Join us at Sweat Saturday, Dec. 7th from 7-10pm for A Storm In Heaven featuring the art of Kelly Keith, Paul Leroy, and Juan Montoya! There will also be special music performance by Alvaro Palomino and Angela M. Fernandez, plus complimentary cocktails for those of age. This show is for one night only, so don’t miss your chance to see some fantastic art!
Juan Montoya Paul Leroy
The 5th Annual Moksha Art Fair is underway at 7th Circuit Studios thanks to our friends at the Moksha Family Arts Collective! I feel this visionary art extravaganza get better every year, and I can’t wait for another enlightening experience. It officially opened yesterday with lectures, panel discussions, book readings, film screenings and an open gallery every day from 12-6pm. Sweat is selling tickets for Saturday’s main event featuring the likes of Eskmo and Random Rab (rest of the incredible lineup on the flyer below) for only $40, so stop by and pick yours up to save money at the door!
The 5th Annual Moksha Art Fair “Return to the Dreamtime” refers to Aboriginal mythology that aligns consciousness and communal connections through plants, animals, locations and certain tribal rituals. This year we are honored to welcome back Alex Grey, Allyson Grey, Mark Henson, Randal Roberts and other national and international artists for exclusive exhibits, panel discussions and live painting. In addition, we will feature a tribute to Terence McKenna and the 20th Anniversary of his ground-breaking presentation of Alien Dreamtime.
The Moksha Art Fair is a nexus for local and international visionary artists, collectors and admirers to explore the inner dimensions of creativity through art and music. The term “Moksha” translates to “liberation” and “enlightenment”. The Moksha Family Arts Collective is comprised of established and emerging artists, musicians, performers and technicians. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to share in the experience and be part of the magic!
This week there’s some art thing happening? Either way, music fans rejoice because the seriously awesome LOOK ALIVE FEST goes down this Friday and Saturday at Churchill’s and Gramps, respectively!
Night #1 is only $10 and night #2 is free before 10pm when you RSVP via this link. There are bands from all over including Detroit noise behemoths Wolf Eyes (Sub Pop), Houston psych freaks Indian Jewelry (known for their “vision music and seizure-inducing stage show”), and lots of great locals. Support this rad new festival!
Tonight we welcome a special Sunday night performance from improvisational drummer CHRIS CORSANO! He’s recorded and performed with the likes of Björk, Thurston Moore, Nels Cline, Six Organs Of Admittance, Jim O’Rourke, Jandek, Bill Orcutt and more. The night will also feature sets by RAT BASTARD & KENNY MILLIONS, and CHRIS DONALDSON. This all-ages show starts at 9PM. It’s a free, but donations are encouraged to support the touring artist.
This event means that Sweat will be open way longer than our usual 5pm Sunday closing time, which gives you bonus time to take advantage of our continued Black Friday sales! We still have a bunch of the Record Store Day exclusives, 3-for-$1 records, 5-for-$10 clearance CDs, and every purchase receives one of our brand new limited Sweat x Peaches stickers. Thanks for continuing to support your local small business!
(Currently listening to Vision Song Suite by Laraaji on Spotify)
With Black Friday (and Small Business Saturday) only a few days away, I would imagine your holiday shopping process is something akin to dunking your head in a bucket of water and screaming…
But, hey, guess what?! If you’re shopping for an audiophile, Sweat Records has got (brace yourself) the perfect gifts. And I really stand by that statement.
LSTN headphones are made of recycled guitar, banjo, and violin wood, so each and every headphone in their entire product line are instantly unique pieces of “art” with a variety colors to choose from. That means that these headphones RESONATE, and they resonate profoundly, because some of the proceeds go to the Starkey Hearing Foundation. So by purchasing these for a loved one, your enabling them to listen to music like they never have heard before whilst supporting a foundation that works towards helping people hear again, period.
Grados have arrived to Sweat! I first heard about them an interview with the psychedelic drone band, Belong. I was thrilled to learn that these amazing cans are built here in the United States by a family in Brooklyn. The packaging looks cheap and the box is lightweight, but by no means does this denote a lack in quality. They are like small speakers perfectly calibrated for your ears. When you listen to music on Grados, you start to note a difference in quality compared to other over-ear/on-the-ear headphones. Grados unpack more sound out of your vinyl, mp3 player, etc. because of their magnificent soundstage. Best part is that they’re made in America. U S A ! U S A ! U S A !
If you’re going to bother listening, get your money’s worth, and hear everything. So come get the best headphones in Miami and give back like you’ve never given back before!
This article was an audio dictation by Edward Adames, with transcription and further editing by Matt Preira.
New York, London, São Paolo, Milan, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Sydney, Copenhagen, Bogotá, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Nairobi, Paris, Berlin, Montrèal, Tel Aviv, Austin, Warsaw, Barcelona and finally . . . Miami!
You are invited to join us for the launch of SLIDELUCK Miami. What is this we are talking about? We are talking about a slideshow and we are talking about a potluck dinner. Slideluck (http://slideluck.com) is a NYC-based non-profit organization dedicated to building and strengthening community through food and art by producing multimedia slideshows combined with potluck dinners in over 75 cities worldwide. On Sunday, December 15th, Slideluck debuts in Miami as part of Brooklyn Brewery’s MASH festival.
Sunday * December 15th * 2013
6pm Potluck * 8pm Slideshow * 10pm Afterparty
Gramps * 176 NW 24th St. * Wynwood
Submit your work to SLIDELUCK Miami! The slideshow will feature 25 emerging and established Miami photographers and artists. Photojournalists, painters, fashion and fine-art photographers all present work alongside one another in a relaxed and spirited atmosphere. We are currently seeking cohesive, creative, and thought-provoking submissions for consideration! Past Slideluck contributors include: Chuck Close, Shepard Fairey, Elliott Erwitt, Inez and Vinoodh, JR, Spencer Tunick, Edward Burtynsky, Alex Prager, Gregory Crewdson, Lauren Greenfield, Nadav Kander and many others.
The curatorial board for this show is:
Silvia Barisione, Curator, The Wolfsonian-FIU
Meaghan Kent, Director and Chief Curator of SITE95
Giselle Devera, Co-founder and Director of Gallery I/D
Odalis Valdivieso, Visual Artist
Antonia Wright, Visual Artist
Chelsea Guerdat, Producer
The submissions deadline is December 1st and more information can be found here: http://slideluck.com/miami-call-for-submissions
We look forward to breaking bread with you and seeing some amazing artwork after the madness of Art Basel subsides! Artists, get your work in by December 1st and feel free to spread the good word!
Come out to Sweat Records and support local business this Black Friday!
We’re opening at 9am sharp and stocking tons of the exclusive Black Friday releases. The full list is here: http://www.recordstoreday.com/SpecialReleases
Like on RSD, anyone waiting in line before 8:30am will get to “call” ONE pick, which we’ll reserve for you. We’ll have free vegan egg nog and homemade cookies for those in line as well!
More sale goodness:
* Used LPs 10% off
* 3-for-$1 records table
* 5-for-$10 clearance CD table
* giveaways on toys, CDs, and merch
* every purchase will receive one of our brand new limited Sweat x Peaches stickers!
And of course there’s our year-round Customer Loyalty Cards which earn you FREE records!
Live performance by indie folk duo The Bow And Ties at 7pm!
Complimentary Stolen Coffee & Cigarettes Spiced Rum drinks while they last!
The sales continue through the weekend. On Saturday we’ll also have Sweat staff and customers take over the decks for vinyl sets (we have a few slots left so message us or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested). DJ schedule posted soon!
BLACK FRIDAY WEEKEND HOURS:
9am to 10pm Friday
Noon to 10pm Saturday
Noon to 5pm Sunday
We really hope to see you and thank you in advance for supporting your local record stores and small businesses this holiday season.
The other night I was watching the new Marc Maron stand-up special, Thinky Pain, where he does this great bit about the vinyl resurgence. He goes from talking about coveting Jack White’s wall of $14k tube phono amps to his experience trying to get back into buying records after a very long hiatus. One day, using his hung-over girlfriend’s need for a breakfast burrito as an excuse to hit up a record store (conveniently located next to a Mexican restaurant), he fulfills a very desperate need for Captain Beefheart with a copy of Safe As Milk. I don’t want to spoil the whole bit, but hey, we’ve got a sweet copy of Safe As Milk if you too need to quench that thirst for Beefheart. Lots of other great classics in this week as well, so check the full list below.
Captian Beefheart – Safe As Milk LP (180g Mono Edition):
“Captain Beefheart’s 1967 debut album Safe As Milk introduced the world to a one-of-a-kind visionary whose unique output had no precedent in contemporary music. Beefheart, aka Don Van Vliet, filtered the raw influence of the blues and R&B through his own singular musical sensibility and left-field lyrical wordplay, and surrounded himself with some of the most talented and inventive young musicians around. The result was an album that, even in the heady year in which it was released, sounded like nothing else, and the stage for one of rock’s most iconoclastic and idiosyncratic careers.
With backup from the first, and perhaps finest, incarnation of Beefheart’s legendary Magic Band (including future solo star Ry Cooder on guitar and teenage drum prodigy John ‘Drumbo’ French), and production from future studio superstar Richard Perry, Beefheart unveils his fully-formed sound and vision on such landmark tracks as ‘Zig Zag Wanderer,’ ‘Abba Zaba,’ ‘Dropout Boogie,’ ‘I’m Glad’ and ‘Electricity’ (covered two decades later by Sonic Youth).
Released by Sundazed Music, this landmark album now sounds the way it was meant to sound, thanks to the restoration of Perry’s rare original—and, to most fans, superior—mono mix, which was later altered by Beefheart’s label without the artist’s involvement. This definitive edition features authoritative new liner notes by Rolling Stone editor and longtime Beefheart enthusiast David Fricke.
‘In mono, Safe As Milk is a powerful, concentrated revelation,’ Fricke writes, further noting, ‘Safe As Milk promised comfort, exotic nourishment and rude health—and delivered. Created in a year rich in historic debuts and transformative statements about rock’s dynamic and expressive possibilities, Safe As Milk was so far in it was out.’” -Sundazed
It don’t get much safer than new releases, reissues and restocks…
Aesop Rock – Labor Days 2LP
A Perfect Circle – Three Sixty CD
Beach Boys – Surf’s Up LP
Beady Eye – Be 2LP
Beastie Boys – Paul’s Boutique 2LP
Beatles – On Air: Live At BBC Vol. 2 3LP
Blood Orange – Cupid Deluxe CD
Boards Of Canada – In A Beautiful Place… EP 12”, Trans Canada Highway EP 12”, Twoism EP 12”
Bob Dylan – Another Side Of Bob Dylan LP, Blonde On Blonde 2LP, Bringing It All Back Home LP, John Wesley Harding LP, Nashville Skyline LP
Burial – Untrue 2LP
Daft Punk – Random Access Memories 2LP
Death Grips – No Love Deep Web CD
DJ Rashad – Double Cup 2LP
FKA Twigs – EP2 12’
James Ferraro – NYC, Hell 3:00 AM LP
George Thorogood & The Destroyers – S/T LP
Ghost BC – If You Have Ghost EP 12”
Icona Pop- This Is… LP
Jefferson Airplane – Surrealistic Pillow LP
Janelle Monae – Electric Lady 2LP
Jeremiah Jae – Dirty Collection Vol. 1 7”
John Coltrane – Blue Train LP, Giant Steps LP
Johnny Cash – Blood, Sweat & Tears LP, San Quentin LP, Original Sun Singles 2LP
King Krule – 6 Ft. Beneath The Moon 2LP
Knife – Silent Shout 2LP
Kurt Vile – Deluxe Daze 2CD, It’s A Big World Out There… EP 12”
Leonard Cohen – Songs From A Room LP, Songs Of Leonard Cohen LP, Songs Of Love & Hate LP
Lorde – Pure Heroine LP
Miles Davis – Birth Of The Cool LP
Otis Redding – Dock Of The Bay LP, Dictionary Of Soul LP, Otis Blue LP
Queens Of The Stone Age – … Like Clockwork 2LP
Stevie Ray Vaughan – Texas Flood LP
Tame Impala – Innerspeaker LP
Tool – Undertow 2LP
Various – Mutazione 2CD
Velvet Underground – Loaded LP
Yo La Tengo – Fade Deluxe 2CD