Sweat Records: New Toys + Rag Trade Opens Saturday!!

Hey Friends,

Lots of cool haps!

-Book Club meeting tonight! It’s also all-you-can-eat yummy curry night at Churchill’s so stop on by for some home-cooked dinner and literary conversation! It’s 8pm at the shop.

-Sweat’s got in some DOPE new toys – both colorways of the new MAD VILLAIN M.F. Doom figure (nearly sold out online, get them at Sweat and save the shipping!) and the new AZTECA 3″ DUNNY series with a ton of awesome designs by Mexican artists. Check them out at Kid Robot

-Also, starting today we’ve got tickets for sale for THE DEARS and YO LA TENGO shows at Studio A ($15 each with no extra charges, details below), with tickets for the Langerado Festival arriving any day now. Come and get ’em!

RAG TRADE opens Saturday!! Sweat’s good friend Stephanie Spiegel is opening an awesome thrift/exchange store where you can bring in your old clothes and exchange them for other top-notch used stuff or cool new rags by indie designers!! The store is super GREEN and uses recycled materials whenever possible. Please support them by visiting during their grand opening celebration this Saturday, January 20th from noon to 6pm – there will be DJs (including yours truly), a bounce house, dogs from Dogma, and good vibes!! Rag Trade is located at 4600 NE 2nd Ave, #6 – parking and entrance in the back, 2nd floor!! Also, please befriend them at www.myspace.com/ragtradeco

-Coming in the next two weeks, new releases by: The Shins, Deerhoof, Of Montreal, Menomena, Lily Allen, Ghost, Clinic, Apples in Stereo, Bloc Party, Trans Am, Bobby Conn, and The Good, The Bad and The Queen (new Damon Albarn project)!!

Cheers,
Lolo + the Sweat crew

P.S. Check out our new night at Circa on Saturdays starting February 3rd. Full details below…

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SWEAT BOOKS BOOK CLUB:

Our current Sweat Books Book Club selection is “Perfume: The Story of a Murderer” by Patrick Suskind. This international best-seller about a monstrous man gifted with an extraordinary sense of smell is “laced with suspense, black humor, and metaphysical mystery.” We definitely recommend getting your copy at Books & Books, Miami’s best independent bookstore!! (www.booksandbooks.com) The meeting will be on Wednesday, January 17th at Sweat. Be there and be square.

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UPCOMING EVENT GOODNESS LIKE WHAAAT:

(If your event is not in here send one email to lolo [at] sweatrecordsmiami.com with all the info.)

THROUGH JANUARY 21st @ ARTCENTER/SOUTH FLORIDA: The ArtCenter/South Florida, Jonathan LeVine Gallery (NYC), Merry Karnowsky Gallery (LA) and The Shooting Gallery (San Francisco) present WE’LL MAKE A LOVER OF YOU, curated by Miami’s own Francesco LoCastro!! WMALOY is an unprecedented display of the groundbreaking work by some of the finest talent in today’s avant garde Pop Surrealist/Urban Contemporary movement. Full info, artist line-up, and pics from past events at www.francescolocastro.com

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17th @ SWEAT: The Sweat Books Book Club meets to discuss “Perfume” by Patrick Suskind, and/or the movie based on it that comes out December 27th. The meeting is 8pm at Sweat. Be there AND be square. 5501 NE 2nd Ave. www.sweatrecordsmiami.com

FRIDAY, JANUARY 19th @ PS14: Off The Radar, the “experimental night for cutting edge new music” is now Fridays at PS14. Resident DJs Ray Milian, Danny Ashe, Dakota Brody and Matt Cash spin all kinds of stuff. Doors at 10pm, $5 cover, free before midnight, 18+ welcome. 28 NE 14th St.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 20th @ RAG TRADE: It’s the grand opening party for RAG TRADE, Miami’s newest independent clothing shop!! DJs Kentsoundz, Lolo, CNTRL and Saul Himself will play some tunes, Dogma will bring the eats, and there will be a bounce house for all to enjoy!! Plus, you’ll get first dibs on all the radical clothing finds… and feel free to bring your old stuff to trade in!! Noon to 6pm, 4600 NE 2nd Ave. www.myspace.com/ragtradeco

SATURDAY, JANUARY 20th @ PS14: Switch presents STATE OF THE ART featuring live music by Artoffical, The Pacemakers, and LMS with DHs Stravinsky, Salami Fingaz, Sire Esquire and Par, and art by Stella Hernandez, Miguel Hine, and CP127!! Doors at 10pm, 28 NE 14th St.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 20th @ CHURCHILL’S: Kapital Radio presents live performances by Our Last Days As Children, The Jean Marie, Supersonic, Karma, Lee’s Day, Mahes, Mike Barnhill of Self Run Will, Swim Like Sharks, Tim Hazen, HYEHTBC?!, Roly O Trio and more!! 7pm, 18+, 5501 NE 2nd Ave.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 21st @ TATE’S COMICS: Sample some new, weird and wonderful snacks and drinks from Japan at TATE’S 2nd JAPANESE SNACK TASTING EVENT!! If you missed out on the first one you now have a second chance!! This event is FREE and FUN and there will be a raffle for a gift bag filled with wondrous Japanese snacks of all varieties… 2pm to 4pm at Tate’s, 4566 N University Drive, Lauderhill, 33351. www.tatescomics.com

TUESDAY, JANUARY 23rd @ GOLD COAST ROLLER RINK: DJ Hottpants and Lolo present ROLL OUT at Rainbow Sk8!! Get your skate on or just chill to your favorite indie, 80s, disco, electro and all-around fun tracks. Plus: snack bar, booze bar, old-skool arcade games, neon decor, kitschy visuals, smoke machines, laser rays and good times. 8pm to midnight, $3 cover. 2604 S. Federal Hwy. Ft. Lauderdale. myspace.com/rainbowsk8tuesdays

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24th @ STUDIO A: Studio A presents a live performance by awesome Canadian band THE DEARS (Arts & Crafts) with special guests The Annuals. Doors at 8pm, $15 tickets available at Sweat. 60 NE 11th St. www.thedears.org

THURSDAY, JANUARY 25th @ STUDIO A: Check out an awesome local show featuring live performances by VAN*GLORIA, THE JEAN MARIE, and Like The TV Show. Doors at 9pm, open bar until 10pm. $8, 60 NE 11th St. www.studioamiami.com

FRIDAY, JANUARY 26th @ CULTURE ROOM: MASTODON live with guests CONVERGE!! Doors at 7.30pm, tickets $16 via Ticketmaster. 3045 N Federal Hwy. www.cultureroom.net

FRIDAY, JANUARY 26th @ CHURCHILLS: Switch presents COUP D’ETAT IX featuring live performances by Dino Felipe, Dance Jenny, Paper Treason, Universal Citizens, Squares Vs America, Our Last Days As Children, Venejer, Aeval, Badass, Late Night Curly, Midnight Morning, and HYEHTBC, plus DJs Hottpants and Par. 5501 NE 2nd Ave. www.thegimmicks.com

SATURDAY, JANUARY 27th @ PS14: Switch and Church Productions present SALVATION!! Paint it black for this goth extravaganza featuring DJs Danny Bled, Tommy Gun, Matt, Saul and Par, plus the Salvation dancers, fetish show by Taboo Exchange, and fashion show by Trixie Tangs. 28 NE 14th St. www.thegimmicks.com

SATURDAY, JANUARY 27th @ REVOLUTION: Check out live performances by RAKIM and Kid Capri, plus it’s the Brimstone 127 album release party!! 200 W. Broward Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale. www.jointherevolution.net

SUNDAY, JANUARY 28th @ STUDIO A: Studio A presents a live performance by CAGE (Def Jux) + C-Chan!! Doors at 8pm, $12 tickets. 60 NE 11th St. www.studioamiami.com

SUNDAY, JANUARY 28th @ BYRON CARLYLE THEATER: Tigertail Productions presents BILL FRISELL and the 858 Quartet!! Experience a magical evening of music and film as renowned guitarist Bill Frisell and his team take on Keaton, Woodring and Morrison, playing original compositions to an eclectic collection of silent slapstick, surrealist, and animated short films. 7.30pm, 500 71st St. Miami Beach. $25 general admission, $20 students/seniors. www.tigertail.org

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31st @ STUDIO A: Studio A presents a rare South Florida performance by YO LA TENGO (Matador) perform live!! With special guest comedian Todd Barry. Tickets $15 available now at Sweat. DON’T WAIT, THIS SHOW WILL SELL OUT. Doors at 8pm. 60 NE 11th St. www.studioamiami.com

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1st @ CULTURE ROOM: Check out a special live performance by THE LEMONHEADS!! With special guests VIETNAM (Kemado). Doors at 7.30pm, $14.99 advance tickets through Ticketmaster, $18 at the door. 3045 N Federal Hwy. www.cultureroom.net

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1st @ REVOLUTION: Revolution in association with Tate’s Comics presents a special live performance by Japanese goth metal band DIR EN GREY!! As you might imagine it’s super rare that we get a group from Japan down here so this is a special treat!! Dire En Grey’s sound is a “mixture of the apocalyptic themes of Scandinavian death metal, noisy industrial dance-rock à la Nine Inch Nails or Marilyn Manson, and the gleeful over-the-top theatrical qualities of ’70s glam, particularly singer Kyo’s falsetto shrieks, which put the guy from The Darkness to shame.” 7pm, 200 W Broward Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale. www.jointherevolution.net

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2nd @ JAKMEL ART GALLERY: EveInterrupted.com and Admix present CRASH – an All Girl Art Party!! Hosted by Tara T, this event features a live performance by AKA, live art by Onblonde, DJs Heather Holiday and D-Lokx, and art on display by Jennifer Koivu, Natalya Laskis, Nancy Campos, Risque Business Erotic Custom Cakes and more. PLUS pinatas, cheap drinks, b-girls and more!! 7pm to 12am, 147 NW 36th St. Wynwood. www.eveinterrupted.com

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2nd @ CHURCHILLS: Switch presents a live performance by THE BASICKS plus Boy Prostitute, The Crumbs, Righteous Devices, Mad Cow Disease, Stay Hitt, The Ruins, The Brass Knuckles, Mr. Pink, Agro and To Be Hated. 5501 NE 2nd Ave. www.thegimmicks.com

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3rd @ CIRCA: Come on out to the inaugural night of Miami’s newest Saturday night party – CIRCA SATURDAYS!! Circa is the old Slak Lounge/Two Last Shoes space and it’s been completely renovated and it looks awesome. Upstairs: Open format indie rock dance party with DJs Lolo, Parker, Ray Milian, Johnnylove and more and special live musical guests. Downstairs: Chill neighborhood lounge. Plus, movies, drink specials and a whole lot more. 10pm to 5am, NO COVER. 2826 N Miami Ave. FULL INFO SOON!!

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3rd @ TATE’S: Tate’s Comics and their brand new Bear and Bird Boutique + Gallery present FOR THE LOVE OF MUNNY!! Yes, you remember Munny, the blank little monkey you can customize to your heart’s desire… Well today over 100 custom-painted Munnies will be on display and for sale, with part of the proceeds going toward the Humane Society of Broward County. The show will be up through March 10th in case you can’t make the opening. 7pm at Tate’s, 4566 N University Drive, Lauderhill, 33351. www.tatescomics.com

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3rd: Switch presents a live performance by THE BASICKS, with guest Dyslexic Postcards, The Down Home Southernaires, Gato Xango, The Mutiny, Animale, and AKA with DJs Par and guests on the patio. 28 NE 14th St. www.thegimmicks.com

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4th @ CHURCHILL’S: Get ready for REAL ROCK SHOW 8!! Featuring live performances by Dino Felipe, Peasants With Feathers, Curious Hair, Sam T. Friend, Mad Happy, Zombies Organize!, Ghostmilk Tales, and more TBA. FREE SHOW!! Don’t be a sucker and miss it… 5501 NE 2nd Ave.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5th @ STUDIO A: Studio A presents a live performance by MR. LIF (Def Jux) with The Abs. Doors at 8pm, tickets $12. 60 NE 11th St. www.studioamiami.com

THURSDAY, FRIDAY + SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15th, 16th, + 17th @ CHURCHILL’S: Churchill’s hosts the INTERNATIONAL NOISE CONFERENCE 2007!! Tons of noise artists from all over the world plus all the local usual suspects will be on hand with some great and truly unique sound and performance art!! No droning, no laptops, no mixer boards and no cover all 3 nights!! 5501 NE 2nd Ave.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16th @ STUDIO A: Studio A presents a live performance by RHETT MILLER (The Old 97’s). Doors at 8pm, tickets $15. 60 NE 11th St. www.studioamiami.com

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25th, 2007 @ THE CARNIVAL CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS: SIGUR ROS perform “Ba Ba Ti Ki Di Do” live with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company!! www.miamipac.org

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25th @ REVOLUTION: THE ROOTS perform live!! Need we say more? 200 W. Broward Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale. www.jointherevolution.net

FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY MARCH 9th, 10th, 11th @ MARKHAM PARK: LANGERADO – South Florida’s most eclectic music festival – returns!! This year the event stretches over 3 days and will feature live performances by Explosions In The Sky, Girl Talk, Medeski Martin & Wood, Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues, My Morning Jacket, The New Pornographers, Stephen Malkmus (Pavement) & The Jicks, Cut Chemist, The Hold Steady, Matisyahu, Blackalicious, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings (who are amazing!!), Soulive, Jake Shimabukuro, Kieren Hebden (Four Tet) with Steve Reid, a ton of jam bands and so much more!! Sweat will be selling tickets soon, so keep reading!! Markham Park is located at 16001 W State Road 84, Sunrise. www.langerado.com

FRIDAY, APRIL 5th @ STUDIO A: VNV NATION live at Studio A. Doors at 7pm, tickets $20. 60 NE 11th St. www.studioamiami.com

TUESDAY, APRIL 10th @ CULTURE ROOM: TV ON THE RADIO live!! Doors at 8pm, $16 tickets via ticketmaster or $18 at the door. On sale soon… 3045 N Federal Hwy. www.cultureroom.net

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6pm to Midnight, 7 Days a Week
5501 NE 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33137
Ph: 305.758.5862 ext.5
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