It's the dawn of a new day, y'all, but not just any day... Friday!
Sure, you could make plans to blow all of your hard-earned dolla bills poppin' bottles at LIV... Or you could have an equally liquor-filled weekend partying it up at the Vagabond, Grand Central, and other Miami hot spots for less than a Hamilton.
Here are the ten best music-related things to do under $10 in Miami this weekend.
Retro Night. With Radio Soundsystem. Friday, July 26, 10 p.m., at Tobacco Road, 626 South Miami Ave., Miami; 305-374-1198; tobacco-road.com. Free before 9 p.m. Rarely do you ever get to jam to the beats of the Killers, the Cure, Depeche Mode, the Clash, the Strokes, Inxs, New Order, the Bravery, A Flock of Seagulls, and other bands of the ilk all in one night. Unless of course, you're listening to Radio Soundsystem. Rock on!
The State Of. With Rebel and Hoffa HQ. Friday, July 26, 10 p.m., at the Vagabond, 30 NE 14th St., Miami; 305-379-0508; thevagabondmiami.com. The State Of describes their sound as "a juxtaposition of dark and light...melancholic and minor, but a fun and danceable beat." No wonder fans of the electronic rock duo "All Come Back" for them.
Odas. With Frecuencia Red, Mona, Blik, and NMBR11. Friday, July 26, 9 p.m., at Covenant Music House Of Rock, 9851 NW 58th St., Doral; 786-366-7911. $10. There's something caliente about Spanish music that exudes sexiness. Maybe it's the lyrics or the Latin charm. Whatever it is, the guys (and chick) of the pop rock band Odas have it and they're sharing it with the world.
Knock Out Night. Live Boxing with music by the Lee Boys, Zach Deputy, JUke, Bento Box, and DJ Jared Cole. Saturday, July 27, 4 p.m., at Tobacco Road, 626 South Miami Ave., Miami; 305-374-1198; tobacco-road.com. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via brownpapertickets.com. You better bring out your punching gloves cause chances are you're gonna get KO'd by live boxing, barbeque, the Lee Boys, Zach Deputy, and other musical champs.
Ambassadors Party. With Keith Evan, DJ Aladdin, and Lisa Shaw. Saturday, July 27, 10 p.m., at the Vagabond, 30 NE 14th St., Miami; 305-379-0508; thevagabondmiami.com. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via wantickets.com. Keith Evan calls himself "The Ambassador of Global Soul Music." Well... as one of the pioneers of the deep house movement in Vegas, he kinda is.
MTFR. With CRXCXDILE. Saturday, July 27, 8 p.m. at Sweat Records, 5505 NE 2nd Ave. Miami; 786-693-9309; sweatrecordsmiami.com. Free. Who the hell's Matt the Fucking Rapper? He's one straight-up bad mofo from Miramar who doesn't "give a hoe attention unless her titties mountains."
Brisk Bodega Miami. With Raider Klan, Metro Zu, Mike Deuce, Louie Arson, and DJ DZA. Saturday, July 27, 10 p.m., at Grand Central, 697 North Miami Ave.; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Free with RSVP at briskbodega.com. Ages 21 and up. Brisk and Noisey are taking over Grand Central with Raider Klan, Metro Zu, Mike Deuce, and other hard-hitters for Brisk Bodega Miami. The party kicks off at 10 p.m. with free Bodega cocktails, but head over to Grand Central Park earlier starting at 6 p.m. for "skate seshs, free Brisk, food trucks, Strangeways Bodega Zine release, and the debut of the Bodega Mural by Brian Butler."
Alicastro. With Trudy Miquelerena. Saturday, July 27, 9 p.m., at the Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577; thestagemiami.com. $10. Reminiscent of Juanes, Alicastro has been described as "the reincarnation of a poet with a young, charismatic soul..." And a delightful, lyrical poet he is.
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Denney. With Ludé, Donnie Lowe, and Burner Brothers. Sunday, July 28, 10 p.m., at Treehouse, 323 23rd St., Miami Beach; 305-614-4478; treehousemiami.com. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via residentadvisor.com. Funky house beats anyone? It'll sure make your Sunday "Exciting. Exhilarating. Enthusiastic."
Pon di River Sunday Bash 2013. With Pluto Shervington and His Band and the Medusa DJs. Sunday, July 28, 5-11 p.m., at Finnegan's on the River, 401 SW 3rd Ave., Miami; 305-285-3030; finnegansriver.com. $10. End the weekend the way it deserves to be ended: lounging by the pool with a drink on hand, watching the sunset, and listening to the sweet reggae vibes of Pluto Shervington and His Band. Rasta!