On Budget: Free concerts

Home Cookin’

It gets no funkier than when Home Cookin’ & The Afterschool Special Brass Ensemble throw down at 11 p.m. Friday at Backstage Bar & Billiards, 601 Fremont St. The show is free; call 702-382-2227.

Surf’s up

Get treated to more instrumental surf music than any of you deserve when The Mighty Surf Lords team up with Thee Swank Bastards at 10 p.m. Wednesday at the Double Down Saloon, 4640 W. Paradise Road. The show is free; call 702-791-5775.

Sinning with the Sinners

Ever see metal documentary “Decline of Western Civilization II”? Remember the dude pouring booze all over himself in a swimming pool while his mom watched? That was Chris Holmes of W.A.S.P., who, along with bandmate Randy Piper, will join the Sin City Sinners at 10 p.m. Friday at Count’s Vamp’d, 6750 W. Sahara Ave. The show is free; call 702-220-8849.


See if you can match moves with Crykit, a professional dancer as well as a DJ, at 10 p.m. Sunday at Bond at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The show is free; call 702-698-7000.

Hot Club

Dig the gypsy jazz of Hot Club Las Vegas, who perform originals along with favorites from Django Reinhardt, Bireli Lagrene, The Rosenberg Trio and more, at 10:30 p.m. Monday at The Lounge at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. The show is free; call 702-944-3200.

Contact reporter Jason Bracelin at jbracelin@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0476. Follow @JasonBracelin on Twitter.