether. Here are some options:

 

Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds

Babyface has been responsible for some of the best slow jams of the '90s, writing Boyz II Men's "I'll Make Love to You" and TLC's "Red Light Special," along with working on hits for Madonna, Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston, among others. His latest album, a collaboration with Toni Braxton titled "Love, Marriage & Divorce," may not be the perfect Valentine's gift, as its focus is squarely on the divorce part of the equation. The Theater at MSG, $59-$149

 

Dawn Landes

Also for those coping with a breakup, folkie Dawn Landes will highlight songs from her 2014 album "Bluebird," which is about her divorce from fellow musician Josh Ritter. The Appel Room at Lincoln Center, $50-$85

 

The '70s Soul Jam Valentine's Concert

Baby boomers looking to turn back the clock to the days of 8-tracks and shag carpet will be out in force for this bill, which features The Stylistics, The Dramatics, The Manhattans, The Delfonics and Blue Magic. Whatever your age, it's hard to argue with the staying power of hits like "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)" and "Betcha by Golly, Wow." Beacon Theatre, $49.50-$79.50

 

Father John Misty

The alter ego of Fleet Foxes drummer Josh Tillman, Father John Misty is a debauched character who often sings about overindulging with women and drugs. For all the theatrics, there's also a personal element, moments of tenderness and a strong sense of humor that shines through his Laurel Canyon-style folk rock. His new album, "I Love You, Honeybear," is about his experience falling in love, warts and all. Bowery Ballroom, $25

 

Har Mar Superstar

Har Mar Superstar is known for three things: his physical resemblance to porn star Ron Jeremy, his tendency to perform in his underwear and his uninhibited R&B songs. As a result, he has opened for bands ranging from Yeah Yeah Yeahs to Tenacious D, and even had a cameo in "Pitch Perfect." Mercury Lounge, $10-$12

 

Filthy Gorgeous Burlesque Valentine's Spectacular

For those who don't mind public displays of, well, almost everything, this show features more than a half-dozen burlesque performers. It's hosted by the World Famous *BOB*, who is known both for challenging gender roles and for her "incredible ability to mix martinis in her cleavage." (Le) Poisson Rouge, $30-$70