Blink ... Now open your eyes. Just like that, the first month of 2014 has come to an end.
The weekend madness, parties, and wild shenanigans may fly by as quickly as the last 31 days, but the dollar bills in your pocket won't.
Just check out Crossfade's ten best music-related things to do under $10 in the 305.
Telekinetic Walrus & the Pride of Ions. With Millionyoung and Artime. Friday, January 31, 10 p.m., Bardot, 3456 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-576-7750; bardotmiami.com. Free entry with Filmgate wristband. Bring out your metallic capes and get weird with Y Diz, the Time-Zoo Keeper, Parker, Corinne Stevie, Komakozie, Buffalo, Fawn 5000, and Everett Ramey as Telekinetic Walrus & the Pride of Ions take you deep into the future of sound.
See also: Five Best Concerts in Miami This Week
Eagle Chief's Fifth Anniversary Party. With Deaf Poets, Las Tias, and Astrokats. Friday, January 31, 9 p.m., Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. $5. The Eagle Chief (formerly Arboles Libres) has officially landed. Celebrate five years since the band's arrival with other local indie rock faves Deaf Poets, Las Tias, and Astrokats at Churchill's. Here's to five more, guys.
See also: New Times' Concert Calendar
Pirate Stereo & Friends. Friday, January 31, 10 p.m., Patpong Road, 1661 Meridian Ave., Miami Beach; 305-763-8147; facebook.com/PatpongRoad. Free. Enter the red light district of Patpong Road and "dance until you feel alright" with Pirate Stereo at the launch of the club's weekly Friday night party.
Lost in Paradise Pool Party. With Mar-C, Laura of Miami, Hillary Warner, and Uchi and Khadija. Saturday, February 1, 3-11 p.m., Finnegan's on the River, 401 SW 3rd Ave.,
Miami; 305-285-3030; finnegansriver.com. Cover is $10 before 5 p.m., and $20 after, so get there early. Make waves with up-and-coming Mexican DJ Mar-C and other local female head spinners at Lost in Paradise's pool party launch. Proceeds benefit Parties 4 Peace, "a New York-based non-profit that raises funds for various global charitable causes via the electronic dance music scene." Now that's what you call girl power.
Florida Metal Showcase. With Apocalyptic Assault, As the World Weeps, the Killing Hours, Abdomen Canvas, Dissever, Silenmara, and Murder In Motion. Saturday, February 1, 8 p.m., Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. $10. Get your scream on with Apocalyptic Assault, As the World Weeps, the Killing Hours, Silenmara, and other hardcore bands of the ilk at the Florida Metal Showcase. Rock out, man, rock out.
The Hooten Hallers. With Los Bastardos Magnificos. Saturday, February 1, 11 p.m., Will Call, 700 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-577-5900; willcallmiami.com. Free. The Hooten Hallers reckon they're "a lost group of time-traveling extraterrestrials from places unknown to humanity, from a planet where rock n' roll isn't dead." Guess that must be where they get their deep, soulful, hillbilly soul from.
S&T Bodega: Mixpak Album Release Party. With Jubilee, Gooddroid, and Santiago Caballero. Saturday, February 1, 11 p.m., The Garret at Grand Central, 697 North Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Free. Get your booty poppin' with Jubilee's "Miami to Brooklyn" bass beats at the Mixpak album release party.
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Backyard Boogie: Super Bowl Sunday Edition. Sunday, February 2, 3-11 p.m., Wood Tavern, 2531 NW 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-748-2828; woodtavernmiami.com. Free. Free chicken wings and hot dogs, $5 Jack Daniels and Jack Honey, and an 80-inch flat screen TV where you'll get to watch the best teams in the NFL fight for victory ... It's like we all win.
Super Bowl XLVIII Pig Roast. Sunday, February 2, 5 p.m., Blackbird Ordinary, 729 SW 1st Ave., Miami; 305-671-3307; blackbirdordinary.com. Free. Whether you root for the Denver Broncos or Seattle Seahawks, or just wanna see Bruno Mars and the RHCP perform during halftime, there's free lechón for everyone. Ellie's Brown Ale and Spring 44 Old Fashioned's, however, those are for you Bronco fans. Pyramid Hefeweizen and espresso martinis? Only the fairest of Seahawks may drink of this.
SunDaze. With DJs Brian Perez, Sir Dylan Duke, and Fernandito. Sunday, February 2, 8 p.m., Kill Your Idol, 222 Española Way, Miami Beach; 305-534-1009. Free. Celebrate Super Bowl victory (or defeat) with some deep house uhntz-uhntz from DJs Brian Perez, Sir Dylan Duke, and Fernandito.