The average white-collar American spends 200 hours a week typing away on their keyboard, tirelessly filing paperwork, dealing with pesky coworkers, and answering countless emails and phone calls.
That leaves us with only 48 hours to let loose and relive those college frat days. And since we spend a huge chunk of our lives slaving away in our cubicles, we shouldn't have to blow wads of cash on mindless drinking and foolish bashes.
Here are this weekend's ten best music-related things to do under $10.
Tobacco Road's 101st Anniversary Bash. With Dumpstaphunk, Earphunk, Jimmy Lewis, Spam Allstars, Eric Vick Band, and others. Friday, November 8, 9 p.m., Tobacco Road, 626 South Miami Ave., Miami; 305-374-1198; tobacco-road.com. $10. Miami's oldest watering hole is turning another year older, 101 to be exact. In celebration of its birthday, Tobacco Road is throwing one funky bash with Dumpstaphunk, Earphunk, Jimmy Lewis, Spam Allstars, Eric Vick Band, and others. Here's to 101 more!
Beats-N-Rhymes. The Stage's Three-Year Anniversary Party. With DJs Laz, Heron, Self Born, Klassik, and Exes. Friday, November 9, 10 p.m., The Stage, 170 NE 28th St., Miami; 305-576-9577; thestagemiami.com. Ladies get in free, guys pay $10. Sure, the Stage may have another 98 years to catch up with Tobacco Road, but three years is enough to throw a mega party with blastin' hip-hop beats from Miami's own DJ Laz and other resident DJs of the Stage.
Blowfly. With Torche and Jacuzzi Boys. Friday, November 8, 10 p.m., Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. $10. With Blowfly's Back In the Sack album release party, Torche's first and only Miami show of the year, and the Jacuzzi Boy's European tour kick-off all in one night, you know its gonna be one hell of a party.
See also: Five Best Concerts in Miami This Week
Ketchy Shuby. With Mr. Brown. Saturday, November 9, 10 p.m., Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 786-752-6693; grampsbar.com. Free. S.M.I.L.E., "take it easy," and get ready for some "Miami Soul" with the guys of Ketchy Shuby.
Purple Castle. With Ben Wash, Culture Prophet, Treznik, go go dancers, and projections. Saturday, November 9, 10 p.m., The Garret at Grand Central, 697 North Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Free with RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org. Enter the kingdom of EDM ruled by Ben Wash, Culture Prophet, and Treznik and spend the night with colorful projections and go go dancers at Purple Castle.
See also: New Times' Concert Calendar
Askultura's 4th Annual Skanksgiving Fest. With Sheffield Krew, VCR, Liberty Call, Janglin Duo, Be That As It May, and others. Saturday, November 9, 8 p.m., Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. $7. 'Tis the season to be skanky with Askultura, Sheffield Krew, and other ska-tastic bands.
Worthy. With Oscar G. and Troncoso. Saturday, November 9, 10 p.m., The Vagabond, 30 NE 14th St., Miami; 305-379-0508; thevagabondmiami.com. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via wantickets.com. Bring out your neon purple spandex, leopard-print leggings, cut-off jerseys, sneakers, and "Work the Walls" with Worthy.
Reggae Sundays. Presented by Kulcha Shok Muzik. Hosted by Lance-O with music by InnaSense and Jahfe. Sunday, November 10, 11 p.m., Jazid, 1342 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-9372; jazid.net. Free. There's nothing like some good reggae vibes from Innasense and Jahfe to ease you back into the work week. Yeah mon.
Catwalk: A Night of Vogue. With Mike Q., Gooddroid, Bonnie Beats, Chalk, and a $200 OTA performance. Sunday, November 10, 10 p.m., The Garret at Grand Central, 697 North Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Free. Pretend to be a supermodel for the night and join in on the musical catwalk with Mike Q., Gooddroid, Bonnie Beats, and Chalk. Keep it fierce.
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The Verge. With the Nicky Leon Band, No Safe Word, and Bad Ass. Sunday, November 10, 8 p.m., Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. $5. End the weekend the way it deserves to be ended: with hardcore rock from the Nicky Leon Band, No Safe Word, Bad Ass, and no bullshit.