*Local live hip-hop-ish duo the Big Bounce -- made up of piano man Brendan O'Hara and beatboxer Komakozie -- play tonight at the mod Moonchine in Miami. It's a restaurant, so admission is technically free, but you'll have to buy dinner. Luckily the place is super inexpensive. Click here for full details.
*Singer/songwriter/producer Gordon Chambers is the guest of honor tonight at the weekly Acoustic Flow event, which is a singer/poet showcase kind of thing. It goes down at the Literary Cafe & Poetry Lounge in North Miami, and admission is $10. Click here for full details.
*Techno goodness from Daniel Dreier tonight at Electric Pickle in Miami; admission is just $5 before 1 a.m. A clubland steal! Click here for full details.
*Sad news for Broward: Alligator Alley is closing after this weekend, and the send-off starts tonight. Albert Castiglia and other local blues staples perform for $7. Click here for full details.
Saturday, October 24
*Up-and-coming "downtown soul" act Ketchy Shuby plays Buddhafest at Tobacco Road tonight in Miami; admission is $10. Click here for full details, and to read a feature article about them in this week's New Times.
*Further making your Saturday plans hard to finalize: Drop the Lime plays around the corner from the Junior Boys, at White Room in Miami. Tickets are also $10 presale from wantickets.com. Click here for full details.
*The first annual WOW POW is tonight at Churchill's in Miami! Performances by Jacuzzi Boys, Electric Bunnies, Feathers, and others, plus something called "Poetry vs. Glen Rice." That involves actual poetry, folks. Click here for details on the University of Wynwood site.
*The kind of sludgy, kind of epic Miami kind-of-supergroup BEINGS plays a free in-store at Sweat Records in Miami tonight, in celebration of band member and artiste Beatriz Monteavaro's book release. Boise Bob and His Backyard band also play -- interesting line-up juxtaposition there. Click here for details on Sweat's site.
*And the final Alligator Alley show: Stonefox, Whirl, and probably a bunch of other "special guests" will come to wish the venue a peaceful rest. Cover is $7 again. Click here for full details.