Come Friday the 13th, freaky shit happens -- party animals turn into blood-sucking vampires, loonies go on the loose and howl at the moon, and people drive around with skulls on their dashboard (or maybe your mind just plays tricks on you.)
At least it's Friday which means you have cheap parties overflowing with booze and music to look forward to.
Just check out the ten best music-related things to do in Miami this weekend.
Maybe this forsaken day isn't so unlucky after all.
See also: Five Best Concerts in Miami This Week
The Thermals. With Beach Day. Friday, December 13, 8 p.m., Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 786-752-6693; grampsbar.com. Free. Watch the "post-pop-punk" crew from Portland rock the stage at Gramps with the "three piece from Hollyweird" that is Beach Day.
Jingle Bell Rock Winter Fest. Friday, December 13, 9 p.m., Tobacco Road, 626 South Miami Ave., Miami; 305-374-1198; tobacco-road.com. Free before 9 p.m., $10 after. The Holidays are a time for beer, rock tunes, and good deeds, much like the holiday shenanigans that go down at the Road's annual winter music fest. Drink up on $2 beer for 102 minutes starting at 6 p.m. and help the Brown Bag Lunch Gang feed and clothe the needy. Party for a cause with live music from 25 bands, dominoes, poker, vendors, and a $100 Santa costume contest. It's like the gift that keeps on giving.
See also: New Times' Concert Calendar
Hallelujah Fridays. With Pretty Girls, Space Between Words, and DJs Lorenzo, Kaos Fernandez, Sweetswirl, and others. Friday, December 13, 10 p.m., The Vagabond, 30 NE 14th St., Miami; 305-379-0508; thevagabondmiami.com. Free before midnight, $5 after. "Every year, billions of bananas go without adequate rock n' roll experiences." Don't be one of those bananas. Get your dose of indie rock at Space Between Word's single release party for "Simon" with power-pop indie rockers, Pretty Girls, and a Quentin Tarantino burlesque show.
Misfits Pre-Party. With the Ms. Fitts, Riot Agents, the Toilets, Angry Pudding, Hot Graves, Generichrist, Nunhex, Reapermanser, Aspartame, and Kunt Knuckles. Friday, December 13, 9 p.m., Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. $7, $5 with Misfits gear. Hot with Fiend fever? Get your pre-Misfits "Scream!" on with the Ms. Fitts, Riot Agents, and other hardcore horror punk fans at Churchill's. Bring your skull-embossed leather jackets and other Misfits gear and party for $5.
Resale Concert Tickets
A Grateful Dead Holiday Dance Party. With Unlimited Devotion. Saturday, December 14, 10 p.m., The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577; thestagemiami.com. Online pre-sale tickets are closed. $10 at the door. Merry Christmas, Deadheads. Get in the holiday spirit with "Scarlet Begonias" and lots of "Money" as the guys of Unlimited Devotion jam to Grateful Dead and Pink Floyd classics. Arrive earlier at 7 p.m. for some "Red Light Lips: Stories About Sex."
Slap & Tickle Bodega. Sluggers' Phantom Fade EP release party. Saturday, December 14, 11 p.m., The Garret at Grand Central, 697 North Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Free. OWSLA has been fairly quiet about the Sluggers ... Maybe it's because their "Turbo Fade," grungy techo beats, and sick bass lines does all the talking for them.
Flashback: Classic House Night. With DJs Mark Brickman, DAN.K, Alan Epps, and Frankie Shakes. Saturday, December 14, 10 p.m., Kill Your Idol, 222 Española Way, Miami Beach; 305-534-1009. Free. Relive the days of big hair and leopard print, floral rompers and Blossom hats, and jellies and Spice Girls all in one night with house tunes from the '80s, '90s, and 2000's.
Rancho Rock'n'Roll'n'Relaxo. Sunday, December 15. Gramps,176 NW 24th St., Miami; 786-752-6693; grampsbar.com. Free. Beer, bocce, and barbecue. Not even in Springfield's hidden Rancho Relaxo would you find a better way to end the weekend.
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Machinist! With Dying Whale, MOIRAE, Hoffa HQ, and others. Sunday, December 15, 9 p.m., Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. $5. Nothin' like a little "fast nasty ... fasty" noise from Machinist!, Dying Whale, and other hardcore bands to help you get past the Sunday blues.
Downtown Full Moon Party. With Reggae Vibes, Marijah Speziale, A-Tribe, and DJ Stingray. Sunday, December 15, 6 p.m., TSL, 167 NW 23th St., Miami; 786-409-2241; tsllounge.com. Free before 9 p.m. for drummers and performers, $5 before 10 p.m., $10 before midnight, $15 after. Bring out your angel wings, poi sticks, hula-hoops, and conga drums, release your inhibitions with Reggae Vibes, Marijah Speziale, A-Tribe, and DJ Stingray, and become one with the moon. Get there earlier at 6 p.m. for free yoga. Namaste.