3rd Time’s A Charm… GRAND OPENING TONIGHT!!

Dear Friends,

Today’s the big day!!!! Needless to say, we are ecstatic and truly grateful to be able to share the new incarnation of Sweat with you. The New Times came by and did a really nice feature on our evolution and you can read it here.

A few others:
Flavorpill
Miami Provocateur
Critical Miami

We’ve stocked the store with tons of new music, fun DVDs, hard-to-find books, cute toys and more. We brought over the purple couch. We’ve got a gorgeous saltwater coral reef tank by Coralmorphlogic. We’ve got our own entrance and a Sweat-colored awning to make sure you find us.

And then there’s the party!! Tonight, 4 of Miami’s best bands and a handful of our finest DJs will make sweet love to your ears, R. Grimes of Faction will be silk-screening Sweat tees (bring your own or buy one there), we ordered a squillion cupcakes, we’ll be giving out samples of some of the delectable beverages we’re going to be serving, and the whole shindig is for FREE, thanks to our generous sponsors: Churchill’s, New Art School, M:E:A:D, I Am Your Villain, Rag*Trade, Honor Roll, Revolver, Poplife, Antikulture Gallery, Radio-Active Records, and Studio A. Y’all ROCK.

Thank you to everyone who’s dropped by to lend a hand.
Thank you to everyone who’s told a friend and helped spread the word.
Thank you SO MUCH to all the friggin’ amazing people in the city of Miami who have supported Sweat and indie music and culture. You are truly keeping it real!!

And hell, one last announcement because that’s just how we get down: On Friday, December 28th, Sweat Records presents the 2nd Miami PLUG Showcase at Studio A and headlining will be AVENUE D… PLAYING THEIR LAST SHOW EVER!!!!!! This will be a night not to miss. Full details next week.

Much love,
Lolo, Jsin + the Sweat crew

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UPCOMING LOCAL EVENT GOODNESS:

(If your event is not in here send one email to lolo [at] sweatrecordsmiami [dot] com with all the info. It’s that simple…)

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30th @ SWEAT RECORDS: In celebration of Sweat Records’ brand new storefront location (and coffee house expansion!), Lauren Reskin + Jason Jimenez invite you to ***3RD TIME’S A CHARM*** Sweat Records’ Grand Opening Extravaganza!! Opening reception inside Sweat from 7 to 10pm, continuing with a night of live music and DJs next door at Churchill’s. Live performances by: JACUZZI BOYS, RACHEL GOODRICH, AFROBETA, THE JEAN MARIE!! DJs inside and out: PG-13 (Circuitree), Ray Milian (Off The Radar), Matt Cash (LOOP), Induce (OMD), DJ Hottpants (ROLL OUT), Kentsoundz (Madeira), Black Jesus (Modernage) and more!! Plus R. Grimes of FACTION will be silk-screening one-of-a-kind Sweat Records tees and there will be CUPCAKES!! FREE PARTY – COME SPREAD THE LOVE!! 5505 NE 2nd Ave. www.sweatrecordsmiami.com

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30th @ CHURCHILL’S (BACK STAGE): TROMA presents Aiden Dillard’s new movie “MEAT WEED AMERICA”, an underground film about patriotic cannibal farmers who battle terrorists by smoking their flesh. Fun for the whole family!! Screening at midnight. 5501 NE 2nd Ave. www.aidendillard.com.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30th @ STUDIO A: KINGSLEY live with Cleaveland Jones, Van*Gloria and Outereach, plus visual art on display by A. Yanes. Doors at 6pm, show starts at 7pm sharp, $5. 60 NE 11th St. www.studioamiami.com

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1st @ RAG*TRADE: Rag*Trade presents KRAFTWORKS 3!! This awsome craft-fair block-party keeps getting better and better!! Tons of local vendors and craftspeople, live music and DJs, and lots more… 4600 NE 2nd Ave. www.myspace.com/ragtradeco

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1st @ CIRCA28: We’re gearing up for Basel… This week Circa Saturdays welcomes the after-party for the preview of THE EXPANDED PAINTING SHOW!! Plus of course the amazing residents – Ray Milian, Johnnylove, Carlos Llanos and Jay – spin all your favorite music to dance and chill to. Doors at 10pm, 21+, 2826 N Miami Ave. www.myspace.com/circasaturdays

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1st @ PS14: EveInterrupted and Lady Admix present I’M SO STEREO All Girl Party!! DJ Suga Hill and AKA perform live!! Doors at 10pm, 18+ welcome, $7 cover. 28 NE 14th St. www.eveinterrupted.com

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1st @ THE WHITE ROOM: PopLife returns as a weekly in a new venue with resident DJs Matt Cash, Induce, Aramis, Plot and guests. Doors at 10pm. 1306 N Miami Ave. www.epoplife.com

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2nd @ PURDY LOUNGE: I Am Your Villain presents CHOCOLATE SUNDAYS with DJs Doormouse, Induce, Contra and rotating others spinning hip hop in the front, and Ray Milian and guests do it up indie/80s in the back. No cover, 21+. 1811 Purdy Ave. Miami Beach. www.myspace.com/iamyourvillain

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2nd @ THE STANDARD: Every Sunday come out for LOVE LIFE with bingo, chillin’ and music by DJs Induce and Matt Cash. 8pm, 40 Island Ave. Miami Beach. www.standardhotel.com

MONDAY, DECEMBER 3rd @ CORAL GABLES CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH: Books & Books presents an evening with author NAOMI KLEIN discussing and signing her new book “The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism” in addition to screening the short film of the same name. One of her other books, “NO LOGO”, is a worldwide best seller and one of the previous selections of the (soon-to-be-returning…) Sweat Books Book Club. 7.30pm, 3010 De Soto Boulevard (across the street from the Biltmore Hotel). www.booksandbooks.com

MONDAY, DECEMBER 3rd @ LAUNDRY BAR: Workmens Miami presents MIXTAPE MONDAYS with DJANE, DJ Lean Rocker and DJ Engineer spinning hip hop, funk and soul every Monday night. No cover, 721 Lincoln Ln. Miami Beach. www.laundrybarmiami.com

MONDAY, DECEMBER 3rd @ LOVEHATE: Check out The Lonely Hearts Club, hosted by Mr. Misery and The Colonel. Edwin Adams and Mr. Brown kick it ooold skool spinning jazz, blues, soul, hip hop and beyond. Doors at 9pm, 423 Washington Ave.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4th @ JAZID: Check out the hot weekly party THE ATTIC. Resident DJs Mike Deuce, Jonathan, and Ray Milian, plus rotating artwork and live installations, and free vodka 11-12. No cover, 11pm to 5am, 21+. 1342 Washington Ave. Miami Beach. www.myspace.com/theatticmiami

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4th @ AMENDMENT XXI: The one and only JESSE JACKSON performs weekly at Amendment XXI. It’s free, so have some drinks and enjoy one of Miami’s finest musicians. Jesse and crew start at 8pm. 190 NE 46th St. myspace.com/jessejackson

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5th @ THE BEACH BETWEEN 21st + 22nd: The Show Management cordially invites you to the Opening Night Concert of Art Basel Miami Beach 2007 with a live concert performance by none other than IGGY AND THE STOOGES!! Concert starts at 10pm on the beach between 21st and 22nd, next to Art Positions. This is a public event and entry is FREE!! Don’t miss it.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5th @ CHURCHILL’S: Check out Raffa and Rainer’s weekly acoustic showcase – CAN YOU ROCK A LITTLE SOFTER? Each week check out local and national featured acts from 9.30 to midnight, with an hour of open mic before and after. It also deliciously coincides with Curry Night at Churchill’s so come hungry!! Only $5 cover, doors at 8.30pm, curry ’til 10, music ends at 1. 18+ welcome. 5501 NE 2nd Ave. myspace.com/cyrals

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5th @ JAZID: Check out GRAND GROOVE… Funk, hip-hop, soul and rare grooves provided by DJs Mr. Brown, DJANE, Sire Esq., Lumin, Kems and guests. No cover + weekly drink specials! 10pm to 3am, 1342 Washington Ave. Miami Beach.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5th @ PS14: Every Wednesday I Am Your Villain presents FINGER LICK’N featuring DJs Hugo and Stravinsky, BBQ and special events. Doors at 10pm. 28 NE 14th St.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5th @ BUCK15: Whocares preesnts Chelsea Social Club every Wednesday with DJs CONTRA and Jessica Who? 707 Lincoln Lane, Miami Beach.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6th @ THE ATRIUM: Swindle Magazine presents “KNUCKLE SANDWICH” – a 4-man show featuring the art of DALEK, ROCKY GRIMES, JIM HOUSER and PUSH. Opening reception 7-9pm featuring custom live screen printing by Rocky Grimes (Faction), free hors d’oeuvres and drinks, and music by DJ Lolo (Sweat Records). 1931 Collins Ave. Show runs December 6-9th, call 305.695.0757 for info. www.swindlemagazine.com

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6th @ ABRAXAS: Check out weekly party APT. 407 at Abraxas Lounge. Resident DJ Chris Mora (Off The Radar blog) and friends spin classics and soon-to-be-classics. No cover, 11pm to 5am, huge beer and wine selection, free champagne toast for all in attendance at 1am. 407 Meridian Ave. www.myspace.com/apt407miami

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6th @ THE POORHOUSE: For a solid good time in the 954, check out ADD ADAPTER Thursdays at The Poorhouse. DJs Cabello, Mitzie and special guests spin mish mash and what nots… 10pm, no cover. 110 SW 3rd Ave. Downtown Ft. Lauderdale.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7th @ STUDIO A: Sweat Records and FLM Presents bring you PINK CANDY DISKO – a fantastically amazing art basel concert/party event featuring live performances by ARIEL PINK (Paw Tracks/LA), GLASS CANDY (Italians Do It Better Records/PDX), DINO FELIPE (Schematic/MIA), and AWESOME NEW REPUBLIC (Honor Roll/MIA)!! Plus THE DEUCE CREW hold down the DJ booth all night and there will be custom video projections by FEDERICO NESSI. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door. 18+ welcome! 60 NE 11th St. www.studioamiami.com

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7th @ PALM COURT: Gen Art invites you to the VANGUARD Exhibition and Official Party!! The exhibition, curated by Francesco LoCastro and entitled “No One Belongs Here More Than You”, features works from over 25 of the most widely recognized Urban Contemporary and Pop Surrealism artists from around the world. The exhibition runs from Wednesday, December 5th through Sunday, December 9th from noon to 8pm, but the grand opening party is Friday the 7th from 8pm to midnight and will feature interactive art installations, open bar and DJ Ray Milian!! Discounts to Gen Art members, $15 advance tickets or $20 cash at the door. 21+ only. 309 23rd St. just off Collins. Miami Beach. http://www.genart.org/art.htm

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7th @ CRAZY 8s: If you’re in the 954, check out the new weekly Friday party HEATER!! Sounds by Sean Weeks, The Commissioner, John Vincent (Circa Saturdays) Esoteric and guests, plus patio bar with pool tables, drink specials and more!! 18 and up, 21 to drink. 4 W. Las Olas Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale. myspace.com/heaterparty

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11th @ CULTURE ROOM: [CANCELLED] DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN live with A Life Once Lost and Genghis Tron. Doors at 7.30pm, tickets $13 via Ticketmaster. 3045 N Federal Hwy. Ft. Lauderdale. www.cultureroom.net

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15th @ MIAMI PLANETARIUM: ROUNDHOUSE 2007 takes place with live music by KING BEE, AWESOME NEW REPUBLIC, and THE DOWN HOME SOUTHERNAIRES, with art by AS1 and Alex Yanes and DJ ROSS ONE!! Video installation by United Content Providers. Pre-sale tickets available for $20 and includes open bar. Doors at 8pm. 3280 S Miami Ave. www.roundhousemiami.com

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20th @ THE MIAMI ART MUSEUM: The third Thursdays of every month check out this JAM @ MAM – “happy hour with an artful twist” featuring art, music, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. 5-8.30pm, museum members free, non-members $10. 101 West Flagler St. miamiartmuseum.org

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28th @ STUDIO A: Sweat Records presents the 2nd Miami PLUG Showcase featuring the final farewell performance from AVENUE D!! Full details announced soon. 60 NE 11th St. www.studioamiami.com

MONDAY, DECEMBER 31st @ FILLMORE MIAMI BEACH AT JACKIE GLEASON THEATER: Comedian LEWIS BLACK performs live!! Tickets $58.50-87.50 via Ticketmaster. 1700 Washington Ave. Miami Beach.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 19th @ THE STANDARD: Join LegalArt in celebrating Native Seeds II grant winner Clifton Childree and help create Native Seeds III by enjoying The Standard’s world-famous BINGO, swimming, cocktails, raffle prizes, games, music and more!! 7pm to midnight, $10 admission. 40 Island Ave. Miami Beach. www.legalartmiami.com

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Sweat Records
5505 NE 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33137
12pm to 12am 7 days a week
Info: 305.342.0953
www.sweatrecordsmiami.com