Five... four... three... two... one. Hooray for 2015!
While you may still be recovering from that NYE hangover and cash blowout, it's the first Friday of the year. That means no matter how drunk or broke you may be, staying home and binge watching old movies on Netflix is not an option.
Especially if we're hooking up Miami's Ten Under $10 weekend party guide. Just check it out, from Will Call's Phish afterparty with Juke and the BUFU Fest at Churchill's Pub and Gramps to the Kitchen Club's 27th Anniversary bash at The Garret.
See also: Miami's Five Best Concerts This Week
BUFU Fest. Presented by Audio Junkie. With SSOS, Plastic Macca, Plastic Pinks, Pari∀h, Couples Counseling, the Gun Hoes, and Gods Dogs. Friday, January 2, 10 p.m. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. With Dead Beat Dad, UFO Sex Scene, Lovebird, Juju Pie, Free Pizza, the Jellyfish Brothers, Ben Kaztman's Degreaser, Colleen Green, and Nunhex. Saturday, January 3, 8 p.m., Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 786-752-6693; grampsbar.com. Tickets cost $5 to $10. Jam to the rock 'n' roll vibes of Boston's BUFU Records as the music label brings its crew (and some local faves) to the 305 for a two-day BUFU Fest at Churchill's and Gramps.
See also: New Times' Concert Calendar
Palo! With DJ Andie Sweetswirl. Hosted by Joe Cardona. Presented by Miami Boheme. Friday, January 2, 9 p.m., Ball & Chain, 1513 SW Eighth St., Miami; 305-643-7820; ballandchainmiami.com. Free. Ages 21 and up. Rumba the night away to the "jazzy, funky salsa" of Miami's Grammy-nominated Afro-Cuban crew Palo! at Ball & Chain.
Slap & Tickle vs. the Electric Pickle. With DJs Santiago Caballero, Andrew Ward, Pirate Stereo, Arremer Jack, and Klauss. Friday, January 2, 10 p.m., Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-456-5613; electricpicklemiami.com. The DJ duel to end all DJ duels is going down at the Pickle. But with tuneage from some of the best DJs the Magic City's got to offer, everyone will go home a winner.
Phish Afterparty. With Juke. Friday, January 2. Will Call, 700 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-577-5900; willcallmiami.com. Free. For those of us who couldn't snag a pair of tix to see Phish at the AAA (or who just wanna keep the funk fest going till daybreak), there's the Phish afterparty with Juke at Will Call.
Scissor & Thread Showcase. With Francis Harris and Anthony Collins. Presented by Un_Mute and Minimax. Friday, January 2, 11 p.m. Treehouse, 323 23rd St., Miami Beach; 305-614-4478; treehousemiami.com. Early-bird tickets cost $10 plus fees via residentadvisor.net, or $20 at the door. Ages 21 and up. Get your dose of quality dance music as Scissor & Thread presents its New Year showcase with Francis Harris and Anthony Collins at Treehouse.
See also: South Beach's Ten Best Dance Clubs
Ruckus Festival. With Artisan Soul, Ricky Valido & the Hialeah Hillbillies, Behind_The_Houses, Johnny Two Chords, Shadow Reborn, Clu's Rebellion, Macias' Project, and DJ Oski Gonzalez on the White Boy Rolling Papers Stage; the Wiley Project, Jon-K Poet, Areonave, Purple?, A Victim A Target, and T.A.G (The Addictive Guilt Band) on the Brickell Smoke Shop Stage; and Social Suicide, Lacerate Kingdom, Mikey Cunningham & the Aftermath, the Outlaw Tendencies, the Drip Effect, and Untamed Mckenzie on the Vape & Smoke Shop #2 Stage. Saturday, January 3, 8 p.m., Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. Admission costs $10. Wreak some havoc with the Drip Effect, Clu's Rebellion, Lacerate Kingdom, and the rest of the rockin' ragers at Churchill's Ruckus Festival.
Downtown Full Moon Party: The Moon Catcher. With Uma Galera, Chilly, DJ Stingray, and others. Saturday, January 3, 9 p.m., The Social Lubricant, 167 NW 23rd St., Miami; 786-409-2241; tsllounge.com. Admission is free before 11 p.m. for all drummers, musicians, and performers with proper instruments and spinning props/gears. Tickets for everyone else cost $5 plus fees via eventbrite.com, or $10 to $15 at the door. Ages 21 and up. It's the first full moon of the New Year. Become one with la luna and party it up with drum circles, fire-spinners, and the "interstellar soul/folk/ska/reggae/rock/punk/funk" sounds of Uma Galera.
The Kitchen Club's 27th Anniversary. With DJ16BIT, Dracula's Daughter, Sinsekt, and OB. Saturday, January 3, 10 p.m., The Garret at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Ages 21 and up. Celebrate SoFla's "underground industrial/Gothic" movement at the Kitchen Club's 27th anniversary at The Garret.
See also: Downtown Miami's Five Best Dance Clubs
StrangeWave. Saturday, January 3, 11 p.m., Kill Your Idol, 222 Española Way, Miami Beach; 305-534-1009. Free. Get weird with the "melody driven" indie and surf rock of Fort Pierce's StrangeWave at KYI.
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Backyard Boogie. Sunday, January 4, 3 to 11 p.m., Wood Tavern, 2531 NW Second Ave., Miami; 305-748-2828; woodtavernmiami.com. Free. Put on your funky shoes and boogie the day away at Wood.
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