Like a homeless man recycling aluminum cans for a ten-cent refund, the carbonated conglomerate that nearly killed Jacko in 1984 is milking the King of Pop's lifeless corpse for every last dollar.
Quite frankly, the thought of MJ's image on the side of our soft drink is unsettling. But at least there's plenty of music-related things to do this weekend to forget about it.
RAW Fridays. Friday, May 4, 5 p.m., Ricochet Lounge, 3250 NE First Ave., Miami. Free. Music, $6 gourmet sliders, and $3 beers ... Hello, weekend.
LabRats Eat Rammy Cakes and Cumon Christ. Friday, May 4, 8 p.m., Sweat Records, 5505 NE Second Ave., Miami. $3. Gas is expensive. And so is touring. Help these dudes recoup some of that road money.
The State Of. Friday, May 4, 10 p.m., The Vagabond, 30 NE 14th St., Miami. Free before 11 p.m. Show up early for free admission and $1 PBRs.
Blood Orange. Friday, May 4, 10 p.m., Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami. $10. Domino Records' busiest producer, Devonté Hynes, brings his Blood Orange project to the Pickle this weekend.
Destroyio Records Presents Enough! and Talking Dogs. Friday, May 4, 9 p.m., Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE Second Ave., Miami. $5. Nothing like a good old fashioned punk rock show at Little Haiti's diviest joint.
Beats After Sunset. Friday, May 4, 8 p.m., Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Free for members, $8 for non-members. Complimentary cocktails and beats after sunset. Miami's great.
Kadaf Kicks presents Sole2Sole Expo. Saturday, May 5, 1 p.m., Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami. $10. Fresh kicks meet fresh beats at this music, art, and fashion event.
Herbieman. Saturday, May 5, 8 p.m., Sweat Records, 5505 NE Second Ave., Miami. Free. Check out Gervasio Goris' new lineup and grab a copy of his latest effort, To Get Her.
Cindo de Smash-O. Saturday, May 5, 9 p.m.,
164 NW 20 St., Suite 206, Miami. Donations. Grimy and fucking loud, that's how every Cinco de Mayo should be.
Tropical Bass Sunset BBQ. Sunday, May 6, 6 p.m., Blackbird Ordinary, 729 SW First Ave., Miami). Free. Cap off the weekend with some booty bass and a backyard bbq.
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