On StubHub, Ultra tickets are going for $800 and Masquerade Motel passes cost $400.
Beat freaks have seemingly lost their minds, clearly forgetting that the national average for a gallon of regular gas is nearly $4. Who in their right mind would drop half-a-stack on house music?
Not Crossfade, that's for sure. We ball hard on a $10 budget, popping beer bottles and stretching each dollar. Furthermore, we don't let ridiculously priced Winter Music Conference and Miami Music Week events ruin our weekend.
Just check out the ten best music-related things to under $10.
The Band in Heaven. Friday, March 23, 9 p.m., Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE Second Ave., Miami. $5. This West Palm Beach indie outfit rocks Betty's birthday at Churchill's with New Coke, Jellyfish Brothers Fourier, and others. Who's Betty?
Manatee Grove: Mad Decent & Friends. Friday, March 23, Villa 221, 221 NE 17th St., Miami. $10. It's not often that an electronic record label throws a party where females are encouraged to booty clap. "Express Yourself," y'all.
Body High & Ice Hot. With Todd Edwards, Sinden, Jubilee, and others. Friday, March 23, The Hangar, 2235 NW Second Ave., Miami. Free. Todd Edwards will "Come Around" Wynwood Walls this Friday for a very special set. Oh yeah, so are eight others and "special surprise guests."
Betty Pickle Burlesque Benefit and Variety Show. Friday, March 23, 10 p.m., Tobacco Road, 626 S. Miami Ave., Miami. $5. Betty Pickle is a six-foot-tall redhead with an uncanny ability to swallow large objects. And she wants you to come watch her perform tonight. Do it. Or else.
High Tolerance. Friday, March 23, Bougainvillea's Old Florida Tavern, 7221 SW 58th Ave., South Miami. Free. South Florida's "best cover band" unleashes its arsenal of Top 40 cover songs on South Miami.
Tonstartssbandht. With Universal Expansion and '90s Teen, presented by Death to the Sun. Saturday, March 24, 9 p.m., at some building, 164 NW 20th St., Suite #206, Miami. Free. Direct from the event's Facebook page: "Imagine a hundred dollars worth of mushrooms in your system. Now imagine you picked up a guitar and could play the most psychedelic jams the universe had ever heard. This is Tonstartssbandht. Welcome to Miami, boys."
Wayward Parade Fest. Saturday, March 24, 9 p.m., Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE Second Ave., Miami. $10. What's the complete opposite of WMC? Well, a metal show in Little Haiti. Trade your bleep-bloops for some thrash.
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Fool's Gold Miami. Presented by Scion. Saturday, March 24, 10 p.m., Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami. Free with RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Yeah, A-Trak's Fool's Gold Records rocks. Actually, it electro-disco-rocks. Get your groove on with LA Riots, Congorock and others when they crash the Scion party at Grand Central.
Concert for Kids: Take Me Out to the Ballgame. Sunday, March 25, 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., New World Center, 500 17th St., Miami Beach. $10. Your kids have been exposed to a lot of bad shit this week, i.e. ecstasy, dubstep, Swedish House Mafia. Take 'em out for an afternoon of real music.