It's Friday, and like Lily Allen, tonight you're gonna wanna "get in the car and drive to the club" and "make [your] way to the bar."
But you won't have to blow wads of cash on musical tunes and Jack and Coke to party like the Brit sensation. Nope. We've got you covered with liquor-fueled and music-powered bashes that won't cost you more than a Hamilton.
You may not be a rock star, but at least you can party like one without going broke.
Here are the ten best music-related things to do under $10 in Miami this weekend.
Nova Joven. With Benton G., Mikey R., and Mixx Piggy. Friday, September 21, 11 p.m., Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 786-752-6693; grampsbar.com. Free. Coming all the way from West Palm Beach, Nova Joven's making his 305 debut and doing his guitar and vocal thang at Gramps. Get there early starting at 6 p.m. for happy hour drink specials, grub from Ms. Cheezious, and then stay for some late night tunes with Benton G., Mikey R., and Mixx Piggy.
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The Vagabond's Five-Year Anniversary Weekend. Band In Heaven Album Release Party with Millionyoung, Hunter Of the Alps, Ex Norwegian, Suede Dudes, New Coke, Bonnie Riot, Lil Daggers, Sweet Bronco, Deaf Poets, and Wake Up. Friday, September 20, 10 p.m., the Vagabond, 30 NE 14th St., Miami; 305-379-0508; thevagabondmiami.com. The Vagabond's turning five! And they're partying hard with a two-day, liquor-fueled bash with artists from almost every musical genre including Millionyoung, Deaf Poets, Band In Heaven, and other indie faves, burlesque dancers, and two-hour open bar. Sounds like our kind of ball.
Miami Rock Festival. With Charlie Pickett, Dyslexic Postcards, Lori Garrote, Shaved Hamster, NZM (singer and keyboardist for Yngwie Malmsteen), Loaded Guns, Savage Soul, the Lived, Joce, and Satori Kings. Friday, September 20, 9 p.m., Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. "Take a good look around..." Tonight, we're gonna rock hard to the electric riffs of Dyslexic Postcards, Satori Kings, and other rockers of the ilk at Churchill's Miami Rock Fest. Rock on.
Woody Stock Benefit Concert. With Cris Cab, Jahfe, ArtOfficial, Problem Kids, and DJ Lance-O. Saturday, September 21, 3-8 p.m., Peacock Park, 2820 McFarlane Road, Coconut Grove; 305-442-0375. Free. Jam for a cause, get a little glimpse of "Heaven" with Cris Cab, Jahfe, ArtOfficial, Problem Kids, and DJ Lance-O, and help raise money for the Woody Foundation to benefit spinal injury victims. One love, one heart.
Luau Disco. With the Girls of Gramps. Streaming live from wynwoodradio.com. Saturday, September 21, 2 p.m., Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 786-752-6693; grampsbar.com. Free. Bring out your straw skirts and get leid: Gramps is throwing a luau with a pig roast, $5 rum punch, a hula hoop competition, and other surprises. Just be sure to brush up on you hula skills -- the best spinner wins a bottle.
The Darling Sweets. With Everymen and the Janglin Duo. Saturday, September 21, 10 p.m., Tobacco Road, 626 South Miami Ave., Miami; 305-374-1198; tobacco-road.com. Free before 9 p.m. Don't worry about those weird looks you get from jammin' to the "dirt-floor gypsy Americana" of the Darling Sweets... "They're all zombies" anyway.
Laugh It Up Comedy Showcase. With Johnny Trabs. Saturday, September 21, 8:30 p.m., PAX, 337 SW 8th St., Miami; 305-640-5847; paxmiami.com. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via ticketfly.com. Ages 21 and up. Listen to Johnny Trabs talk about vagazzling, "La Vaquita," and Chaz Bono's penis, and then stick around for some Latin beats from Suenalo.
The Hip Abduction. With DJ Haitian Hillbilly. Will Call, 700 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-577-5900; willcallmiami.com. Free. There's something about the Hip Abduction's "reggae Afro-pop" that'll make you wanna go "Driving For the Sun" and live in an oceanfront paradise for ever. Oh wait, you're in Miami... You already kinda do.
Sunday Social 'Classics Edition' Rooftop Pool Party. With Donnie Lowe, Distrikt, Dan Carraway, Xpans, and Brock Lambert. Sunday, September 22, 12-8 p.m., Congress Hotel, 1052 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; 305-534-6820; congresshotelsouthbeach.com. Free. Today marks the official start of fall! But hey, it still feels like summer. Welcome the season Miami style: lounging by the pool, umbrella-cocktail on hand, and jamming to the beats of Donnie Lowe, Distrikt, Dan Carraway, Xpans, and Brock Lambert.
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Sabb. With DeWalta, Christian M., Nova Duet, and Emilio Arias. Sunday, September 22, 11 p.m., Treehouse, 323 23rd St., Miami Beach; 305-614-4478; treehousemiami.com. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via residentadvisor.com. Don't let the Sunday blues "...Kill [Your] Vibe." It's still the weekend! So party it up with hits of uhntz-uhntz.