Ten Best Music-Related Things Under $10 to Do in Miami This Weekend
Ten days of nonstop uhntz-uhntz madness that is Ultra Music Festival, Winter Music Conference, and Miami Music Week may have left a huge hole in your pocket.
But just because you may have blown all your money on a slew of beat-freaking parties, that doesn't mean you can't party like an EDM superstar.
Check the cut for the ten best music-related things under $10 to do in Miami this weekend.
Ketchy Shuby. With DJs Terrence, Alex Caso, and Mikey R. Friday, March 29, 6 p.m., Gramps Bar, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 786-752-6693; grampsbar.com; Free. No one has more downtown soul than these guys, and that's because the Ketchy Shuby dudes' funky vibes -- the organ, sax, and drums -- make their music pure danceable bliss. Add free arcade games, happy hour from 6 to 9 p.m., weirdo cult movies and popcorn starting at 10 p.m., and giveaways from Radio-Active Records.
Birdmans Clambake. Friday, March 29, 8 p.m., Blackbird Ordinary, 729 SW First Ave., Miami; 305-671-3307; blackbirdordinary.com; Free. Beer, biscuits, gravy anyone? Well, maybe an early-bird happy hour starting at 3 p.m. will leave you craving the music of Birdmans Clambake because apparently, beer, biscuits, and gravy are their thing.
Alexi Delano. Friday, March 29, 11 p.m., Treehouse, 323 23rd St., Miami Beach; 305-674-4478; treehousemiami.com; $10. There must be something in Sweden's water. Because, man, do the Swedes breed some world-class DJs, from Swedish House Mafia to John Dahlbäck, and the list goes on. Of course, Alexi Delano is no exception. A native of Chile, he grew up in the Scandinavian country, where he forged a perfect combo of techno and house.
Modernage's Single-Release Party at His & Hers. With Ray Milian and Aramis Lorie. Saturday, March 30, 11 p.m., The Garret at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Ages 21 and up. Free. There's something about the smooth sound and dreamy lyrics of Modernage that takes you back to the days when shoulder pads, leg warmers, and parachute pants were all the rage. Relive those days as the Miami-based band celebrates the release of its latest single. And if its bass-driven, retro beats don't get you moving, then maybe an hour of free booze will do the trick.
Laugh It Up Comedy Showcase. With Ricky Cruz, David Del Rosario, John Greggory, Dominic Perenzin, and Sean Ramrattan, followed by music by Suénalo. Saturday, March 30, 8 p.m., PAX, 337 SW Eighth St., Miami; 305-640-5847; paxmiami.com. Ages 21 and up. $10. Pros (AKA medical doctors) say that a good laugh is the equivalent of a light workout. If that's the case, then you'll be getting one hell of a workout with Ricky Cruz, whose smart-ass remarks about the interesting ways, to say the least, of Miami and Cubans will have you laughing your ass off. Sometimes all you need is a good laugh to get you going, especially when there's music by Miami's own Suénalo to follow.
Mano Le Tough. With Alejandro Sab. Saturday, March 30, 9 p.m., Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-456-5613; electricpicklemiami.com. $10-$20. Call it the luck of the Irish, but Mano Le Tough has it going on. Having first stepped into the world of EDM with an EP on Internasjonal in 2009, the Irishman's sweet combo of electro, disco, and house has blown up, landing him releases with Buzzin' Fly, Permanent Vacation, Mirau, and Dirt Crew. In a world where too much music tends to sound the same, Mano Le Tough, according to his bio, "creates his own distinct sound and musical vision with bittersweet melodies and atmospheric moods that... appeal to ravers and more pop trained ears alike."
PBR Bike Pub Crawl. Saturday, March 30, 7 p.m., Starting at The Corner, 1035 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-961-7887; thecornermiami.com. Free. Maybe we would exercise more often if the hard work came with an instant reward. Like booze. Which is what you'll get for cycling five to ten miles to some of the Magic City's best bars, including the Filling Station, Tre Italian Bistro, Graffe, and Lagniappe House, where Big Brooklyn Red and Monkey will be on that bass.
Soul Amazing Sunday. With DJs Methods, Ynot, and Heron. Sunday, March 31, 11 p.m., Will Call, 700 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-961-7887; willcallmiami.com. Free. Whoever said nothing good ever happens on a Sunday night? Well, they've obviously never been to Will Call. DJs Methods, Ynot, and Heron will have you gettin' down all night as they spin the best in classic hip-hop and funk beats. The best part? Drink specials that last until the first ray of sunlight hits the Miami skyline.
Movie & Beer Night. Screening Santo en Anonimo y Mortal and Santo y Blue Demon el la Atlantida. Sunday, March 31, 7 p.m.; Clandestino Pub, 758 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-397-8946. Free. Movies: $10. Beer: $5. Watching Mexican Lucha Libre cult movies while downing an ice cold beer: priceless. Although Lucha Libre films may not be music-related per se, they're a pretty awesome way to end the weekend.
Kulcha Shok Muzik. With Inna Sense and Jahfe. Sunday, March 31, 11 p.m. Jazid, 1342 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-9372; jazid.net. Free. When local reggae bands Inna Sense and Jahfe get together, an explosion of island vibes reverberates through the entire room. The sound of the steel drums, trumpet, bass, and vocals will make you want to head to the beach, lie under a palm tree, and sip on a cocktail. You'll start the week feeling relaxed and refreshed. Yeah, mon.
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