With the recession three years behind us, you'd think the unemployment rate would be a little lower than 8.2 percent, right?
Sadly, it's not the case. American employers only added about 80,000 jobs last month, according to the Labor Department, leaving the unemployment rate hovering just over a disappointing eight percent.
Nevertheless, 80,000 created is better than 750 destroyed, the number of jobs Mitt Romney's private equity firm allegedly eliminated when GST Steel shut its Kansas City plant in 2001.
But hey, whatever side of the aisle you're on, drinking on the cheap temporarily solves all problems. So check out the top ten music-related things to do this weekend under $10.
Flo Rida. Friday, July 13, 7:10 p.m., Marlins Park, 1380 NW Sixth St., Miami; 305-676-7378; miami.marlins.mlb.com. Free with game. Tickets cost $10 and up via StubHub.com.. We're nine games out of the lead and second to last in our division. But so what? Flo Rida's here!
Friday Night Karaoke. Friday, July 13, 6 p.m., Schnebly Redland's Winery, 30205 SW 217th Ave., Homestead; 305-242-1224; schneblywinery.com. Admission costs $6 to $10. Get sauced and belt out a few of your favorite tunes.
Heartmares featuring Alx Czo and The White Flies. Friday, July 13, 8 p.m., Sweat Records, 5505 NE Second Ave., Miami; 786-693-9309; sweatrecordsmiami.com. Admission is free. Spooky music from two of your favorites, and it's all ages. Enjoy, kids.
Luis Bofill. Friday, July 13, 10 p.m., PAX, 337 SW Eighth St., Miami; 305-640-5847; paxmiami.com. Admission costs $10. It's Afro-Cuban night at PAX, and that means Luis Bofill is going to transport you to Havana with the rhythm of Cuba.
Electric Piquete. Friday, July 13, 10 p.m., Tobacco Road, 626 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-374-1198; tobacco-road.com. Admission is $5. Equal parts Latin rhythm, funk, and rock, Electric Piquete is 100-percent fun. Don't miss.
The Legendary JC's. Saturday, July 14, 9 p.m., Will Call, 700 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-577-5900; willcallmiami.com. Free. The best revival is a soul revival, and this Orlando-based group is second to none.
Miami Bastille Day. Saturday, July 14, 8:30 p.m., Alliance Francaise Miami, 618 SW Eighth St., Miami; 305-859-8760; afmiami.org. Admission is free. Happy Bastille Day!
Resale Concert Tickets
Spam Allstars. Saturday, July 14, 10 p.m., PAX, 337 SW Eighth St., Miami; 305-640-5847; paxmiami.com. Admission costs $10. Averaging more than 200 shows a year, the Spam Allstars travel about 56,000 miles a year. However, many of those shows are right here in our own backyard.
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Tusk. Saturday, July 14, 11 p.m., The Garret at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Free. It's a Saturday night dance party, y'all.
Nil Lara. Saturday, July 14, 10 p.m., Tobacco Road, 626 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-374-1198; tobacco-road.com. Admission is $5. If you're a sucker for Venezuelan folklore and Pink Floyd-inspired singer-songwriters, you'll be at Tobacco Road on Saturday.