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

Rubblebucket @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
FREE

Friday, March 28
Fronted by the dreamy and saxophone-wielding Kalmia Travers, Rubblebucket is a force to be reckoned with on the music scene. They’ve slowly transformed from powerhouse jazz to more etherial sounds, but are still just as great. See them for FREE at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar. RSVP here.

I Am The Avalanche @ Webster Hall
$13

Friday, March 28
Under the big umbrella of pop-rock music spawned by Green Day and Blink 182, I Am the Avalanche definitely veers more toward the rock side. Not the most original music you’ll ever hear, but certainly worth pogo-dancing to. Tonight’s show is in celebration of their album release, so be sure to get your ticket now.

…And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
$20

Friday, March 28
…And you will know them by their obnoxiously long band name. Twenty years in and this hardcore band from Austin is still at it. (They’re also playing on Saturday at Bowery Ballroom.) Get tickets here.

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart @ Rough Trade NYC
$15

Friday, March 28
One of the rare indie bands that have managed to maintain a healthy level of buzz without overexposure (see: every other band on Brooklyn Vegan). Check out their particular brand of noise pop at Rough Trade this evening. Get tickets here.

Start Making Sense @ Brooklyn Bowl
$10

Friday, March 28
It’s the best Talking Heads cover band at the best venue in New York City. And it’s only $10. Click here for tickets.

Darwin Deez @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
FREE

Saturday, March 29
Check out Darwin Deez at the Saturday edition of Brooklyn Night Bazaar. Again – completely free, unless you want to pay for the myriad of food and drink vendors that will be on-site. And table tennis. In other words, bring a few dollaz. RSVP here.

Mates of State @ Joe’s Pub
$25

Saturday, March 29
Mates of State don’t get as much credit as they deserve: since 1997 they’ve been putting out solid pop music and touring with big names like Death Cab for Cutie, Jimmy Eat World and Spoon. They even acted as the traveling house band for This American Life, and their music has been featured in countless TV shows and films. Plus, the two members are married, which is just adorable. See them at Joe’s Pub on Saturday.

Switchfoot @ Terminal 5
$25

Saturday, March 29
When I hear “Switchfoot,” I think: “Christian rock band prominently feature in the Nicholas Sparks’ masterpiece, A Walk to Remember.” And that’s enough for me. Get tickets to their T5 show here.

Via Audio @ Glasslands Gallery
$10

Sunday, March 30
Join Via Audio – another amazing yet relatively under-the-radar indie-pop band – for their album release party. Held at Glasslands Gallery, the self-released album, Natural Language, marks the band’s third full-length since forming in 2002. Get tickets here.

The Ataris @ Irving Plaza
$20

Sunday, March 30
If you were in middle school at any point from 2000 – 2005, you probably loved The Ataris. If you spend all year counting down the days until Vans Warped Tour, you probably still love The Ataris. And if you’ve ever screamed along to their epic cover of Don Henley “Boys of Summer” well, then, you should probably shell out the $20 and go to this show. Get tickets here.