Sometimes bizarre things happen in the Magic City -- like 45 degree weather in the middle of January.
Yeah, you may be freezing your ass off this morning, but don't let a little chilly weather stop you from partying this weekend. Stay cozy with great local music music and vodka, and keep your pockets warm with all those Washington's you won't be spending.
Here are the ten best music-related things to do under $10 this weekend.
Plastic Pinks. With Las Tias. Presented by Hallelujah Fridays and Cheap Miami. Friday, January 17, 10 p.m., The Vagabond, 30 NE 14th St., Miami; 305-379-0508; thevagabondmiami.com. Free before midnight. Say what you wanna say, but cassettes were the shit back in the day. And they're making a comeback with Cheap Miami, the only music label in the 305 working to make tapes a thing again. Watch the Plastic Pinks fuse their "Rad City Sticky Pop" sounds with Las Tias' "savage-garage-punk-rock-soda-pop" tunes as they celebrate their split-tape release at the Vagabond.
See also: Five Best Concerts in Miami This Week
Party Over There. With Basti, Diego Martinelli, William Renuart, and Tomas Of Aquabooty. Friday, January 17, 10 p.m., Do Not Sit on the Furniture, 423 16th St., Miami Beach; 305-450-3809; facebook.com/DoNotSit. Free. Breaking news: the Electric Pickle's moving to the beach ... Well, for the night. The resident DJs at the Pickle are bringing their chill Wynwood vibes to the flashy streets of SoBe for a "special, [free] one-time event" at Don't Sit.
See also: New Times' Concert Calendar
The Gold Dust Lounge. With Shark Valley Sisters. Friday, January 17, 11 p.m., Will Call, 700 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-577-5900; willcallmiami.com. Free.
Get ready for one psychedelic experience with the Gold Dust Lounge as they rock the stage with their "acid surf, spy-fi, soundtracks for imaginary films."
Coral Gables Bluesfest. With the Lowdown 13, Sheba the Mississippi Queen & the Soul Kings, Jumpstreet 88s featuring Piano Bob and Stan Street, David Shelley & Bluestone, and Biscuit Miller & the Mix. Saturday, January 18, 12:30-11 p.m., Fritz & Franz Bierhouse, 60 Merrick Way, Coral Gables; 305-774-1883. Visit bierhausblues.com. Free. How about a little Southern blues from Biscuit Miller & the Mix at the Coral Gables Bluesfest to spice up your Saturday? The 11-day music festival will host close to 30 artists bringing their boogie-woogie sounds to the Gables. The party runs till January 26, so there's no excuse for you to miss out on all the blues action.
A Day at the Beach Concert. With Locos por Juana, Bachaco, Uma Galeria, and Pulso Beat Box. Saturday, January 18, 6-11 p.m., North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-867-2370. Pre-sale tickets cost $10 plus fees via brownpapertickets.com, or $15 at the door, so buy them now. Locos por Juana is celebrating 11 years of locura with a special beach edition of "La Fiesta Loca," and they're bringing Bachaco, Uma Galeria, and Pulso Beat Box with 'em. Here's to many more, Locos!
Americana Variety Show & Sideshow Spectacular. With Megan Dean, Baby Bear Lo-Fi and the Stick-Ups, Rosy Robbins and the Midnight Ramblers, the Crude Brood, the Olde City Sideshow, Sparklefight, and Joe Basik. Saturday, January 18, 9 p.m., Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. $7.
Philly's Olde City Sideshow is coming to the Magic City. So get ready to party with the freaks at Churchill's as they eat fire, swallow swords, walk on glass, wow the audience with magic tricks and the Human Blockhead, tease the crowd with burlesque, and possibly gross you out with a human insectivore.
Downtown Full Moon Party. With Tamboka, DJ Stingray, Delta Kat, and the Glow Pussies. Saturday, January 18, 9 p.m., The Social Lubricant Lounge, 167 NW 23rd St., Miami; 786-409-2241; tsllounge.com. $5 before 10 p.m., $10 before midnight, and $15 after, so get there early. It's a full moon tonight, so bring out your conga drums, poi sticks, and hula hoops, jam to Tamboka, Delta Kat, and the Glow Pussies, and release all your inhibitions at the Downtown lunar bash.
Afrobeta. With Telekinetic Walrus and the Pride of Ions. Saturday, January 18, 11 p.m., The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577; thestagemiami.com. Ladies in free till midnight, guys pay $10. Get weird with the funky synths and basslines of Afrobeta, and the "Atlanta hip-hop, booty-bouncing Miami bass, and futuristic shamanic fun" of Telekinetic Walrus and the Pride of Ions, as they welcome the "age-old portal" of the "Gravity Free Dinosaur Assembly."
NFL Championship Playoff Sunday. Sunday, January 19, 3 p.m., Finnegan's River, 401 SW 3rd Ave., Miami; 305-285-3030; finnegansriver.com. The competition is on for the AFC's Patriots and Broncos and NFC's 49ers and Seahawks. Watch the best teams in the NFL kick ass on one of the two 20-foot TV screens at Finnegan's River, and see who'll make it to the Superbowl XLVIII
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Catwalk: A Night of Vogue. With DJs MIKEQ, Gooddroid, and Bonnie Beats. Sunday, Januray 19, 11 p.m., The Garret at Grand Central, 697 North Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Free. Hit the catwalk at the Garret, get fierce with DJs MIKEQ, Gooddroid, and Bonnie Beats, and see who's the baddest runway diva of them all. Me-ow.