On Budget: Free shows

Naive Melodies

California’s Naive Melodies pay tribute to the Talking Heads with a wide selection of the art rockers’ songs at 10 p.m. Saturday at the Hard Rock Cafe, 4455 Paradise Road. The show is free; call 702-693-5000.

Boobie Trap

Get ensnared by female-fronted SoCal pop punk quintet Boobie Trap at 10 p.m. Friday at the Double Down Saloon, 4640 Paradise Road. The show is free; call 702-791-5775.

The Unwieldies

Folk-influenced Vegas rockers The Unwieldies play new songs over two sets at 7 p.m. Friday at Nosh &Swig, 3620 E. Flamingo Road. The show is free; call 702-456-6674.

DJ Mel

DJ Mel has been named “Best Club DJ” five times in the Austin Chronicle’s “Best of Austin Awards,” meaning the guy is almost as big as his native Texas. See him at 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Bond at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The shows are free; call 702-698-7000.

Outta the Black

Stay in the black by spending no dough to see hard-hitting Vegas rockers Outta the Black at 10 p.m. Friday at Count’s Vamp’d, 6750 W. Sahara Ave. The show is free; call 702-220-8849.

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