It's not like we're broke because we have a "serious drinking habit." Or because we're "lazy and just didn't manage to make it into work on time."
OK, that's a lie. But still, even with only $10 in our pockets, we here at Crossfade wanna party.
Thank god that there are all these dirt cheap shows this week. Or we'd really be screwed.
Check the cut for the ten best music-related things to do in Miami.
Un-Muted: Erika Spring. Friday, November 9, 10 p.m., The Vagabond, 30 NE 14th St., Miami; 305-379-0508; thevagabondmiami.com. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via wantickets.com. Get dreamy with the lead singer of Au Revoire Simone as she gives you a deliciously fuzzy taste of what she can do all on her own.
Johnny Conga. With his Loco Mambo band. Friday, November 9, 8 p.m., PAX, 337 SW Eighth St., Miami; 305-640-5847; paxmiami.com. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via ticketfly.com. Ages 21 and up. He's played with everyone from Gloria Estefan to the Jackson 5, so you know his Latin Jazz rhythms are impeccable.
Adam Shelton. With Will Renuart. Friday, November 9, 10 p.m., Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-456-5613; electricpicklemiami.com. Ass-shaking tech house all the way from Birmingham, Britain. Get weird.
Pool Party, Blood in the Bathroom, Severe Disappointments, Dolly Parts, and Pretty Voices. Friday, November 9, 8 p.m., Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. We like our punk-rock bands to have names that are both disgusting and unnerving.
The Deadly Blank's CD Release Party. With Radioboxer. Friday, November 9, 10:30 p.m., Will Call Miami, 700 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-371-6221; willcallmiami.com. Come rock out and get wasted while showing support for local music.
Rush Midnight. With Santiago Caballero and Rude Boy Sven. Saturday, November 10, 10 p.m., Bardot, 3456 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-576-5570; bardotmiami.com. This guy Russ Manning used to play bass for fellow Brooklyn boy Twin Shadow. But now he's making his own vintage grooves. And they're pretty sexy.
Julian Perez. With Denyelino and Hardline. Saturday, November 10, 10 p.m., Treehouse, 323 23 St., Miami Beach; 305-674-4478; treehousemiami.com. Tickets cost $10 via residetnadvisor.com. Get lost in some chill deep house and feel fancy while doing it.
New World Symphony's Wallcast Concerts presents Heavenly Treasures. Saturday, November 10, 7:30 p.m., New World Center, 500 17th St., Miami Beach; 305-673-3330; nws.edu. What's cooler than watching music come to life on a soaring 7,000-square-foot projection screen? Doing it for free on Miami Beach. Duh.
United D&B Two Year Anniversary. With Mayhem, A-Sides and others. Saturday, November 10, Eve, 1306 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-995-5050; miamieve.com. Drum and bass will never die, but you have to prove it by coming out and shaking your shit.
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Veteran's Day Rock Fest. With The Cost, Heartline Fits, and others. Sunday, November 11, 8 p.m., Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. $5. Veterans fought really hard to protect our right to drink in a dirty bar and listen to fast music. You'd be a dick if you didn't come out.