Things to Do This Weekend If You're (Almost) Broke

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Rocks Off knows it's hard to have fun without spending money. Trust us, like Bill Clinton, we feel your pain. But we've been combing the club listings and put together a list of shows and other music-related happenings that won't set you back too any more than $10. You can thank us later, because you'll probably see us at least a few of these ourselves.

Friday

Austin twanger Shawn Nelson and his band the Ramblers stop by Cactus Music for a 5:30 p.m. in-store. Free.

Happy Juneteenth, y'all! Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Keith Frank and local blues legends Diunna Greenleaf, Earl Gilliam and I.J. Gosey do it up right at Miller Outdoor Theater.

Former Houston alt-country duo Papermoons brings its haunting tunes back to the Mink for a show with Buxton, Airon Paul Dugas and the Religion. $6.

Modern Touch DJs Cuba Gooding Jr., Johnny Moon, Fredster and Kiyoshi set up shop at Boondocks. Free.

Ten bucks gets you a copy of Chase Hamblin's new A Fine Time EP and into his release show at the Continental Club with Sideshow Tramps. Not bad.

Rudyard's presents an instant hangover with Born Liars, Welfare Mothers and Balaclavas. $7.

Saturday

Several people who have probably never been in the same room before, and probably never will be again - Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Dionne Warwick, Kool Moe Dee, Four Tops singer Abdul "Duke" Fakir and more - will discussed the proposed Performance Rights Act in a town-hall forum at Texas Southern University from 2-4 p.m. Free.

DJ Shortee helps you beat the heat in the Continental Club's backyard - now with added grass! - at the weekly Pachinko matinee (2 p.m.). Free.

The one and only Allen Oldies Band shakes it up at the Big Top, baby. Free.

Pavementesque local indie-rockers Guitars squeeze an early show (7 p.m.) at the Mink with Nervous Habits. $5.

Get ready for Roky Erickson next week at Boondocks' monthly psych-garage night Reverberation. Free.

Former Hacienda Brother Dave Gonzalez and ex-Hollister Mike Barfield make their official Continental Club debut as the Stone River Boys; Miss Leslie & Her Juke Jointers open. $10.

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