Like the Easybeats, tonight you're gonna have fun in the city and you're gonna lose your head... It's Friday!
Before you make plans to get buck wild with Lil Jon at LIV, know that you could still get your "Drink" on and "Get Low" without leaving a huge hole in your pocket.
Check the cut for the ten best music-related things to do under $10 in Miami this weekend, from jamming to the Funky Nuggets' psychedelic rock to fist-pumping with UnoMas (MIA) at Treehouse.
DWNTWN Miami Concert Series. With Conjunto Progreso and Palo! Friday, August 9, 8 p.m., at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, 174 E. Flagler St., Miami; 305-372-0925; gusmancenter.org. Free. You might wanna check yourself... Because Conjunto Progreso's Grammy-nominated "Candela" will leave you caliente with salsa fever.
The Funky Nuggets. Friday, August 9, 10 p.m., at Tobacco Road, 626 South Miami Ave., Miami; 305-374-1198; tobacco-road.com. Free entry before 9 p.m. Get your "Happy Dance" on with the psychedelic rock vibes of these little Funky Nuggets.
Fridays: Reloaded. With DJs Grace Jones, Sweetswirl, and others. Friday, August 9, 10 p.m., at the Vagabond, 30 NE 14th St., Miami; 305-379-0508; thevagabondmiami.com. It's Friday night. That means it's time for you to reload your weekend funk with the groovy tunes of Grace Jones and Sweetswirl, $1 Rolling Rock and $5 vodka cocktails til midnight, and $3 Rolling Rock and $5 RR&J (that's Rolling Rock and a shot of Jack, Jäger, or Jameson) all night.
The Resolvers. Saturday, August 10, at Will Call, 700 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-577-5900; willcallmiami.com. Free. It's Big Band Reggae time! Or as the Resolvers vividly describe it in their bio, an explosion of "classic Jamaican roots" fused with "lively New Orleans stylings." Yeah mon.
Art Walk Afterparty. With Rebel, the Grey 8's, Casual Creatures, Soxx, Candace Myer, Pages and Kinetics, Komakozie, Seizure Machine, and Seven D!. Saturday, August 10, 9 p.m., at Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. You're a rebel without a cause who "wants to be free." So go ahead, live life on the edge and start a "Stampede..." Because you do what you want.
Electric Piquete. Saturday, August 10, 10 p.m., at Tobacco Road, 626 South Miami Ave., Miami; 305-374-1198; tobacco-road.com. $5. They started from the bottom (the "gritty Miami suburb of Hialeah" to be exact), now they here, tearin' up stages across the 305 with their jazzy descargas.
His & Hers. With Gooddroid, Aramis Lorie, and Ray Milian. Saturday, August 10, 11 p.m., at the Garret at Grand Central, 697 North Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Free. Let loose with the beats of Gooddroid, cult movie selections, and free Beck's Sapphire from 11 p.m. to midnight for the ladies. Refuel with $5 His & Hers cocktails and $8 PBR and Jameson and Beck's Sapphire and SoCo throughout the night.
Churchill's T-Shirt Swap Meet. With Mr. Entertainment and the Pookiesmackers. Afterparty with sets by Sandratz and DJ Skidmark. Sunday, August 11, 6-11 p.m., at Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. Free. Alright, so you're not a rock star. Don't worry, neither are we. But maybe if you snagged a Rat Bastard tee or an original Frank Zappa tour cotton top from Churchill's T-Shirt Swap Meet, you may start to think you're a musician and catch yourself doing things like air banding in public, or joining Mr. Entertainment and the Pookiesmackers on stage.
UnoMas (MIA). With Allan Gallego and Mareis. Sunday, August 11, 11 p.m., at Treehouse, 323 23rd St., Miami Beach; 305-614-4478; treehousemiami.com. Ladies get in free all night. Gentlemen, you can snag a ticket for $10 plus fees via residentadvisor.com. Fist-pump your way into Monday morning with the uhntz-uhntz beats of UnoMas (MIA) and welcome the work week with the like-minded beat bangers at Treehouse.
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The Midtown, Get Down. With music by DJs Self Born and Heron. Sunday, August 11, 2-7 p.m., at the Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577; thestagemiami.com. Free. Sundays were made for barbecues, beer, and beats. So come out and Get Down with charcoaled goodness, two for $5 PBRs, and music by DJs Self Born and Heron.