Rise and shine, beat freaks ... It's the first day of Winter Music Conference and Miami Music Week!
That means the next nine days will be loaded with non-stop uhntz-uhntz from sunset to sunrise and over 300 pool parties, EDM cruises, and celebrity bashes to crash.
Before you start making plans to blow all of your life savings on booze and beats this WMC and MMW, check out Crossfade's ten best things to under $10 this weekend. Happy partying.
See also: Five Best Concerts in Miami This Week
Erick Sermon of EPMD and DJ Maseo of De La Soul. With DJs Heron and Self Born. Friday, March 21, 10 p.m., The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577; thestagemiami.com. Tickets cost $8 plus fees via wantickets.com. "You Gots to Chill," man. You're in the presence of hip-hop greatness, Erick Sermon and DJ Maseo, so be cool, ya hear?
Robby Hunter Band and Billy Idol Burlesque Show. With DJs Lorenzo, Kaos Fernandez, Linder Smash, and others. Friday, March 21, 10 p.m., The Vagabond, 30 NE 14th St., Miami; 305-379-0508; thevagabondmiami.com. Free-$10. Burlesque dancers teasing the crowd to Billy Idol and indie funk tunes "with a taste of hip-hop baked in an oven of soul" from the Magic City hippies? We definitely won't be "Dancing With [Ourselves]" tonight.
Big Night in Little Haiti. With Loray Mistik and the Kazoots. Friday, March 21, 6-10 p.m., Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212-260 NE 59th Terr., Miami; 305-960-2969. Visit rhythmfoundation.com. Free. With the mystic thunder of Loray Mistik's "traditional vodou rhythms with West African percussion, rock and roll, blues, and hip-hop," and Miami's Afro indie rock band, the Kazoots, it's surely gonna be a Big Night in Little Haiti.
CBGB & OMFUG Music Festival. With Birdman's Clambake, Lori Garrote, Fireside Prophets, Dyslexic Postcards, Scraping Teeth, Kenny MIllions, and others. Saturday, March 22, 5 p.m., Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via holdmyticket.com. Celebrate the mosh pits, crowd surfs, and rockin' music that gave New York City's CBGB & OMFUG its hardcore rep for over 30 years with Lori Garrote, Dyslexic Postcards, Kenny Millions, and other local artists at Churchill's.
Winter Music Massive. With Melanie Fiona, Bunji Garlin, Jo Mersa Marley, DJs Reid Waters, San Gabriel, and others. Saturday, March 22, 10 p.m., The Alley Lounge at LMNT, 59 NW 36th St., Miami; 305-572-9550; lmntartsmiami.com. Free with RSVP via eventbrite.com. Drink a Red Stripe well cold and get ready to touch di road for the Winter Music Massive with soca, reggae, dancehall, and Caribbean dance tunes from Bunji Garlin, Jesse Royal, Mersa Marley, and other party masters of the ilk. Yeah, mon.
The Baboons. 20th Year Anniversary Bash with the Nag Champayons. Saturday, March 22, 10 p.m., Tobacco Road, 626 South Miami Ave., Miami; 305-374-1198; tobacco-road.com. Celebrate two decades of "Miami's very own Urban Latin Funk Band," the Baboons, joined by the "Tropidelic Afrogalactic" creatures of the Nag Champayons.
Street Ritual x Massive Ideas Showcase. With VibeSquaD, Jillian Ann, Pumpkin, Nico Luminous, Lafa Taylor, Afro Monk, Warp9, Ageless, Bit Deff, Skinny Hendrix, SubSqwad, and JiRiKi. Saturday, March 22, 10 p.m., The Nest, 62 NE 14th St., Miami; 786-766-2411; thenestmia.com. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via holdmyticket.com or $20 at the door, so buy your tickets now. Get weird with the "crunkadelic," "glitch hop" tunes of the West Coast's Street Ritual and the Magic City's Massive Ideas record labels at Downtown Miami's WMC/MMW pop-up club, The Nest.
Sunday Social WMC Pool Party. With Donnie Lowe, Jeremy Ismael, LaBenz, German Garcia, Dan Carraway, John Viera, BassTian, Asa Hochhauser, Scotty Solomon, and Brock Lambert. Sunday, March 23, 12 p.m.-12 a.m. Congress Hotel, 1052 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; 877-775-5783; congresshotelsouthbeach.com. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via residentadvisor.com. Bring out your itsy-bitsy bikinis and suntan oil and welcome the Winter Music Conference and Miami Music Week fist-pumping madness poolside with Donnie Lowe, Jeremy Ismael, and the rest of the head-spinners at the Congress Hotel's Sunday Social rooftop bash.
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Deadmau5 and Sea-Doo's #SparkSomeFun Concert. Sunday, March 23, 8 p.m., Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-538-2000; fontainebleau.com. Free tickets can be won via sparksomefun.com. After last month's concert at Ice Palace Studios for his "real fans," Deadmau5 declared via Twitter, of course, that "Miami's been redeemed." And from the looks of it, the Mau5 Man really seems to be digging the 305 ... And Sea-Doos. That's why he's putting on yet another free show for lucky mouse ear clad fans who document their water experience via Twitter, Instagram, or Vine.
Catwalk: A Night of Vogue WMC Edition. With Vjuan Allure, MikeQ, Gooddroid, and Bonnie Beats. Sunday, March 23, 11 p.m., The Garret at Grand Central, 697 North Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Free-$5. Get fierce with Vjuan Allure, MikeQ, Gooddroid, and Bonnie Beats, and help decide who's the best dressed and "sickening futuristic" diva of the runway. Grrr.