Broke in NYC? You’re not alone. Check out our guide to this weekend’s best concerts. All $30 and under.

Soulive @ Brooklyn Bowl
$20

Friday, March 14
Tonight marks the second of an eight-night residency for Soulive at Brooklyn Bowl. This is the fifth year in a row that the improvisational rock band will grace the stage in Williamsburg, NY, and as usual they’ve brought some friends. Tonight they’ll be joined by Nigel Hall and The Shady Horns. Get tickets at the door, but get there early!

Houndmouth @ Bowery Ballroom
$23

Friday, March 14
Soulful country crooners Houndmouth are entering the tail-end of a long winter tour, playing tonight at the Bowery Ballroom and tomorrow at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. Since forming in late 2012, the band has already been signed to Rough Trade records, and has toured with the likes of Grace Potter and the Nocturnal and the Alabama Shakes. See what all the buzz is about – get tickets here.

Yarn @ Drom
$18

Friday, March 14
Yarn will take the stage at Drom this evening for a banjo-plucking, finger-licking good time. Despite their southern sound, the five-piece bluegrass band actually hails from Brooklyn, so expect a packed house. The Wallace Brothers will open. Online tickets sold out, so get them at the door.

Parkington Sisters @ Rockwood Music Hall
FREE

Friday, March 14
The first time we saw the Parkington Sisters was in 2008, when they were busking on a busy street corner in Provincetown, Cape Cod. Six years later and they’re bringing their sister act to Rockwood Music Hall, complete with violins and various other stringed instruments (which this list is apparently chock full of). Free entry, but be sure to bring a few dollaz for tips.

Giant Flying Turtles @ Desmond’s Tavern
FREE

Friday, March 14
Pulling influence from Pink Floyd, Rush and Deep Purple, the Giant Flying Turtles are yet another Brooklyn-based band making today’s list. Catch the trio when they perform at Desmond’s Tavern on 30th and Park. And yes – there will be an upright bass there. Free entry.

Soulive, Night 3 @ Brooklyn Bowl
$20

Saturday, March 15
Another night, another Soulive show. We had to list this twice, because technically it’s a completely different concert with different musical guests. And tonight it’s George Porter Jr., The Shady Horns and The London Souls. Limited amount of tickets are available at the door, so get there early.

The Big Mean Sound Machine @ Drom
$10

Saturday, March 15
Perhaps one of the most fitting band names we’ve heard of, The Big Mean Sound Machine is currently on tour with 11 members taking the stage on a nightly basis. Claiming to crank out “the dirtiest, fattest, grooviest beats to keep you moving all night long,” catching a big band like BMSM at a small club like Drom is the perfect way to spend a Saturday night. Get tickets here.

The 2nd Annual Leprechaun’s Ball @ Le Poisson Rouge
$25

Saturday, March 15
Packed with musicians from The New Mastersounds, Trey Anastasio Band, Lettuce, Pimps of Joytime, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe – the 2nd annual Leprechaun Ball, hosted by Equifunk, is a no-brainer. Hosted at Le Poisson Rouge from 1-8pm, get ready to move your a$$ to the sweet sounds of brass. Get tickets here.

Elephant Wrecking Ball @ Rockwood Music Hall
FREE

Sunday, March 16
Hey, it’s the old drummer from Dopapod playing in a jazz trio! Elephant Wrecking Ball is slowly making a name for themselves on the East Coast through the usual tour and festival grind. Catch them at Rockwood this Sunday, free of charge, and most likely catch them at a ton of festivals this summer.

The Internet @ S.O.B.’s
$22

Sunday, March 16
As if the Odd Future crew wasn’t strange enough, label-mates The Internet had to come around with their Michael Jackson-inspired, neo-soul sound to confuse us some more. The even stranger part? They’re actually really good. And the lead singer looks to be about 12 years old. See it for yourself Sunday night at S.O.B.’s. Get tickets here.