Winter Music Conference, Miami Music Week, and Ultra Music Festival may be long gone, but the uhntz-uhntz never ends in the party palace that is the 305.
And while there's never a shortage of ragers to crash and bottles to pop in the Magic City, there is one problem that Miami's club rats face from time-to-time: being broke.
But there's no need to cry your little heart out wondering when you're ever gonna see those flashy club lights again... This weekend's ten under $10 guide is all the party inspiration you'll need.
Boxwood's Moon Garage Release Party. With Sigh Kicks. Friday, April 3, 10:30 p.m. Will Call, 700 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-577-5900; willcallmiami.com. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up. Lose yourself in the "hypnotic loops" of Boxwood's Moon Garage as Jose Ferrer takes over Will Call.
Pirupa. With Wankelmut and Ohashi. Presented by Push Fridays. Friday, April 3, 11 p.m. Steam, 30 NE 14th St., Miami; 786-516-3393; steammiami.com. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. "Party Non Stop" and Get Physical with Italy's Pirupa, Berlin's Wankelmut, and all the techno junkies at Steam.
Brendan O'Hara. With DJ Andie Sweetswirl. Presented by Miami Boheme. Friday, April 3, 9 p.m. Ball & Chain, 1513 SW 8th St., Miami; 305-643-7820; ballandchainmiami.com. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up. "Roots, rock, soul, and steam ... Shaken and stirred." That's the kinda night you're in for when Brendan O'Hara takes over Little Havana's Ball and Chain.
A Day at the Beach. With Palo!, Tomas Diaz y Su Orquesta, and Elastic Bond. Presented by Community Arts & Culture. Saturday, April 4, 5 p.m. North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-867-2370. Pre-sale tickets cost $10 plus fees via brownpapertickets.com, or $15 at the door, so get them early. All ages. Spend A Day at the Beach gozando with Palo!'s Grammy-nominated rumba, Spam Allstars' Tomas Diaz y Su Orquesta, and Elastic Bond's "tropical psychedelia" at the North Beach Bandshell.
Telekinetic Walrus' The Spaceship with the Heavy Bass Bump Prerelease Listening Party. As part of the Gold Pass Tour. Saturday, April 4, 6 to 8 p.m. Sweat Records, 5505 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 786-693-9309; sweatrecordsmiami.com. Admission is free. Jump on that Spaceship with the Heavy Bass Bump with Y Diz, the Time-Zoo Keeper, Corinne Stevie, Komakozie, Faun 5000, and Buffalo Brown as the intergalactic warrior-explorers bring their “new age, funkadelic, booty bass, and hip-hop” to Sweat.
Nevermind: A Tribute to Nirvana. With Armada!, Dorothy's Surrender, the Burnouts, After the Fall, Jacuzzi Fuzz, and Drawing Bored. Saturday, April 4, 8 p.m. Churchill's Pub, 2201 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. Admission is free. Ages 18 and up. Rock that flannel, splash on some teen spirit, and celebrate the eve of what would have been Kurt Cobain's 48th birthday with ear-splitting tuneage at Churchill's.
DZA's House. Saturday, April 4, 10 p.m. Bardot, 3456 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-576-7750; bardotmiami.com. "Old school funk disco, nu school groove house," and plenty of throwbacks — that's what you'll find at DZA's House.
Confessions. With Tripmastaz. Saturday, April 4, 11 p.m. Treehouse, 323 23rd St., Miami Beach; 305-614-4478; treehousemiami.com. Admission costs $10 before 1 a.m. Ages 21 and up. Put some "ghetto funk in your trunk" with the "tech beatz" of Minus recording artist Tripmastaz at Treehouse.
Miami Vice Episode. With Eccentrix Sound, Louie Arson, and Reid Waters. Hosted by Scotch Bonnet. Sunday, April 5, 4 to 11 p.m. Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 786-752-6693; grampsbar.com. Guys pay $5 before 6 p.m. and $10 after. Ladies get in free. Ages 21 and up. Dancehall, reggae, and hip-hop dance tunes from Eccentrix Sound and the Chocolate Sundays guys, and free drinks for the ladies — that's Miami's vice for you.
Talib Kewli. DJ set. Presented by Crazy Hood Productions. Sunday, April 5, 5 p.m. Blackbird Ordinary, 729 SW 1st Ave., Miami; 305-671-3307; blackbirdordinary.com. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up. Party it up with one of hip-hop's finest as Talib Kewli takes you on a "Hamster Wheel" of beats at Blackbird.