It's the first long weekend of the year, a three-day celebration of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
Dr. King would've been 83 years old if he hadn't been gunned down in Memphis, Tennessee, by James Earl Ray, an evil son-of-a-bitch who hated social justice and equality. Thankfully, however, equal rights prevailed.
Like we do each week, we've compiled a list of the ten best music-related parties 'round South Florida under $10. All of them have two things in common: frugality and equality. Enjoy, neighbors.
Afrobeta. Friday, January 13, 10 p.m., The Vagabond, 30 NE 14 St., Miami. Free before 11. Indie dance your night away with Cuci and Smurphio.
DWNTWN Concert Series. With ArtOfficial, Jahfe, and Afro-Kumbe. Friday, January 13, 6 p.m., Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Free. There's nothing better than free music, especially when it's homegrown.
GC Salutes CBGB. With Axe and the Oak, Space Between Words, To Be Hated, Lil Daggers, and Radioboxer. Friday, January 13, 11 p.m., Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami. $5 to $10. Hot Topic is not punk rock, but CBGBs totally was. Show the legendary NYC spot some respect, Miami.
Wraps and Kush. Friday, January 13, 9 p.m., Tobacco Road, 626 S. Miami Ave., Miami. $5. Stop bogarting that blunt and pass the kush to the right-hand side.
Cop City/Chill Pillars and Chrome Dick. Friday, January 13, 9 p.m., Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE Second Ave., Miami. $5. Facebook status: Raging with Cop City and Chrome Dick at Miami's gnarliest Brit pub. Fuck Off!
Pop Up Record Store. Saturday, January 14, 6 p.m., The Workshop Collective, 171 NW 23rd St., Miami. Free. Music sounds better on vinyl, always.
Raffa & Rainer. Saturday, January 14, 8 p.m., Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE Second Ave., Miami. $7. Our favorite folk duo is back at Churchill's!
Mike Mineo. Saturday, January 14, 10 p.m., Bougainvillea's Old Florida Tavern, 7221 SW 58th Ave., South Miami. Free. It's always nice to have some original music take center stage at this tavern frequented by UM frat bros.
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Drop the Lime. Saturday, January 14, 10 pm, Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami. $10. This dude's remixed a bunch of relevant artists and he's going to blow your mind when he combines rockabilly and bass.
Bohemian Open Mic Night. Sunday, January 15, 6:30 pm, Rincon Escondido Cafe, 2697 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Free. You've been carrying around that guitar forever, why not get up on stage and show us what you've got?