Miami may love to party, but there's one thing the Magic City loves even more — to party on the cheap.
And since most of us are living a little on the broke side, your penniless club rats at New Times are hooking you with the weekend's wildest ragers. But that's not even the best part; the greatest thing of it all, they won't cost you more than a crisp $10 bill.
Oscar G's Open-to-Close Marathon Set. Presented by Humans Alike and Push Fridays. Friday, June 5, 10 p.m. Steam Miami, 30 NE 14th St., Miami; 786-516-3393; steammiami.com. Admission is free before midnight with RSVP via eventbrite.com. Ages 21 and up. Party it up till daybreak with Oscar G as Miami's real O.G. spins his fave old school tracks at Steam.
The Medicine Box. With the Dog Hearts. Friday, June 5, 9 p.m. Will Call, 700 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-577-5900; willcallmiami.com. Admission costs $10. Ages 21 and up. "A box of medicine for your can of whoop-ass." That's what the 305's "Latin, reggae, jazz" crew, the Medicine Box, is gonna deliver when they bring "the dopest musical event of the season" to Will Call.
Celebrate Mickey Munday's 70 years of badassery.
Photo by C. Stiles
Mickey Munday’s Birthday Bash and Scarface Festival. With music by Scott Becker, Analog, Ornimental, and others. Presented by Brickell Smoke Shop, Roll White Boys, and the Oski Foundation. Friday, June 5, 8 p.m. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. Admission costs $10. Ages 18 and up. The last remaining Cocaine Cowboy may have thought the 1983 action flick, Scarface was a joke when it was released, but that's not stopping Mickey Munday from celebrating his 70th birthday with a Scarface-themed bash and a $100 Tony Montana look-alike contest. May the best doppelgänger win.
Turbo Fruits. With Sol Cat, Plastic Pinks, and Sonic Graffiti. Presented by Gramps and Strutter USA. Saturday, June 6, Gramps, 8 p.m. 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 305-699-2669; gramps.com. Admission costs $5. Bring out your penguin, squirrel, elephant , and bumble bee costumes. Then get weird with Turbo Fruits as the Nashville punkish band brings their feel-good rock 'n' roll to Gramps.
Farewell Wynwood! With Boisebob and His Backyard Band, Michael John Hancock of ANR, Rat Bastard, Dino Felipe, Otto Von Schirach, DJs Woozles, and Lost Beuys. Sponsored by Gramps. Saturday, June 6, 5 p.m. Emerson Dorsch, 151 NW 24th St., Miami; 305-576-1278; dorschgallery.com. All ages. Emerson Dorsch is leaving the 'Wood. Say goodbye to one of Wynwood's pioneering galleries at the Farewell Wynwood! party with live tuneage from Michael John Hancock of ANR, Rat Bastard, Otto Von Schirach, and other local favorites.
Maruta's Remain Dystopian Record Release Show. With Sacridose, Orbweaver, Koroidia, and Devalued. Saturday, June 6, 9 p.m. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. Admission costs $8. Rage until your eardrums explode as the "Miami-bred technical grind masters," Maruta celebrate the release of Remain Dystopian, their debut album with heavy metal titans, Relapse Records.
Fresh Meat Miami. With Jake Reif, Mystic Bill, and Jose Strummer. Saturday, June 6, 11 p.m. The Garret at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Admission costs $5. Ages 21 and up. Get a load of Fresh Meat at the Garret as Brooklyn's Jake Reif and the Magic City's Mystic Bill bring you a night filled with underground dance tunes and plenty of "Indecision."
Sabroso. With Mendez, Chato, Bassball Playas, Naybr, Juan Luv, Mello T, and invited guests. Sunday, June 7, 10 p.m. Kill Your Idol, 222 Española Way, Miami Beach; 305-534-1009; facebook.com/killyouridolmiami. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up. Because there's nothing more Sabroso than una noche de moombah and tropical bass from the 305's biggest mommbahton junkies.
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SunGhosts' "Polterguy" Single Release Party. With AstroMaps and SALAS. Sunday, June 7, 6:30 p.m. Open Stage Club, 2325 Galiano St., Coral Gables; 305-441-7902; openstageclub.com. Admission costs $5. All ages. "Sun-drenched garage rock from the heat-strokin' streets of Miami." That's what Miami's SunGhosts are gonna bring to the Gables for their "Polterguy" single release party at Open Stage Club.
305 Fest Benefit. With Crud, Suicide Ritual, Drul, Bullethorn, Ta Bien, and others. Presented by Hardcore for Punx and No Work Records. Sunday, June 7, 9 p.m. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. Admission costs $5. Rid yourself of the Sunday blues with the hardcore rock of Crud, Suicide Ritual, Drul, Bullethorn, Ta Bien, and all the metal heads at Churchill's.