All those Holiday bills may be creeping up on you by now, but that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice your weekend by sitting on your couch, watching reruns of Everybody Loves Raymond, and eating scraps of cheese all the way through Sunday.
We've got you covered with cheap parties, music, and booze that'll cost you close to nothing.
Here are the ten best music-related things to do under $10 in Miami this weekend.
The Lovers Key. With Rebel and DJs Lorenzo, Kaos Fernandez, Linder Smash, Sweetswirl, and others. Friday, January 10, 10 p.m., The Vagabond, 30 NE 14th St., Miami; 305-379-0508; thevagabondmiami.com. Free before midnight, $5 after. With Maco Monthervil's soulful voice and Christopher Moll's "rough-and-tumble vintage fuzz guitar," Friday night with the Lovers Key is alright with us.
See also: Five Best Concerts in Miami This Week
Jahfe. With Strangewayz and Artime. Friday, January 10, 10 p.m., Bardot, 3456 North Miami Ave., Miami; 305-576-7750; bardotmiami.com. Jam out with Jahfe and let the "good vibes" and good times" roll.
See also: New Times' Concert Calendar
Peachfuzz. With DZA. Friday, January 10, 11 p.m., The Garret at Grand Central, 697 North Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Free. Double-cross vodka mixers on the house for the ladies from 11 p.m.-midnight, $5 drink specials all night, old-school tunes by DZA, and no cover: Sounds like our kind of party.
Electric City Fest. Presented by SAE institute. Music by Afrobeta, Millionyoung, Eons, Panic Bomber, Jean Jacket, Red Channels, Dream Shore, Cog Nomen, and DJs Dude Skywalker, Ray Milian, Phaxas, and Playsuit. Saturday, January 11, 3-11 p.m., Villa 221, 221 NE 17th St., Miami; 305-416-5280; villa221.com. Free. Sometimes great things happen in the Magic City, like when some of the 305's very best indie and electronica artists including Afrobeta, Millionyoung, and Eons, get together to put on a free outdoor show for us music junkies. Gotta love Miami.
Twelve Nights of Electronic Music and Art. With Natacha Diels and Bryan Jacobs. Saturday, January 11, 8 p.m., Harold Golen Gallery, 2294 NW 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-989-3359. $7, free with student ID. We're all a little weird, and sometimes you just gotta look around with a set of nystagmus eyes and embrace your unique character, like Columbia University alums Natacha Diels and Bryan Jacobs. Watch the pair perform experimental solo, duo instrument, and vocal works of Big Apple composers Jessie Marino, Andrew Greenwald, and even Jacobs' own.
An Ultimate Ska Town Party. With Askultura, Stop the Presses, Control This!, the Duppies, the Snails, and DJ Rudeboi Shuffle. Saturday, January 11, 9 p.m., Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. $8. Askultura's on a mission to "spread the Asku gospel of positive, uplifting, and party-minded elements to all curves of the globe." With the skatastic vibes of Stop the Presses, the Duppies, and the other skanks at Churchill's Ultimate Ska Town Party, we're pretty sure they'll get their message across.
See also: Florida's Ten Best Ska Bands of All Time
Spam Allstars. With Odas. Saturday, January 11, 9 p.m., The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577; thestagemiami.com. Free for ladies till midnight, $10 for dudes. Prepárate for una tremenda descarga with the electrodomésticos Spam Allstars.
Black Sheep Society. With DJs Danny Bled and DJ Essential6. Saturday, January 11, 11 p.m., Moonchine Asian Bistro, 7100 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-759-3999; moonchine.com. Free. Unleash your inner beast at the fetish-friendly Black Sheep Society with music by DJs Danny Bled and Essentail6, and 2-for-1 Stoli drinks from 11 p.m.-midnight.
Speed Drag. Sunday, January 12, 4 p.m., Blackbird Ordinary, 729 SW 1st Ave., Miami; 305-671-3307; blackbirdordinary.com. Free. Get your Speed Rack juices flowing at Speed Drag, the male-gone-drag version of the female bartending competition to raise money for breast cancer research. May the best wo(man) win.
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Slumday. With Golden San, Dusthead, Phantasman, No Sleep, RetroFletcha, and Jen Urban & the Box. Sunday, January 12, 10 p.m., Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. $5. There's nothing wrong with a little hip-hop from Golden San and Phantasman on a Sunday night. Because "let's face it, we're ghetto."