The monsoon got you feeling blue? Brighten up, sunshine. It's Friday!
And no matter how much rain may pour down on us, the party never stops in the 305. Especially when there are endless bashes flooded with great music and booze... All for under 10 bucks.
Check out the ten best music-related things to do in Miami under $10 this weekend.
Sirens and Sealions. With Socrates Perez and the God Damn Hustle. Friday, July 19, 10 p.m., Will Call, 700 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-577-5900; willcallmiami.com. Free. The sweet beats and warm lyrics of Sirens and Sealions will get your heart "Thumpn" and your endorphins rushin', like a quick hit of happiness.
The Hongs. Homegrown Summer concert with Beatmachines, Grace Jones, Sweetswirl, Action Pat, and Mamey Disc. Friday, July 19, 10 p.m., the Vagabond, 30 NE 14th St., Miami; 305-379-0508; thevagabondmiami.com. Free. "No Risk, No Funk." That's some pretty legit advice coming from the "multinational dance rock conglomerate" and all. So take a risk with the Hongs. You never know what kind of funk you'll get in to.
Gotaku Cosplay Rave. With Tofu.dj, Skinny Hendrix, Havok Roth, DJ Noodle, Desoulate Entity, the Werewolf, Kid Bougie, Ghospast, Enzymatic, DJ Two Way, and the Undedz. Friday, July 19, 10 p.m., Eve, 1306 North Miami Ave., Miami; 305-995-5050; miamieve.com. $5-$10. Nerds of Miami unite! It's cosplay rave time. Come dressed as your favorite anime, sci-fi, manga, and comic book character for a night of fire dancers, stunt performers, hardcore music, and total cosplay badassery.
Inc. With Total Freedom and Dim Past. Saturday, July 20, 10 p.m., the Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577; thestagemiami.com. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via flavorus.com. Get ready for an out of body experience... Inc. wants you to "get [your] soul out of [your] body" with their "sophisti-pop neo-soul meets dream-pop" vibes.
Fairmont. With Alejandro Sab, Basti, Ryan Evans, Brad Strikland, Wasabi, and Carmel Ophir. Saturday, July 20, 10 p.m., the Vagabond, 30 NE 14th St., Miami; 305-379-0508; thevagabondmiami.com. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via wantickets.com. Enter the funky-indie-retro-techno universe of Fairmont's "Automaton." It's a world you'll end up exploring all night.
Eagle Chief. With Bird Named Python. Saturday, July 20, 10 p.m., Tobacco Road, 626 South Miami Ave., Miami; 305-374-1198; tobacco-road.com. No cover before 9 p.m. "Hey Man," The Eagle Has Landed ladies and gents. And they want you!
Amtrac. With Derek Walin, Aramis Lorie, and Ray Milian. Saturday, July 20, 10 p.m., the Garret at Grand Central, 697 North Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Free-$10. Amtrac's a rising star and he's gonna get you pumped up with his crisp, quick beats. So get ready for some non-stop uhntz-uhntz action.
Xstrophy. With Nakavalna, Lions of the South, and Modern Day Outlaw. Sunday, July 21, 8 p.m., Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. $5. How about some heavy metal, screams, and mosh pits? If it's with Xstrophy and the rest of the guys who'll be rockin' the stage at Churchil's, it's practically a given.
'Don't Worry Baby' Music X Fashion. Part of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Swim Week presented by Skinny Kings. With Star Slinger, Dude Skywalker, and Gooddroid. Sunday, July 21, 2 p.m., Freehand Miami, 2727 Indian Creek Dr., Miami Beach; 305-531-2727; thefreehand.com. Free. You're sexy and you know it! Show off that hot bod at the Freehand for a day of fashion, shopping with iShine365, music from Star Slinger, Dude Skywalker, and Gooddroid, swag bags, and complimentary cocktails from the Broken Shaker from 2-4 p.m. And 'Don't Worry Baby,' it won't cost you a thang.
Sunday Social Rooftop Pool Party. With Jeremy Ismael, Donnie Lowe, Distrkt, Basstian, John Viera, and Brock Lambert. Sunday, July 21, 12-8 p.m., Congress Hotel, 1052 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; 305-534-6820; congresshotelsouthbeach.com. Free. Spend the entire day lounging on the rooftop pool deck of the Congress Hotel with cool beats from your fav local DJs and a drink on hand? We're in.