Yay! Not only is it Friday, but it's the weekend before Christmas! Are you as excited as we are?!
Well, with all of the cheap parties, booze specials, and great music that won't leave a hole in your pocket before going last minute Holiday shopping, you should be.
Here are the ten best music-related things to do under $10 in the 305 this weekend. Consider it our gift to you.
Wanito. As part of Big Night in Little Haiti, presented by Rhythm Foundation. Opening set by the children's choir of Notre Dame d'Haiti Catholic Church and Deblozay. Friday, December 20, 6 p.m., Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212-260 NE 59th Terr., Miami; 305-960-2969; rhythmfoundation.com. Free. With those soulful "acoustic, reggae, hip-hop wrapped into Haitian roots" tunes of Wanito, it's sure gonna be one Big Night in Little Haiti. Sak pase? N'ap boule!
Dangerflow. As part of Beats & Rhymes Fridays with DJs Heron and Self Born. Friday, December 20, 10 p.m., The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577; thestagemiami.com. Free-$10. What do you get when you "take one part hip-hop, one part soul, add a dash of Afro-Cuban drum rhythms, shake well, and enjoy?" Miami's own Dangerflow.
See also: Five Best Concerts in Miami This Week
The Goddamn Hustle. Presented by Hallelujah Fridays. With Civilian, Kids, and DJs Lorenzo, Kaos Fernandez, Linder Smash, Sweetswirl, and others. Friday, December 20, 10 p.m., The Vagabond, 30 NE 14th St., Miami; 305-379-0508; thevagabondmiami.com. Free-$10. Drink up on some Southern Comfort and rock out to the "bluegazing garage pop" of the Goddam Hustle. Let the drunken shenanigans begin!
See also: Miami's Best Christmas 2013 Parties
The Wholetones. With DJ Haitian Hillbilly. Saturday, December 21, 9 p.m., Will Call, 700 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-577-5900; willcallmiami.com. Free. There's nothin' like a little banjo-fused "folkmetalbluegrass" from the Wholetones to make you wanna kick off your boots and dance around like a total badass.
See also: New Times' Concert Calendar
Raise Some Hell for Esteban Dalpra. With Die Trying!, Askultura, Can't Stand Ya's, Sandratz, Blood in the Bathroom, Talking Dogs, Dyslexic Postcards, Riot Agents, Los Bastardos Magnificos, After the War, Lo Cash Ninjas, Decathect, and DJ Los Hated. Saturday, December 21, 6 p.m., Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. $5-$10 donation. Esteban Dalpra was cruising on his motorcycle in late October. It was a smooth ride up until a driver in a box truck ran a stop sign and smashed into the Hell Bound City Tattoo founder with 16 tons of steel. It was a long road to recovery, but thankfully, Dalpra survived. Now we're throwing a party and Raising Some Hell to help him pay off his medical bills. It's $10 bux to get in, but only $5 if you bring an unwrapped toy, or clean blankets and sweaters. Idle Hands Productions will donate them to Children of Homestead Farmworkers, and/or the homeless. It's like the gift that keeps on giving.
Happy Birthday to the Corner!
Photo by Ian Witlen
The Corner Two-Year Anniversary Party. Saturday, 2 p.m., The Corner, 1035 North Miami Ave., Miami; 305-961-7887; thecornermiami.com. One of our favorite Downtown hipster bars is turning two! So they're throwing a "big-ass party" filled with barbecue, beer, and a sweet marching band. Here's to many more!
See also: Miami's Top Ten Hipster Bars
Full Body Wax. With Dsan Powell. Saturday, December 21, 11 p.m., Do Not Sit On the Furniture, 423 16th St., Miami Beach; 305-450-3809; facebook.com/DoNotSit. Free before 1 a.m. A six-hour, all-vinyl, Full Body Wax set by Dsan Powell ... For free? "U Know [We] Want [It]."
The Smiths Night Miami X-Mas Edition. With the Ordinary Boys. Sunday, December 22, 9 p.m., The Vagabond, 30 NE 14th St., Miami; 305-379-0508; thevagabondmiami.com. Free. All we want for Christmas is a night of non-stop Smiths hits by the Ordinary Boys, a free drink if we wear our Smiths or Morrissey t-shirts, and $3 draft beer specials. So "Please, please, please, let [us] get what [we] want."
Catwalk: A Night of Vogue. With DJs MikeQ, Gooddroid, Bonnie Beats, and MC Will'O 007. Sunday, December 22, 11 p.m., The Garret at Grand Central, 697 North Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Free. Strut your stuff on the catwalk and do the vogue with all of the "well-dressed dancers, minglers, drinkers, and all manner of night-loving felines" at the Garret. May the best diva win (a $200 prize for being the fiercest, that is).
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Holiday Rock 'n' Roll Swap. With Mr. Entertainment and the Pookiesmackers, the Cost, and the Gun Hoes, plus DJ Skidmark. Sunday, December 22, 8 p.m., Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. Free. Ho! Ho! Ho! 'Tis the season of giving and swapping classic rock 'n' roll "pins, posters, buttons, records, and t-shirts." Merry Christmas!