Sealion. With Red Nectar, Party Static, and Milkspot. Presented by Cheap Miami Records. Friday, July 24, 10 p.m. Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 305-699-2669; gramps.com. Admission costs $5.
Get ready for some "Heavy Fizz" and "margarita punk" with Dallas' Sealion. Then stick around for some "smooth indie-tinged fuzz rock" from the Magic City's Red Nectar — whose founding members met at an American Apparel in 2013. The night will be filled with other local faves at Gramps, and all for the price of a large sandwich.
Magic City Hippies. Hippie Castle EP Release Party. Friday, July 24, 7 to 10 p.m. Wynwood Warehouse Project, 450 NW 27th St., Miami; 305-576-1106; wynwoodwarehouseproject.com. Admission is free with RSVP via eventbrite.com. Ages 21 and up.
Take a "Bull Ride" to the 'Wood with the Magic City Hippies. Formerly known as the Robby Hunter Band, the MCH are celebrating the release of their latest EP, Hippie Castle and they want you to join in on the party.
Midnight Summer Dream: Fire & Ice 30 Year Summer Reunion. With DJ Carlos Menendez, Nina Belief, DJs Mystic Bill, Jose Strummer, and others. Friday, July 24, 10 p.m. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. Admission costs $5.
Relive the glory days of Miami's legendary '80s dance club, Fire & Ice, and watch all your Midnight Summer Dream[s] come true with F&I's DJ Carlos Menendez, Nina Belief, and all the Fire & Ice junkies at Churchill's.
Overtown Music and Arts Festival. With Mya, Melanie Fiona, Raheem DeVaughn, Carl Thomas, Glenn Jones, and Bobby V. Saturday, July 25, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Overtown Business District, NW 3rd Avenue between Eighth and 11th Streets. Admission is free. All ages. Visit overtownmusicartsfestival.com.
Explore the musical and artistic side of Overtown at the fifth annual Overtown Music and Arts Festival. As Michael Gardner, CEO of Headliner Market Group and the man behind the music told New Times in a recent interview, "I want people to come and have an open mind that this is a free event for the community and it’s for the family."
Astari Night. With Modernage, DJs Dino, and Ray Milian. Saturday, July 25, 8 p.m. Kill Your Idol, 222 Española Way, Miami Beach; 305-534-1009; facebook.com/killyouridolmiami. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up.
Darkwave and rock. That's the kind of night you're in for when Astari Nite and Modernage — who are on the verge of their tenth anniversary — take over Kill Your Idol this weekend.
Downtown Boys. With Ben Katzman's DeGreaser, the Jellyfish Brothers, Bruiser, Wastelands, and others. Presented by BUFU Records and Audio Junkie. Saturday, July 25, 8 p.m. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. Admission costs $5.
Shred the night away with the Downtown Boys of Providence and rock till your ear drums explode with Ben Katzman's DeGreaser, the Jellyfish Brothers, and your local party peeps at Churchill's.
Fox's Lounge Last Saturday Night Bash Ever. With the Oski Foundation, Purple?, Slow Coast, and the Macsters. Saturday, July 25, 10 p.m. Fox's Sherron Inn, 6030 S. Dixie Hgwy., Miami; 305-661-9201; foxslounge.com. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up.
Another one of Miami's oldest bars bites the dust. Say goodbye to 69 years of drunken shenanigans and shady characters at Fox's Lounge Last Saturday Night Bash Ever with live tuneage from the Oski Foundation, Purple?, Slow Coast, and the Macsters.
Miami Girls Rock Camp Finale Showcase. With Fate Squared, Playing With Gum, Scorched Earth Policy, the Overacheeverz, the Ragdoll Kittens, the State Of, and Sharlyn Evertsz. Sunday, July 26, 6 to 9 p.m. Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Admission costs $5. All ages.
Miami Girls Rock Camp aims to use "music and performance as a platform to promote self esteem, community, and creative expression for young women and girls in Miami." Support the camp while rocking out at their summer finale showcase with the girls of MGRC and the ladies of the State Of and Sharlyn Evertsz.
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Double Stubble Sunday T-Dance. With DJs Hottpants, Mystic Bill, and Terrance Tabeau. Sunday, July 26, 5 p.m. Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 305-699-2669; gramps.com. Admission is free.
If you haven't checked out the best monthly gay party of the 305 yet, you better put on your dancing shoes and head out to Gramps' Double Stubble Sunday T-Dance. With disco and Chicago house tunes from DJs Hottpants, Mystic Bill, and Terrance Tabeau, you'll be busting moves well into the night.
Up the Folks. With the Barely Damned, Lost Arrows, Demmier & Nico, Victorious Eve, Bora, Long Shore Drift, and Siouxsie. Presented by Cheap Miami Sundays. Sunday, June 26, 10 p.m. Kill Your Idol, 222 Española Way, Miami Beach; 305-534-1009; facebook.com/killyouridolmiami. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up.
There's no such thing as "Having Too Much Fun," especially when it comes to jammin' to some good ol' backyard folk tunes. So get folky with Cheap Miami and their indie folk bluegrass night at Kill Your Idol.