Stop what you're doing and throw your papers in the air: It's Friday, and you're gonna party!
Before you start making plans on weekend shenanigans that'll leave you scavenging for food till your next paycheck, take a moment to realize that you can immerse yourself in local music and boozy libations without going broke.
Here are the ten best music-related things to do under $10 this weekend.
Hialeah Fest. With Catacomb Crows, Kenny Millions, the Super Fuzz, Boxwood, Humbert, Stop the Presses, the Deadly Blank, Lying Thieves, Electric Piquete, Afrobeta, and others. Friday, October 18, and Saturday, October 19, 9 p.m., Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. $7. Hialeah is more than just fango y factorias. Just take a look at all of the great things that have come from the City of Progress: Grammy-Award winning singer Jon Secada, former New York Yankees player Bucky Dent, a few of your fave local bands like Electric Piquete, and even some of New Times' finest. So join in on the two-day musical bash with musicians who have nothing but love for the city as they celebrate the fine things Hialeah has to offer.
See also: Five Best Concerts in Miami This Week
Black Friday. With Jean Jacket, Phaxas, and DJs Lorenzo, Kaos Fernandez, Linder Smash, Sweetswirl, JJ, Danxiety, and Oswaldus. Friday, October 18, 10 p.m., The Vagabond, 30 NE 14th St., Miami; 305-379-0508; thevagabondmiami.com. "The Jacket..." That must be the secret to Harlowe G. and Steph Taylor's "laid back, retro-futuristic sounds."
See also: New Times' Concert Calendar
Boogie! With Brad Strickland and Basti. Friday, October 18, 11 p.m., Electric Pickle, 2826 North Miami Ave., Miami; 305-456-5613; electricpicklemiami.com. Free entry before 1 a.m., $10 after. Celebrate Brad Strickland's birthday and boogie to the DJ's funky dance beats.
Bachaco. With Ray Liriano and El Zaguan. Saturday, October 19, 10 p.m., PAX, 337 SW 8th St., Miami; 305-640-5847; paxmiami.com. Free. Bachaco will have you "feeling so good, feeling alright" with their cumbia fused with reggae, ska, and roots rock vibes.
Brazilian Vibe. Oktoberfest edition with music by DJ Fabio Soul, samba dancers, capoeira, a Benatti Brazilian Bikini fashion show, and beer and drink specials all night. Saturday, October 19, 9 p.m., TSL, 167 NW 23rd St., Miami; 786-409-2241; tsllounge.com. Tickets cost $8 plus fees via wantickets.com. Do the "Baile Funk," watch some capoeira and samba dancers kick and shimmy their way through the crowd, and admire the flawless Benatti Brazilian Bikini fashion show models. Vai Brasil!
The Big Tasty. With Bento Box. Saturday, October 19, 10 p.m., Tobacco Road, 626 South Miami Ave., Miami; 305-374-1198; tobacco-road.com. $5 after 9 p.m. The Big Tasty's gonna make your "butt wiggle" with their "energetic performances" and rockin' tunes.
Infoe x Ahol Stick-Up Kids Art Show. With Bonnie Riot and Chris Graham. Saturday, October 19, 8 p.m., Kill Your Idol, 222 Española Way, Miami Beach; 305-534-1009. Free. Party for a cause with beats by Chris Graham and art work from Infoe and Ahol to benefit #JusticeForReefa. Stick around for open bar from 10-11 p.m. and listen to Bonnie Riot play their hardcore rock tunes all night.
Igor and the Red Elvises. Sunday, October 20, 9 p.m., Tobacco Road, 626 South Miami Ave., Miami; 305-374-1198; tobacco-road.com. $10. In 1995, Igor Yuzov dreamed "that Elvis Presley came to him and told him to start playing rock n' roll." So, Igor did what any person in his shoes would do: get together with the Red Elvises and start his own "Siberian Surf Rock" band. And in the words of Igor and the Red Elvises, "Let's Get Drunk and Funk!"
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Stone House. With Advaita, Rough Crowd, the Verge, and Atajos. Sunday, October 20, 9 p.m., Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. $5. There's nothing like good 'ol rock from Stone House, Atajos, the Verge, and other bands of the ilk to rid you of the Sunday blues. Rock on!
Rock & Blues Jam. Presented by Bohemian Sundays. Sunday, October 20, 9 p.m., Clandestino Pub, 758 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-397-8946. Free. Here's one thing you can scratch off from that bucket list of yours: starring in your own show. Well, kind of. Tonight is your night where you'll get to jam in front of an audience and live your dream, even if it's just for a split second.