Round up your shot glasses and pour the tequila ... It's Friday!
And since payday is an entire week away, and we're all, well, broke, we're gonna sing the blues with Juke at the Stage, have a chaotic rock meltdown at Churchill's, do the "bump 'n' hustle" at the Pickle, and party on the cheap with the ten best things to do under $10.
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Immerse: Volume I. With the Galactic Effect, Y-Diz, the Time-Zoo Keeper, Master Feathers, Biomigrant, Cloüd, and DJ Care. Friday, August 8, 10 p.m. The Nest, 62 NE 14th St., Miami; 786-766-2411; thenestmia.com. $10. Immerse yourself in "music, art, and positive vibes," and get weird with the Galactic Effect, the Time-Zoo Keeper, Master Feathers, and the rest of the creative masters at the Nest.
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Juke. With Killmama. Friday, August 8, 10 p.m. The Stage, 170 NE 28th St., Miami; 305-576-9577; thestagemiami.com. $5. Ages 21 and up. No one in the Magic City sings the blues quite like Juke. So come and get your dose of "non-threatening traditional blues" and "grunge rock" from Fort Lawdy's Killmama at the Stage.
See also: New Times' Concert Calendar
Meltdown. With Pans Permia, the Addictive Guilt, Radioclip, Rosey Robbins, Forge, the Crude Brood, and Marcella Rose. Friday, August 8, 9 p.m. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. It's gonna be a total rock Meltdown when Marcella Rose, the Crude Blood, and all the other bands heading to the Cutting Edge Music Business Conference in Nola tear up the stage at Churchill's.
DJ Culture. With Duncan Ross, Brad Strickland, and Nikki V. Friday, August 8, 10 p.m. Do Not Sit On the Furniture, 423 16th St., Miami Beach; 305-450-3809; facebook.com/DoNotSit. Ages 21 and up. Embrace the DJ culture and party till the sun hits the horizon with Duncan Ross, Brad Strickland, and Nikki V. at Don't Sit.
16th Annual Afro Roots World Music Festival. With Suenalo, the Resolvers, Morikeba Kouyate, the Miami Street Band, Ephniko, and DJ Le Spam. Saturday, August 9, 8 p.m. 7th Circuit Studios, 228 NE 59th St., Miami; 305-757-7277. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via brownpapertickets.com, and $15 at the door, so get 'em early. Celebrate the roots of all music at the Afro Roots World Music Fest with the tribal instruments of Morikeba Kouyate, "the big-band reggae of the Resolvers," "the Magic City funk of Suenalo," the Colombian hip-hop of Ephniko, "the Biscayne Boulevard horn players of the Miami Street Band," and DJ Le Spam.
Otto Zuper Party. With Otto Von Schirach, Bella Luz, Web Three, Death Jam, Master Feathers, Juan BassHead, Marcelo Karakter Burgos, and Bile Drool. Saturday, August 9, 10 p.m. The Stage, 170 NE 28th St., Miami; 305-576-9577; thestagemiami.com. $10. "Stop, look, and listen." That crazy beat you hear? It's just Otto AKA el "Tipo Tropical" throwing a zuper bass party at the Stage.
The Bump 'N' Hustle. With DJs Sire, Methods, and Casper. Saturday, August 9, 9 p.m. The Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-456-5613; electricpicklemiami.com. Jump in on that "bump 'n' hustle" action and get groovy with your neighbors DJs Sire, Methods, and Casper at the Pickle.
Brainwash. With Teengirl Fantasy, Telescope Thieves, and Ben Wash. Saturday, August 9, 11 p.m. The Garret at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via wantickets.com, or $20 at the door so get 'em early. Ages 21 and up. A "wicked multi-sensory experience," "electronic debauchery" with Teenaged Fantasy, Telescope Thieves, and Ben Wash, and "suspension performances?" Yeah, we're totally getting Brainwashed at the Garret.
Sunday Dance Nation. With DJs Jared Coetzee and Carlos Rojas. Presented by Soul Logic. Sunday, August 10, 6 to 11 p.m. ARTcade, 235 12th St., Miami Beach; artcademiami.com. Free. Party like it's 1987 with some old school house tunes, cheap craft beer, and a few rounds of Frogger and Pac-Man at ARTcade's Sunday Dance Nation party.
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Omniscient. Timeless EP release party with DJs Self Born, Heron, and Exes. Presented by Selectah Sundays. Sunday, August 10, 10 p.m. Will Call, 700 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-577-5900; willcallmiami.com. Free. Keep the good vibes going in celebration of the Timeless release of Grammy-nominated artist Omniscient at the Stage.