So it's the weekend and all you wanna do is drink, dance, and drink some more. But there's one little detail stopping you from having the best weekend ever: you're broke.
But just because your pockets may be a little on the empty side this weekend, doesn't mean you can't party it up.
Check the cut for Crossfade's ten best music-related things to do this weekend under $10.
Egine. Friday, June 14, 8 p.m., at the Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center, 174 E. Flagler St., Miami; 305-372-0925; gusmancenter.org. Free. Egine's like a legit Armenian Kim Kardashian doppelganger... except for the fact that she can actually sing.
Nuclear Valdez & Friends. Benefit concert for John Tovar with Forget the Name, Radio Soundsystem, the Medicine Box, Electric Piquete, and others. Friday and Saturday, June 14 and 15, 8 p.m., at Tobacco Road, 626 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-374-1198; tobacco-road.com. Tickets cost $10 each night or $15 for a two-day pass. Yeah, karma's a bitch, but she can also be a sweetheart. And she'll be paying John Tovar a two-day visit of generosity as Nuclear Valdez and friends bring "Hope" to the legendary manager who lost his mom to a terminal illness earlier this year.
Fusik. With DJ JayJoHero. Friday, June 14, 10 p.m., at Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 786-752-6693; grampsbar.com. Free. You better put on your funky shoes because things are gonna get funk-tastic with Fusik. Arrive early (starting at 6 p.m.) for happy hour drink specials and food from Ms. Cheezious to get your juices flowing, and stay late as Mikey R., Benton G., and Ketchy Shuby's own DJ JayJoHero keep the funk rollin' all night.
Dyslexic Postcards. With Anderson Council. Saturday, June 15, 10 p.m., at Will Call, 700 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-577-5900; willcallmiami.com. Free. "The Shakes That You Make" drive these Dyslexic Postcards wild. And if you stare at them long enough, you'll probably catch them "Chewing On Light Bulbs."
Egyptian Lover. With DJs Lazaro Casanova, Bonnie Beats, Laura of Miami, and Patrick Walsh. Saturday, June 15, 10 p.m., at the Vagabond, 30 NE 14th St., Miami; 305-379-0508; thevagabondmiami.com. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Don't try to hide it -- you're a "Freak-a-holic" and you know it.
Spam Allstars. With the Lee Boys. Saturday, June 15, 9 p.m., at the Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577; thestagemiami.com. Tickets cost $10 via tickets.completeticketsolutions.com. Ages 21 and up. From the moment the percussion, guitars, brass, keyboard, and electronic vibes harmoniously fuse together, the Spam Allstars will have you under their sweat-drippin', ass-shakin' spell.
Locos Por Juana. Saturday, June 15, 11 p.m., at the Goose, 3008 Grand Ave., Coconut Grove; 305-529-6498; gooselounge.com. Free. They may be un grupo de locos, but these guys are on a ska revolution to create beats ¡que te levantan!.
Unfinished Business. With DJ Patrick Walsh. Sunday, June 16, 10 p.m., 729 SW 1st Ave., Miami; 305-671-3307; blackbirdordinary.com. Free. It may be Sunday, but "We're Takin' Care Of Business" and partying overtime with music by Patrick Walsh and drink specials.
White Hot Pep Rally. Sunday, June 16, 8 p.m., at Bongos Cuban Cafe, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 786-777-2100; bongoscubancafe.com. Free. Alright, so you may not be as hyped up about the Heat finals as much as this guy. But that doesn't have to stop you from getting wild and cheering on el Heat! Watch Lebronsito, D-Wade, Bosh, Birdman, Miller, and the rest of the boys butcher the Spurs as you enjoy drink specials and live entertainment at Bongos. Go Heat!
Holly Hunt. With Coke Bust, Awkward Kisser, Suicidal Ritual, and Terrorist. Sunday, June 16, 9 p.m., at Churchill's, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. $5. There's nothing like hardcore rock from Holly Hunt, Coke Bust, and other bands of the ilk to rid you of the Sunday blues.
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