Happy Birthday, 'Murica!
In honor of 238 years of "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness," we're gonna exercise our right to party and celebrate the Fourth of July with the ten best things to do under $10 this weekend, from Audio Junkie's three-day Independence Day Bash at Gramps to the Red, White, and You pool throw down at the Surfcomber.
Long live the Land of the Free!
Audio Junkie's Independence Day Bash. With Holly Hunt, Rat Bastard, Jellyfish Brothers, and 60 others. Friday to Sunday, July 4 to 6, 12 p.m. Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 786-752-6693; grampsbar.com. Free. A three-day Independence Day party jam packed with 13 hours of endless barbecue, beer, and music from Holly Hunt, Rat Bastard, Humbert, and a slew of some of the most talented musicians in SoFla? Freedom never sounded so great. Thanks Audio Junkie.
Uncle Sam's Slam Rock 'n' Roll BBQ. With the Coathangers, Lying Thieves, Space Between Words, the Riot Act, Orange Flight, Above the Skyline, Frankie Midnight, Wilkes Oswald, Crush Band, and DJ Joshy Josh. Friday, July 4, 2 p.m. Will Call, 700 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-577-5900; willcallmiami.com. Tickets cost $10 brownpapertickets.com. Nothing's more American than hot dogs, beer, and rockin' tunes from the ATL's Coathangers, Lying Thieves, and other proud 'Murican bands.
See also: Miami's Fourth of July 2014 Party Guide
Red, White, & You Pool Party. Presented by Red Rabbit. With Moon Boots. Friday, July 4, 1 to 10 p.m. The Surfcomber, 1717 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-532-7715; surfcomber.com. Tickets are free with RSVP via eventbrite.com. Ages 21 and up. Show off that American flag bikini and stars and stripes speedo you've been dying to wear all year at the Surfcomber for some fun in the sun with uhntz-uhntz party patriot Moon Boots.
See also: Six Best Club Parties in Miami This Week
Independence Day Rock Fest. Presented by Rock Religion. With Broken Tenure, Scary Iowa, Legally Taken, Morgans Will, Beaten Broken Beautiful, and others. Friday, July 4, 8 p.m. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. $5. Listen to Broken Tenure, Scary Iowa, and other hardcore rock bands make more noise than an explosion of firecrackers at the Independence Day Rock Fest at Churchill's. And since Supercon is this weekend, bring your Captain America and Iron Man costume and party like a true American hero.
See also: Five Best Concerts in Miami This Week
Supercon 2014 Cosplay After Party. With DJs Ghettocyb.org, Jared Cole, and Sirius Jorge. Friday, July 4, 8 p.m. Kill Your Idol, 222 Española Way, Miami Beach; 305-534-1009. Free. "It's the dream we all share, it's the hope for tomorrow." We live in America! Fuck yeah! So celebrate your red, white, and blue pride like the Team America: World Police crew at Kill Your Idol's Supercon cosplay after party.
See also: New Times' Concert Calendar
Telekinetic Walrus & the Pride of Ions. With Jean Jacket. Saturday, July 5, 10 p.m. The Stage, 170 NE 28th St., Miami; 305-576-9577; thestagemiami.com. $10. Bring out your bladed shoulder pads, jester hats, and deer horns, and get weird with Y Diz, the Time-Zoo Keeper, and the rest of the musical creatures of Telekinetic Walrus & the Pride of Ions.
Blazed & Confused 2. With As the World Weeps, Sorus, Bullethorn, Full Time Motherfuckers, Fuzzhound, and the Melograv Device. Saturday, July 5, 7 p.m. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. $10. We're all just Blazed & Confused. Embrace that state of being with As the World Weeps, Full Time Motherfuckers, and the rest of the crazy mofos at Churchill's.
The Neighbours. Presented by Champion Sound. With J. Rocc, Methods, Sire, Manuvers, and Diego. Saturday, July 5, 10 p.m. The Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-456-5613; electricpicklemiami.com. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via residentadvisor.com. Let the summer vibes roll and chill out to some "feel-good songs" with J. Rocc and resident Pickle DJs at the Neighbours.
The #DopeHouse. Hosted by Lowkey. With Meka, Miami Marci, Mike Foxx, Mvsic, and special guests. Saturday, July 5, 11 p.m. The Garret at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Free with RSVP via thedopehousemia.splashthat.com. Shit's gonna get cray at the Dope House! So brace yourself for "a raucous affair" with Meka, Miami Marci, Mike Foxx, Mvsic, and the rest of the wild party animals at the Garret.
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Chocolate Shaker & the Big Bad Pink Belly Flop Contest. With DJs Reid Waters, Louie Arson, SharpSound, and Mr. Manuvers. Sunday, July 6, 3 p.m. The Freehand Miami, 2727 Indian Creek Dr., Miami Beach; 305-531-2727; thefreehand.com. Free. Nothing gets rid of a Fourth of July hangover quicker than poolside beats from the Chocolate Sundays fam and a belly flop contest that could win a pair of tix to see Bell & Sebastian at the Fillmore Miami Beach. May the hardest flopper win.
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