With another weekend here, it’s time to get out and about — and if you read our earlier post, you know we already recommend the Strangeways zine party tonight at Lester’s. Obviously, that’s not the only thing going on, so here’s another quick selection of picks for inexpensive (under $10) events around town.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 18
Fridays Reloaded @ the Vagabond
We’re all about venues trying something new, and the Vagabond is taking its long-running Friday night and switching things up. Starting tonight, the main room is moving strictly to dance sounds — mainly deep house, a subgenre practically extinct in the city. The bar room sticks with indie rock and the like, but the patio also gets a change-up with a mod, soul, and garage soundtrack. Try it and see if you like it.
Doors open 10 p.m. at the Vagabond, 30 NE 13th St., Miami. Admission is free before 11 p.m., $5 after; age 21 and up. Call 305-379-0508, or visit thevagabondmiami.com
Endo returns @ Churchill’s Pub
Here’s something for people interested in, or who survived, the Miami rock scene’s recent past. Back in the nu metal days, Endo was South Florida’s big hope for breakout success. They scored a major-label deal and a couple of big tour before imploding, as it tends to go with these almost-was stories. “Nu metal,” yeah, yuck, but Endo was never quite so knuckle-dragging, with an artsier bent. The band is back together (does this signal a nu metal revival?) and playing, yes, Churchill’s tonight.
With Tusk, Los Imigrantes, Mindyou, and Turboretardo. 8 p.m. at Churchill’s Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami. Admission is $5; age 18 and up. Call 305-757-1807, or visit churchillspub.com
Studio120 presents EOS, the Kinected, and the Out of Hand Band @ Tobacco Road
Now this is interesting — we truly have no idea who these bands are, which is the concept of this entire event and the web site sponsoring it. Studio120.org is a new project based here in Miami whose m.o. is taking truly unknown bands and putting on showcases. Simple, obvious concept, but considering how hard it can be for new acts to break into the local circuit without connections, maybe this will help some people. Also, if you’re truly broke, you can sign up for their e-mail list for a chance to win some free beer at the show.
9 p.m. at Tobacco Road, 626 S. Miami Ave., Miami. Admission is $5; age 21 and up. Call 305-374-1198, or visit tobacco-road.com
Pulse @ the New World Symphony
Sorry, this isn’t $10 or less so we’re including it as a bonus sixth addition — we wrote about this event last week. But, in a nutshell, it’s a night that brings club kids to the New World Symphony building and marries club music with classical. Click here to read our original post about it.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 19
Afrobeta @ Treehouse
Treehouse has always been a sort of outlier club on the beach — a place dedicated to actual music and not a lot of nonsense. (It’s also somewhat off the main strip, so that helps.) Most of the nights have been dedicated to techno and pure dance music, but the venue branches out a little tonight with a show by Afrobeta. Check ‘em out somewhere other than downtown and see how they rock a pure dance club.
11 p.m. at Treehouse, 323 23rd St., Miami. Admission is $10; age 21 and up. Call 305-614-4478, or visit treehousemiami.com
For Your Pleasure @ Gramps
Tusk at the Garrett is over, because the whole crowd and set of DJs has basically moved over to Gramps. This Saturday starts the beginning of a more-or-less permanent weekly there dubbed For Your Pleasure, which is all rock and roll in the front room, and whatever goes in the back room. Gabriel from Jacuzzi Boys (i.e. DJ “Tet De Vac”) always comes correct with the bubblegum, glam, and garage goodness. No B.S. here.
10 p.m. at Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami. Admission is free; age 21 and up. Call 305-75BOOZE, or visit facebook.com/grampsmiami
SUNDAY, JANUARY 20
Splatter-Rama @ Cinema Paradiso
It’s time for another installment of this ongoing celebration of schlock horror cinema, with a grown-up slate of fun stuff for adults across the evening. Yes, like always, that means there’s a full bar that serves throughout the two movies, Demons and Ilsa — She Wolf of the SS. The latter might be the closest thing to a feminist horror flick they’ve shown so far, Splatter-Rama organizers say, since it’s full of bloody revenge by the title character. Between movies there’s live music by Beach Day, and a handful of food trucks also serve throughout the night — with multiple veggie options.
Doors open at 7 p.m., movies start at 8 p.m. at Cinema Paradiso, 503 SE 6th St., Fort Lauderdale. Admission is $10; age 21 and up. Call 954-525-3456, or visit fliff.com