Whoa, this week totally flew by. Granted, it was a four-day workweek. But shit, where'd the time go?
But that's old news. It's Friday, you've got a depressingly small paycheck burning a whole in your wallet and you're looking for an almost free, music-related way to blow it. Naturally, you've turned to your favorite cheapskates, Crossfade.
Per usual, check out our list of the ten best music-related happenings this weekend 'round the Big Mango.
Big Night Little Haiti. Friday, January 20, 6 p.m., Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terr., Miami. Free. Jowee Omicil jazzes up Little Haiti with music off his Roots & Grooves record.
Grand Central Park Grand Opening with Elastic Bond. Friday, January 20, 5 p.m., Grand Central Park, 700 N. Miami Ave., Miami. Free. There's a new spot where homeless folks and hipsters can hang out in Overtown. It opens tomorrow.
Destroyio Records Presents. Friday, January 20, 7 p.m., Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE Second Ave., Miami. $6. Y'all ready to rage with some of Miami's gnarliest underground punks?
Downtown Get Down Urban Music Festival. Friday, January 20, 6 p.m., Tobacco Road, 626 S. Miami Ave., Miami. $5. Happy hour at Miami's oldest pub goes urban for the third annual Downtown Get Down Fest. Rick Ross not included.
Rachel Goodrich. Friday, January 20, 8 p.m., Ricochet Lounge, 3250 NE First Ave., Miami. $5. Miami's favorite indie-pop songstress is back!
¡Mayday! and Pearson Sound. Saturday, January 21, 10 p.m., Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami. $10. Some of y'all know him as Pearson Sound; others may be familiar with Ramadanman. Whatever the case, he's playing the Pickle with ¡Mayday! this weekend.
Dance Ritual: An Evening With Louie Vega. Saturday, January 21, 10 p.m., The Vagabond, 30 NE 14th St., Miami. $10. Dancing. It's a ritual, folks. Let Louie Vega move your body.
New Vintage and ShaftSquad. Saturday, January 21, 8 p.m., Sweat Records, 5505 NE Second Ave., Miami. Free. Show these young musicians some love and catch their free show at Sweat.
The Other F Word. Sunday, January 22, 1 and 5:30 p.m., O Cinema, 90 NW 29th St., Miami. $10. A heartfelt documentary about contrasting worlds of professional punk rock and fatherhood. Is going soft the new hardcore?
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Metal Cruise of Heaviness Pre-Apocalyptic Party. Sunday, January 22, 6 p.m., Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami. $10. Thrash or Die ... It's not only one of the bands playing this unauthorized Metal Cruise kickoff. It's also the party's unofficial motto.