The Cure pretty much summed up how we all feel about the work week with their 1992 hit "Friday, I'm In Love."
"Monday's blue. Tuesday's grey and Wednesday too. Thursday [we] don't care about you. It's Friday, [we're] in love" with the cheap parties, boozy libations, and great music you bring us all for less than a Hamilton.
Here are the ten best music-related things to do under $10 in the 305 this weekend.
HaHo Double Shot. With Purple Sun, the Nude Cap, the Midnight Kahuna, No Traffik, Brain Fart, BAttle Funkk, StonedWhiteElephant, 2Three7, Just- This Crew, NoEmotion GoldMask, $hade Jackson, Unpollo, Tone, Traumatize, Turk the Terrorbull, and Rabbid. Friday, August 23, 8 p.m., Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. Free. You wanna rock. No, you wanna jam to hip-hop. Screw it, you want both. Head over to Churchill's for a double shot with Purple Haze, the Nude Cap, and other rockin' bands on the inside stage, and BAttle Funkk, $hade Jackson, and other local rappers in the back patio.
The Dewars. With Mikey R. and Benton G. Friday, August 23, 10 p.m., Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 786-752-6693; grampsbar.com. Free. They may call themselves "an oddity in the purest sense," but "what ever happens tonight, [they] want to let you know, it's all apart of the show." So go ahead, let loose and get weird with the "adult singalongs" of the Dewars.
Chico Mann. With Afrobeta, Laura of Miami, and Patrick Walsh. Friday, August 23, 10 p.m., at Will Call, 700 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-577-5900; willcallmiami.com. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via eventbrite.com. Lose yourself with Chico Mann's soulful "Magic Touch" of "classic machine drums, catchy synth lines, funky guitar chops, thumping bass, and party-ready female vocals."
Tribe. A Night of Deep Tribal Beats with David Solero, Vinicio Rotelli, Brad Strickland, Ryan Evans, Carmel Orphir, and DJ Wasabi. Saturday, August 24, 10 p.m., the Vagabond, 30 NE 14th St., Miami; 305-379-0508; thevagabondmiami.com. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via residentadvisor.com. Your tribal roots are calling you... Answer them with some drum n' bass beats from David Solero and Vinvio Rotelli.
Ska Throwdown. With Stop the Presses, Electric Piquete, and the Big Tasty. Saturday, August 24, 9 p.m., the Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577; thestagemiami.com. $10 after 11 p.m. Stop the Presses, Electric Piquete, and the Big Tasty are gonna burn up the Stage with the biggest (and by biggest, we mean the only) ska/Latin/funk throw down in the 305. Blue Moon drafts for $5 and grub from Latin Burger Food Truck will keep you going all night.
His & Hers. With Bit Funk, Pirate Stereo, Aramis Lorie, and Ray Milian. Saturday, August 24, 11 p.m., the Garret at Grand Central, 697 North Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via ticketfly.com. You better put on your dancing shoes cause Bit Funk's bringing his "synth disco" to the Garret. Need some juice to get you going? Free Beck's Sapphire from 11 p.m. to midnight should do the trick.
Justin Miller. With Happy Accidents and Andrew Ward. Saturday, August 24, 10 p.m., Bardot, 3456 North Miami Ave., Miami; 305-576-7750; bardotmiami.com. Justin Miller wants to "hypnotize" you with his "classically cool" mixed with "always-cool and brand new... techno, deep house, and disco" beats.
Chocolate Sundays: Good Old Fashion Miami Style Booty Contest. With Computer Jay. Sunday, August 25, 10 p.m., Purdy Lounge, 1811 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach; 305-531-4622; purdylounge.com. Free. How hard can you shake dat ass? Find out at Purdy's drizzy Chocolate Sunday while Computer Jay does his musical thang on the "rapping, talking supercomputer" he created.
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Seven Kingdoms. With Paralysys, the Killing Hours, Venomous Faith, and Dark Legacy. Sunday, August 25, 7 p.m., Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. $8. "Break the chains of misery" and unleash the power of metal with Seven Kingdoms, Paralysys, the Killing Hours and other hardcore rockers.
Jazz Night. With Solstice. Sunday, August 25, 8 p.m., the Hoxton, 1111 SW 1st Ave., Miami; 305-677-8466; hoxtonmiami.com. Free. Sit back, grab a drink, and relax to the jazzy vibes of Solstice.