Ten Best Music-Related Things Under $10 to Do in Miami This Weekend
Take off your suit, kick off your shoes, and put on your party pants -- it's the weekend.
In case you forgot, it's Cinco de Mayo weekend, which means endless tequila-flowing fiestas. And tacos.
But the best part is that you won't need to spend all of your money on Corona parties, music, and other weekend debaucheries, solo 10 pesos.
Check the cut for Crossfade's 10 best music-related things to do under $10 this weekend.
AC/DC & Rush Tribute. With Shot Down In Flames and Crush. Friday, May 3, 8 p.m., Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. $5.
Bring out your rhinestone-studded shirts and mullets. We're headed down the "Highway to Hell" to pay "Tom Sawyer" a visit. That's right, Shot Down In Flames and Crush will be paying homage to the legends of heavy metal, AC/DC and Rush. Rock on.
Urban Rebel. With Falesta and DJ Joshy Josh. Friday, May 3, 11 p.m., Will Call, 700 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-577-5900; willcallmiami.com. Free.
A fusion of rock with a whole lotta funk, and a badass chick drummer -- that's how the guys of Miami's own Urban Rebel roll.
Simon Baker. With Baez and William Renuart. Friday, May 3, 9 p.m., Eve, 1306 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 786-444-8647; miamieve.com. $10. Simon Baker's house and techno combo grabs you like a magnet and creates an uncontrollable force that pulls you onto the dance floor. The intensity is so strong, you may catch yourself uhntz-uhnzting all night.
Jean Jacket. With the Elephant Queen. Saturday, May 4, 9 p.m., The Goose, 3008 Grand Ave., Coconut Grove; 305-529-6498; gooselounge.com. Free. Easygoing, versatile, and comfortable. We're not talking denim, we're talking the retro-electro, breezy sounds of Jean Jacket. The only thing that'd make these guys cooler is if they performed in slashed and studded cutoffs.
Radioboxer. With Space Between Words. Saturday, May 4, 10 p.m. Tobacco Road, 626 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-374-1198; tobacco-road.com. $5. Radio broke our hearts when the Hialeah band suddenly announced its split last month. Although Radioboxer will be no more, you can catch them one last time before they "Go Home." Sayonara, friends.
Day Music Died. With Problem Kids. Saturday, May 4, 10 p.m. The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577; thestagemiami.com. Free. It's hard not to stare at the Elephant in the Room. Especially when it's screaming soulful lyrics, displaying hard-core talent, and repping alt rock!
Scaramouche. With Midnight Magic, Dude Skywalker, Laura of Miami, Patrick Walsh, Ess & Emm, and Stravinsky. Saturday, May 4, 10 p.m. The Vagabond, 30 NE 14th St., Miami; 305-379-0508; thevagabondmiami.com. $10. Let's get wild, let's get weird with the futuristic retro beats of Midnight Magic. Or as the band puts it, an "orgasmic feast of funk, disco, electro, and soul." Oh yes!
Cinco de Mayo Backyard Boogie. With mariachis. Sunday, May 5, 3 p.m. Wood Tavern, 2531 NW Second Ave., Miami; 305-111-1111; woodtavernmiami.com. Free. It's Cinco de Mayo! With Wood's free tacos and cheap margaritas, we won't need Bill Tull's budget-friendly party tips. Gracias anyways, amigo.
Cinco de Mayo Party. With a guest performer and DJ. Sunday, May 5, 1 p.m. Radio South Beach, 814 First St., Miami Beach; 305-397-8382; radiosouthbeach.com. Free. Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican independence day -- that's actually September 16. Eh, whatever. Still won't stop us from partying on the fifth of May. Especially when massive margarita bowls, free chips and salsa, a cactus toss, pin the donkey, X-rated piñatas, and music are involved. ¡Viva Mexico! ¡Que Viva!
Toma Cinco de Mayo Party. With Nino Valdes, Dennis Fernandez, DNOTES, Brian Aimisma, CB, Lex Debiasi, White Star, Lex Fine, and Duivan. Sunday, May 5, 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. Tobacco Road, 626 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-374-1198; tobacco-road.com. $5. An endless supply of tequila and music by Nino Valdes, Dennis Fernandez, and other local acts... For 12-hours straight? ¡Órale!