It's the first weekend of 2014!
If you haven't made a New Year's resolution yet, here's one for you: party more, pay less.
To help you fulfill this promise, we've laid all the ground work to provide you with the best bashes to crash this weekend that won't leave a hole in your pocket.
Just check out our ten under $10 party guide.
Stop the Presses. With the Sheffield Crew. Friday, January 3, 11 p.m., Will Call, 700 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-577-5900; willcallmiami.com. Free. Leave your "Daddy Issues" at the door and jam to the surf rock/skatastic vibes of Stop the Presses and their main lady, Ali Culotta.
See also: Five Best Concerts in Miami This Week
The Official Jam Cruise 12 Kickoff Party. With the New Mastersounds, Orgone, and Suenalo. Friday, January 3, 7 p.m., Tobacco Road, 626 South Miami Ave., Miami; 305-374-1198; tobacco-road.com. Tickets cost $10 via brownpapertickets.com, and are also available at the door. Celebrate the kickoff of the
annual floating acid trip Jam Cruise 12 with the New Mastersounds, Orgone, and Suenalo, before setting sail aboard the MSC Divina for a six day hippie bash with Les Claypool, Bootsy Collins, the Revivalists, and other music junkies. Feel it, maaaaaan.
Astrea Corp. Saturday, January 4, 11 p.m., Kill Your Idol, 222 Española Way, Miami Beach; 305-534-1009. Free. Take a trip to "Paradise Oscine" with the experimental tunes of SoFla's Astrea Corp.
See also: New Times' Concert Calendar
Dinner Date. With Panic Bomber. Saturday, January 4, 11 p.m., The Garret at Grand Central, 697 North Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Free. There's nothing more romantic than downing free Absolut 100 cocktails till midnight while dancing to the deep house, indie dance hits of Dinner Date and Panic Bomber.
Awesome New Republic. With Dude Skywalker and Mixed Feelings. Saturday, January 4, 10 p.m., Bardot, 3456 North Miami Ave., Miami; 305-576-7750; bardotmiami.com. Sure, Rolling Stone may have premiered ANR's "It's Around You" music vid, the New York Times and Pitchfork may have written about them, but Michael-John Hancock, Brian Robertson, and Luke Moellman "don't forget the Magic City."
You're a diva and you know it.
Photo by Jacob Katel
Karaoke with Bernie. Saturday, January 4, 9 p.m., Seven Seas, 2200 SW 57th Ave., Miami; 305-266-6071. Free. Unleash your inner rock star to White Snake, Journey, and Bon Jovi in front of
a bunch of drunken strangers your number one fans in one of Miami's best dive bars.
See also: Miami's Five Best Karaoke Bars
Sharon Jones Soul Brunch. With DJs Kevin Arrow and Cheetah Flores. Sunday, January 5, 1-4 p.m., Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 786-752-6693; grampsbar.com. Free. Get your soul on over omelettes and Bloody Mary's, and join in on the listening party for the album release of Sharon Jones and the Damp Kings' Give The People What They Want. Sounds like our kind of Sunday morning "Retreat."
Average Joe Art Sale: New Years ResYolution Edition. With Cog Nomen, Tony Laurencio of Afrobeta and Beatmachines, and DJ ACKDADDY. Sunday, January 5, 5 p.m., Yo Space, 294 NE 62nd St., Miami. Free. How about decorating your Edgewater loft with art you can actually afford and listening to trippy music by Cog Nomen? "Oh Yeah."
The Hoy Polloy. With the Addictive Guilt, No Traffik, and Crimson Reservoir. Sunday, December 5, 9 p.m., Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. $5. "C'mon and flick your tails, c'mon and shake your boots. Let's all dance along the Panther" with the Hoy Polloy, the Addictive Guilt, and other rockin' bands.
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Simple Sundays Weekly Kick-Off Event. With Christopher James, Jeremy Ismael, Nelson Diaz, Simon Phoenix, and others. Sunday, January 5, 11 p.m., Treehouse, 323 23rd St., Miami; 305-614-4478; treehousemiami.com. Tickets cost $5 plus fees via residentadvisor.com. Ages 21 and up. Keep your Sundays simple this 2014 with deep techno uhntz-uhntz from Christopher James, Jeremy Ismael, and other beat bangers.