*The Big Bounce makes for some pretty classy drinking music, so it's appropriate that the "lounge-hop" duo plays an extended happy-hour from 4 to 9 p.m. at Mia at Biscayne. Admission is free. Click here for details.
*Saturday's awesome garage/punk/rock and roll extravaganza at Churchill's -- with Sloppy Seconds, NoBunny, and the Spits -- costs just a little more than our $10 limit for this column. But tonight you can check out a benefit at the sort-of-English-pub, proceeds from which will go to starting the planned d.i.y. venue Miami Chumbucket. Bands playing include venue punk rock staples like Guerilleros de Nadie and Gorilla Pussy. Cover is $5. Click here for details.
*Folky duo Calahoney celebrates the release of a new album and video over at Tobacco Road. Cover is $5. Click here for details.
*Tonight marks a rare, early-evening (6 p.m.) all-all ages show at Transit Lounge. Even more rare for the venue: It's all metal. Bands include Abolish, Hate Machine, Knock em Dead, and more. As usual for Transit, though, admission is free. Click here for details.
*Check out a free, night-time in-store at Sweat Records featuring the Axe and the Oak and Gray Girls, two of the best up-and-coming, somewhat underrated bands quietly plying the local circuit. Click here for details on the Sweat site.
*RSVP now and you can still get into Afrobeta's tour sendoff show at Grand Central for $10. (Otherwise it's $15). Click here for details.
*Tobacco Road's sound engineer Cosmo Ohms is a legend, having manned the boards for a number of early New York City punk rock records and venues. Tonight, he celebrates his 63rd birthday at the Road. Admission is free to wish him well; live music is promised too, of course. Click here for details.
*More for jazz fans: the Ike and Val Woods Revue performs at the Van Dyke Cafe. Admission is free, but to take up seat real estate you'll have to buy drinks. Click here for details.
Sunday, June 6
*If you haven't made it to Churchill's by Sunday, there's always the daytime Hooplafest, which includes some 15 bands (including Crossfade favs Radioboxer) on two stages. Unsurprisingly, the exact admission price seems to be impossible to find but it should be well under $10. Click here for the rest of the show details.