Welcome to the "cone," y'all.
Meteorologists agree that tropical storm Isaac may or may not pose a serious threat to Florida. And state officials are urging residents to prepare for a hurricane, but again, it's totally up to the individual.
After all, nobody knows what's going to happen.
But it's the very meteorological uncertainty that makes hurricanes--or the threat of one--so much damn fun.
Who cares if it hits? There're a bunch of gnarly music-related things to do in Miami this weekend under $10. And it's going to take a lot more than a category one hurricane to keep us away.
Men's Night. With Dyslexic Postcards, Talking Dogs, and others. Friday, August 24, 10 p.m., Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE Second Ave, Miami; churchillspub.com. $5. Fridays are meant for homegrown rock 'n' roll in Little Haiti.
ElectriFriedShitJazz. Friday, August 24, 8 p.m., Sweat Records, 5505 NE Second Ave., Miami; sweatrecordsmiami.com. Free. In the '60s, it was turn on, tune in, and drop out. Nowadays, plug in, shut up, and shitjazz.
Songwriter's Session. Friday, August 24, 8 p.m., House of Rock, 9851 NW 58th St., Doral; 786-366-7911. $10. Three artists on one stage ... And if you get there early enough, you'll get a free CD.
Funky Friday--The Donkey Show After Party. Friday, August 24, 10 p.m., The Vagabond, 30 NE 14th ST, Miami; thevagabondmiami.com. Free with Donkey Show tickets. After the Arsht Center's Donkey Show, stroll over to The Vagabond for the official New Times Donkey Show after party.
Dandy Rock Club. Saturday, August 25, 9 p.m., Lester's, 2519 NW 2nd Ave, Miami; lestersmiami.com. Suggested $3 donation. Gainesville lo-fi garage group Thee Holy Ghosts join The Cost at Lester's this weekend.
¡Suénalo! Saturday, August 25, 10 p.m., PAX, 337 SW Eighth St., Miami; paxmiami.com. $10. Best thing about Suénalo's residency at PAX, it's always going to be tremenda descarga.
Toad Eyes EP Release. Saturday, August 25, 8 p.m., The Jelly House, 164 NW 20th St., #206, Miami. $10 with a t-shirt!. Toad Eyes are leaving Miami. Before they do, however, they want to party with y'all one last time.
Resale Concert Tickets
Dissever, Carnivores at Grace, Silenmara, and others. Saturday, August 25, 7 p.m., Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE Second Ave., Miami; churchillspub.com. $6. There aren't many places you can go to and find seven bands for just $6. But you can always count on Churchill's.
Back Door Bamby. Saturday, August 25, 10 p.m. The Vagabond, 30 NE 14th St., Miami; thevagabondmiami.com. $10. There'll be sex kittens barbecue in the garden. What more do you need to know?
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Sweat's Sayonara Summer Shindig. CANCELED
Sunday, August 26, 12 p.m., Sweat Records, 5505 NE 2nd Ave, Miami; sweatrecordsmiami.com. Free.
All good things come to an end, including summer. Swing by Sweat for an end-of-summer blowout. This party has been rescheduled for the weekend of August 31 to September 2, thanks to Hurricane Isaac.