When you're living on a budget, weekends can get, well, complicated.
You wanna party with your (better-off) friends at one of SoBe's star-studded nightclubs, but there's one minor detail standing in the way ... You're broke.
Before you start making plans to watch weird cult movies all night while laying on the sofa with your birthday suit on, know that there's still plenty of cheap fun out there.
Check the cut for the ten best music-related things to do under $10 in the 305 this weekend.
Rebel. With DJs Mikey R. and Benton G. Friday, August 2, 10 p.m., at Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 786-752-6693; grampsbar.com. Free. Hey you rebel without a cause, you might wanna slow your roll there... or Rebel will sound their "Warning Sirens" at you. Just be sure to arrive at Gramps earlier from 6-9 p.m. for $2 Budweiser, Tecate, and Miller High Life, and $2 off everything else. Go ahead, feel the rush.
"Locals Do It Better." With Basti, Baez, Jeremy Ismael, and Andrew Ward. Friday, August 2, 10 p.m., at the Electric Pickle, 2826 North Miami Ave., Miami; 305-456-5613; electricpicklemiami.com. Free before midnight. When you party with the 305's finest beat-bangers, there's no denying that "locals do it better."
Orbweaver Album Release Party. With Shroud Eater, Holly Hunt, Hollow Leg, and the Tunnel. Friday, August 2, 9 p.m., at Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. $5.
Orbweaver The "Miami mind erasers" will be "taking you on a journey through modulating realities" as they celebrate the release of their latest album, Strange Transmissions From the Neuralnomicon. May the screams be with you.
Unlimited Devotion. With Sigmund Floyd. Saturday, August 3, 9 p.m., at the Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577; thestagemiami.com. $10. Pink Floyd took us to The Dark Side Of the Moon. The Grateful Dead showed us real American Beauty. Although these legends may be no more, their music lives on in Miami with Sigmund Floyd and Unlimited Devotion. This weekend, the Pink Floyd and Grateful Dead music junkies will be throwing a mega bash celebrating Jerry Garcia's birthday and 40 years of one of Pink Floyd's best selling albums. Rock on.
Queen Beef. With the Mold and Las Tias. Saturday, August 3, 9 p.m., at Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 786-752-6693; grampsbar.com. Free. Think you can handle the Queen Beef of St. Augustine's best gay garage band? Well, they dare you to take a bite of their "hot, fresh, and ready to order" hits.
The Wholetones. With DJ Haitian Hillbilly. Saturday, August 3, 10 p.m., at Will Call, 700 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-577-9500; willcallmiami.com. Free. When was the last time you got in touch with your Southern roots? Maybe the Wholetones' folky, bluegrass, banjo-infused beats will help you revisit them.
Day Music Died. With Problem Kids. Saturday, August 3, 11 p.m., at Bougainvillea's Old Florida Tavern, 7221 SW 58th Ave., Miami; 305-669-8577; bougiesbar.com. Free. It's kinda hard to ignore the Elephant In the Room. Especially if it's the rockin' tunes of Miami's Best Unknown Band.
Thirty One Years of Iko-Iko. With Nicole Yarling and Jimmy Daniel. Saturday, August 3, 10 p.m., at Tobacco Road, 626 South Miami Ave., Miami; 305-374-1198; tobacco-road.com. Free. Iko-Iko has been bringing the "swampadelic" funk to the Magic City for more than 30 years. And although they went Hollywood on us in Cape Fear, Contact, and in the original production of Jimmy Buffett's Don't Stop the Carnival, they remained rooted in their "Dearest Darling," the 305.
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Sasha Carassi. With Ludé and the Burner Brothers. Sunday, August 4, 10 p.m., at Treehouse, 323 23rd St., Miami Beach; 305-614-4478; treehousemiami.com. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via residentadvisor.com. It may be Sunday night but hey, it's still the weekend. So crank up the fist-pumping action with some serious techno from Sasha Carassi.
White Rabbit Society. With DJ Kumi. Sunday, August 4, 8 p.m., at the Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577; thestagemiami.com. $10. Get your creative juices flowing with the "artists, creators, eclectic personalities, and lovers of good music" at the Stage and see "how deep the rabbit hole really goes."