Friday, June 19
*The So Raw Festival starts tonight at 'ISM Gallery in Wynwood, Miami. Individual show tickets are just $10, and a whole weekend pass is just $18. This includes free beer and vodka, people. Do it. Click here for full details.
*Miami New Times' 2008 Best Hip-Hop act, Mayday!, celebrates the release of its new EP tonight at Transit Lounge in Miami. Admission is free! Click here for full details, and click here for a free Mayday! MP3.
*Fridays at the Vagabond in Miami presents Rebel live with a set by DJ PJ. Admission is free before midnight and $5 after. Click here to visit the Vagabond's website.
*Local jazz guitarist Martin Hand plays for free at the 33rd Street Wine Bar in Ft. Lauderdale. Click here for full details.
Saturday, June 20
*The So Raw Festival continues today, with an afternoon show from noon to 4 p.m. at the Upper Eastside Garden, and again at 7 p.m. at 'ISM Gallery, both in Miami. Tickets are $5 for the afternoon show, $10 for the night show, or, if you were smart and bought a weekend pass, already paid for. Again, that includes drinks. Click here for details.
*If you attend So Raw and want to keep the party going, the afterhours celebration happens at Poplife, where JESP will perform at 1 a.m. Your So Raw wristband gets you in for $5. Click here for full details.
*Transit Lounge continues its five-year anniversary celebration with a performance by Miami New Times' 2009 Best Latin Singer, Jean. Admission is free! Click here for full details.
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Sunday, June 21
*If you act fast and RSVP now, admission is free to the Scion-sponsored Trouble & Bass party at Bella Rose, in Miami Beach. Click here for full details.
*Electro-robo-funk producer/remixer/artist Dam-Funk (yes, he's signed to Stonesthrow) performs at the Chocolate Sundays party at Purdy Lounge, Miami Beach. There's never a cover for this party, which is way more boisterous than a Sunday should rightly be. Click here to visit Purdy Lounge's website.
*It's also time for Fete de la Musique, sponsored by the Alliance Francaise and the Rhythm Foundation. Grupo Embalo, Venus Rising, and Lanzallamas Monofonica are just some of the local artists to perform... for free! Click here to visit the Rhythm Foundation's website (hit "schedule" at the top for more details).