Strange Wilds. With the Bearings, Dénudés, Euro-Asia, In Oculus, Fulltime Motherfucker, and DJ Barba Roja. Presented by Cheap Miami Records. Sponsored by Jolt Radio and PBR. Friday, October 30, 10 p.m. Kill Your Idol, 222 Española Way, Miami Beach; 305-534-1009; facebook.com/killyouridolmiami. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up.
It doesn't get stranger than Washington state's band of punks, Strange Wilds, performing on South Beach on Halloween eve. Maybe it's the spook of the 31st or the universe conspiring in your favor. Whatever it is, unleash your "Pronoia" and get weird with Sub Pop's new grunge crew and your fave locals at Kill Your Idol.
Nite of the Livin' Shred. With AstroMaps, SunGhosts, and the Filthy Casuals. Presented by Showskii Records. Friday, October 30, 9:30 p.m. Bougainvillea's Old Florida Tavern, 7221 SW 58th Ave., Miami; 305-669-8577; bougiesbar.com. Admission is free with RSVP via squadup.com. Ages 21 and up.
Things are gonna get pretty freaky at South Miami's cottage-turned-watering hole this weekend. That's because AstroMaps, SunGhosts, and the Filthy Casuals are taking over Bougie's for Nite of the Livin' Shred. Don't worry — as long as we've got some killer tunes to keep us distracted, everything will be A-OK.
Electric Piquete. With DJ Kenyi. Hosted by Joe Cardona. Presented by Miami Boheme. Friday, October 30, 9 p.m. Ball & Chain, 1513 SW 8th St., Miami; 305-643-7820; ballandchainmiami.com. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up.
Do the salsa "Thriller" with the Magic City's best Latin band, Electric Piquete on the Pineapple Stage at Little Havana's oldest bar, Ball & Chain.
Bay Skate 2. Hosted by Gaby Duran. Friday, October 30, 5 p.m. at Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; facebook.com/bayskatemiami. Admission is free.
Celebrate Halloween-on-wheels this year as Bay Skate brings back the freaks to Bayfront Park for its sophomore roll fest. As Alex Macias, the mastermind behind Bay Skate told New Times earlier this week, "For this special Halloween edition, we are first extending our hours until midnight and welcoming our guests to bring their costumes for a first-of-its-kind downtown skate jam." Sounds like the best All Hallows' Eve party we've ever crashed!
Halloween at Gramps. With Crocodiles, the Southernmost Soul Party with Action Pat and his R&B/soul jams, and Zeitgeist at Shirley's with DJs Giorgio and Ramiro playing all the dark stuff. Saturday, October 31, 10 p.m. Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 305-699-2669; gramps.com. Admission is free before 11 p.m. and $5 after.
Looks like the 305 is in for a triple spook threat at Gramps this October 31. The night starts off with psychedelic tunes from San Diego's Crocodiles and Action Pat's Southernmost Soul Party with his R&B soul jams. In the back at Shirley's it's the Zeitgeist with DJs Giorgio and Ramiro "playing all the dark stuff." Since it is, you know, Halloween, your favorite Wynwood hangout will be hosting a cash money costume contest where the winner takes home $200 and the runner-up walks away with a crisp Benjamin. And, of course, there will be lots of "spooky dry ice" and even "spookier people."
Holly Hunt. With Snakehole, Shroud Eater, Expecting Mummies, Rat Bastard, and DJ Nico Suave. Saturday, October 31, 9 p.m. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. Admission is free. Ages 18 and up.
Punish your ear drums with Holly Hunt, Shroud Eater, Rat Bastard, and all the noise junkies at Churchill's Halloween rager. In the spirit of the holiday, the first 100 costumed party goers will get a treat bag filled with goodies. We can only imagine what Churchill's hands out on Halloween.
Amy Winehouse: Back From the Dead Halloween Jam. With Taylor Powell. Presented by the Prism Music Group. Lagniappe, 3425 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-576-0108; lagniappehouse.com. Admission is free with RSVP via eventbrite.com.
Spend the night in Halloween "Rehab" with Taylor Powell as the Miami jazz singer croons the night away to Amy Winehouse classics at Lagniappe. Show off your super creative outfits at the backyard costume party on the patio and treat yourself to $5 pumpkin beer and Octoberfest drafts.
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Problem Kids. With DJs Kace and Aliyo. Saturday, October 31, 10 p.m. Blackbird Ordinary, 729 SW 1st Ave., Miami; 305-671-3307; blackbirdordinary.com. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up.
The Problem Kids are putting on a special Halloween night concert at Blackbird Ordinary. Dress up, go wild, but whatever you do, "Don't Look Back."
Murder at the Hotel Chelsea: Room 100. With Bonnie Beats and Happy Accidents. Saturday, October 31, 10 p.m. Libertine, 40 NE 11th St., Miami; 305-363-2120; libertinemiami.com. Admission costs $10. Ages 21 and up.
This one's a little morbid but should still be entertaining nonetheless. Come dressed as your favorite dead rock star and party it up with deadly dance tunes courtesy of Bonnie Beats and Happy Accidents.
Corona's Electric Beach: Dia de los Muertos. With Paper Diamond and Brazzabelle. Sunday, November 1, 3 to 8 p.m. Fifty Ultra Lounge, 485 Brickell Ave., Miami; 305-503-4417; fifty.atnight.com. Admission is free with an RSVP via firstname.lastname@example.org. Ages 21 and up.
It's not everyday that you get to see a Bonnaroo-worthy artist perform for free at a swanky rooftop lounge in Brickell. But it's el Dia de los Muertos. And in the spirit of celebration, Corona is hooking up the 305 with a rare performance from Paper Diamond. As the electronic music producer told New Times earlier this week, "it's going to be an awesome afternoon party. I'll go with the vibe of the crowd and see what people are feeling. I'm planning to play my new music."