The struggle of having so many VIP parties to attend and not enough money to splurge on them is real, especially in the 305.
Lucky for you, Miami's party fairies have come to save you from your misery. Through their magical powers, these genies of fun are spreading some uhntz-uhntz pixie dust across the city and hooking you up with cheap weekend fun.
So close your eyes, make a wish, and check out this weekend's ten under $10 party guide.
Basti & Jeremy Ismael. Back-to-back extended set with Kirk Jon and Dima. Friday, April 10, 10 p.m. The Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-456-5613; electricpicklemiami.com. Dance till daybreak with PL0T's Basti, the Pickle's own Jeremy Ismael, and all the party animals at 2826 North Miami Avenue.
Lori Garrote. 7” Release Party with Haochi Waves and DJ Hiltronix. Friday, April 10, 10 p.m. Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 786-752-6693; grampsbar.com. Admission costs $5. Lori Garrote's one of the most hardcore rockers you'll meet in the 305. Formerly of the New, the "grunge/pop" princess has performed all over the country, including the legendary, now-defunct CGBG in New York. But tonight, the Miami girl's celebrating the release of her latest EP, Subject to Change at Gramps.
Cavity. With Kreamy 'Lectric Santa, Shark Valley Sisters, Snakehole, Noel Thrasher, and Rat Bastard. Friday, April 10, 9 p.m. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. Admission costs $10. "Feedback and distortion." That's what you'll experience smack in the heart of Little Haiti as one of Miami's most influential underground rock bands of the mid-'90s, Cavity, reunite for the first time in over a decade.
Elastic Bond. And Spectacle Recordings' Latin session featuring a DJ set with live keys and percussion. Presented by Miami Boheme. Friday, April 9 p.m. Ball & Chain, 1513 SW 8th St., Miami; 305-643-7820; ballandchainmiami.com. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up. Do the funky robot with the Magic City's "Latin alternative" jam crew, Elastic Bond at Ball & Chain.
Shroud Eater. Face the Master EP Release Show with Nixa, Snakehole, and Bleeth. Saturday, April 11, 10 p.m. The Garret at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Admission costs $5. Ages 21 and up. Rage till your ears explode with the "informed doom" of Shroud Eater as the "sludge and stoner metal" crew make your face rip with their Face the Master EP.
Conjunto Progreso. 16th Anniversary Celebration with Zalama Crew. Saturday, April 11, 10 p.m. The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577; thestagemiami.com. Admission costs $10. Ages 21 and up. Miami's Grammy-nominated rumberos are turning sweet 16! So menéate to the Stage for una noche of non-stop "Cuban son y descargas."
Nunhex. Three-Year Anniversary Bash with Sacridose, Violently High, Shitstorm, Holly Hunt, and Awkward Kisser. Saturday, April 11, 9 p.m. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. Admission costs $8. Dive into the d-beat action of Nunhex as the "punk d-villas" burn a hole to the ground at Churchill's with their "intense sets and pointy guitars."
Crawfish Boil. With Juke and Eric Vick Band. Sunday, April 12, 1 to 8 p.m. The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577; thestagemiami.com. Admission is free. Go ham on mudbugs as Juke and the Erick Vick Band bring that Louisiana blues and folk rock to the Stage for the fifth-annual Crawfish Boil.
One man's junk will become another man's musical treasure this weekend.
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Fading Formats Swap Meet. Sunday, April 12, 5 to 9 p.m. Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 786-752-6693; grampsbar.com. Admission is free. Swap that old The Land Before Time VHS collection for some Hanson cassette gems (because you know you couldn't get enough of that "MMMBop") at Gramps' Fading Formats Swap Meet.
Amine Edge & Dance. With Donnie Lowe and Richy. Presented by Humans Alike and Minimax. Sunday, April 12, 10 p.m. Steam Miami, 30 NE 14th St., Miami; 786-516-3393; steammiami.com. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Unleash your inner house gangster with Anime Edge & Dance's explosive combo of big bass funk and hip-house at Steam.