Freezing temperatures, an empty wallet, and the weekend... That's what most of us faced this frigid cold morning.
While we may have nothing but layers upon layers of sweaters to wear and spare change in our pocket, that's not gonna stop us from partying it up this weekend -- no matter how cold our bones may be or how broke we are, we're gonna rock those thermal pants and collect our pennies.
Then we're gonna cozy up with Electric Piquete at Ball and Chain, Bonnie Riot at Kill Your Idol, DJ Snake and his Pardon My French party crew at Grand Central, and this weekend's ten under $10 party guide.
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Tactile Island. With Gulf Shores, Free Pizza, Pocket of Lollipops, Ghost Foot, Montage, DJ Ed Shred. Friday, February 20, 9 p.m. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. Admission costs $5. Ages 18 and up. Watch Little Haiti's rock gem transform into Tactile Island as Louisiana's Gulf Shores, the 305's Montage, Free Pizza, and the rest of the ragers at 5501 NE 2nd Avenue take over Churchill's for the night.
See also: Miami's Five Best Concerts This Week
Electric Piquete. With DJ Andie Sweetswirl. Friday, February 20, 9 p.m. Ball & Chain, 1513 SW 8th St., Miami; 305-643-7820; ballandchainmiami.com. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up. Conga your way through la Pequeña Habana as "the José Martí of Miami's Latin funk scene" AKA Electric Piquete set the stage at Ball & Chain ablaze with their rumba y fuego.
See also: New Times' Concert Calendar
Dangerflow. Fall Before You Fly release party with Suénalo. Friday, February 20, 10 p.m. The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577; thestagemiami.com. Admission costs $10. Ages 21 and up. "When life gives you lemon," or in our rare case, freezing temperatures, "make lemonade." "Spike it with vodka, and drink [the cold] away" at the Stage as Miami's "one part hip-hop, one part soul" crew, Dangerflow celebrate the release of their latest album, Fall Before You Fly with Suénalo.
Paul Beaubrun and Zing Experience. With Saskya Sky. As part of Big Night In Little Haiti. Presented by the Rhythm Foundation. Friday, February 20, 6 to 10 p.m. Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terr., Miami; 305-960-2969; rhythmfoundation.com. Admission is free. All ages. Sing the "Legba Blues" with Port-Au-Prince's Paul Beaubrun and Zing Experience as they bring their "roots/rock" vibes to the Rhythm Foundation's Big Night in Little Haiti.
A Night of Murder Ballads by the High Maintenance Machines. With Wilson Sayre, Nick County, Daniel Milewski, and Nick Vagnoni. Saturday, February 21, 8 p.m. Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 786-752-6693; grampsbar.com. Admission is free. Kill what's left of that post-Valentine's Day romance with A Night of Murder Ballads at Gramps. Celebrate what performer Daniel Milewski calls elements of "love, homicide, passion, incarceration, despair, and general blood and guts" as the former Lester's owner and the High Maintenance Machines sing "songs of passion and despair."
Bonnie Riot. Saturday, February 21, 10 p.m. Kill Your Idol, 222 Española Way, Miami Beach; 305-534-1009; facebook.com/killyouridolmiami. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up. Rage till daybreak with Lake Worth's "indie electronic, raw rock" crew, Bonnie Riot and all your "Imaginary Friends" smack in the heart of SoBe.
Cyborgs: Uchi & Visuals. With Brian Deutzman and Ben Tabas. Saturday, February 22, 10 p.m. The Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-456-5613; electricpicklemiami.com. We're all just a bunch of sci-fi geeks tryin' to have some cyborg fun with other like-minded sci-fi geeks. That's why we're gonna party it up with Uchi and visual masterminds Brian Deutzman and Ben Tabas at the Pickle's last Cyborgs party (for now).
Pardon My French. With DJs Snake, Tchamo, and Mercer. Presented by Poplife. Saturday, February 21, 11 p.m. Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Admission is free with RSVP via epoplife.com. Ages 21 and up. The French are invading downtown! So get ready for a Parisian takeover at Grand Central with your maîtres du parti, DJs Snake, Tchamo, and Mercer. Oui, oui!
Thrones. With Darsombra, House of Lightning, Orbweaver, and Holly Hunt. Sunday, February 22, 5 p.m. Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 786-752-6693; grampsbar.com. Admission costs $5. Ages 18 and up. Make your ears explode with raw, hardcore metal from Oregon's Thrones, Baltimore's Darsombra, Winter Haven's House of Lightning, and some of the hardest shredders the 305 has to offer at Gramps.
Cheap Miami Sundays. With False Punk, Sandratz, Seafoam Walls, and others. Presented by Cheap Miami Records. Sunday, February 22, 10 p.m. Kill Your Idol, 222 Española Way, Miami Beach; 305-534-1009; facebook.com/killyouridolmiami. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up. Get ready for an "aerial attack on a virgin ground" as "Snort Liquordale's" Sandratz join forces with Orlando's False Punk[s] and the Magic City's Seafoam Walls at KYI.
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