Ten Best Music-Related Things Under $10 to Do in Miami This Weekend
RiRi may be a lost causee, but she's right about one thing: "Cheers to the fricken' weekend!"
But unlike Rihanna, you don't have to spends wads of cash on over-the-top bashes and endless bottles to have one hell of a weekend -- all you need is $10.
Check out Crossfade's ten best music-related things to do this weekend that won't cost you more than 10 bucks.
So "everybody putcha glasses up" and "drink to that!"
Deaf Poets. With Lil Daggers, Charlie Woods, and DJs Grace Jones, Sweetswirl, and Black Jesus. Friday, June 7, 10 p.m., at the Vagabond, 30 NE 14th St., Miami; 305-379-0508; thevagabondmiami.com. Free. The Deaf Poets' explosive sound of funk, rock, and 80s punk is to the ears what a "Sunlight Sunset" is to the eyes: pure, artistic bliss.
Ketchy Shuby. Friday, June 7, 9 p.m., at Sweet Saloon, 7100 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-759-3999; sweetsaloon.com. Free. Ketchy Shuby's steamy fusion of funk, soul, and the blues will have you yellin' Long Live the King!
Iceage. With Lower, New Coke, Suede Dudes, and Last. Friday, June 7, 10 p.m., at Churchills Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. $10. Much like the era that surfaced after the time of the actual ice age, Denmark's progressive rock band is like the new wave of punk.
'90s Homecoming. With DJs Hottpants, Ryan Evans, Lolo, Alex Caso, Sweetswirl, Deejay Smeejay, and Grace Jones. Saturday, June 8, 10 p.m., at the Vagabond, 30 NE 14th St., Miami; 305-379-0508; thevagabondmiami.com. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Bring out your denim overalls, floral-printed dresses, black lipstick, and combat boots -- tonight you're gonna party like it's the '90s to the Spice Girls, No Doubt, and other legendary bands of what could arguably be considered one of the best decades ever.
Artwalk Music Splash! With Bachaco, Kolabo Sound System, and Uma Galeria. Saturday, June 8, 10 p.m., at the Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577; thestagemiami.com. $10. Bachaco's smooth beach vibes will have you "Feeling Good" as they welcome summer with their "Cumbia Pa' La Nena."
Jazid's 17th Anniversary Party Day Two. With Locos Por Juana and Spam Allstars. Saturday, June 8, 10 p.m., at Jazid, 1342 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-9372; jazid.net. Free. Jazid is almost legal! Celebrate 17 years of rockin' music as Locos Por Juana and Spam Allstars have you jammin' to reggae/Latin/ska/rock beats all night long.
The Politix. With Will Brennan. Saturday, June 8, 10 p.m., at Will Call, 700 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-577-5900; willcallmiami.com. Free. The old school hip-hop vibe the Politx' have got going on is so strong, it may leave you with a "Black & Blue." But don't worry -- after a few tracks, you'll be "Feelin' Right."
Black Taxi. With the Hongs. Saturday, June 8, 10 p.m., at Tobacco Road, 626 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-374-1198; tobacco-road.com. Free. Take Black Taxi for a ride and chances are you'll never wanna let them go. It could be their familiar sound that's reminiscent of Modest Mouse and the RHCP. Or maybe it's their upbeat riffs. Whatever it is, these guys will rock your world.
Pon di River. With Pluto Shervington and His Band. Sunday, June 9, 5-11 p.m., at Finnegan's on the River, 401 SW 3rd Ave., Miami; 305-285-3030; finnegansriver.com. $10. Reggae and Marley, pool access, bikinis, and a dock where you can anchor your boat while you down $4 Pon di River punch -- is there a better way to end the weekend?
Backyard Boogie. With DJ Keen One and a guest DJ. Sunday, June 9, 3-11 p.m., at Wood, 2531 NW 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-748-2828; woodtavernmiami.com. Free. Bring out your dancing shoes and get funky with DJ Keen One as you "boogie oogie oogie 'till you just can't boogie no more."