Your Guide To SWEATSTOCK

It’s here, it’s here, it’s here!  Can you tell we’re excited?  Scroll down for the full band schedule + approximate set times.  Also, you might notice that a certain well-known local shake-a-billy songstress has been added to the bill – YAY!!!!

A few other points of information:
-Please carpool or ride your bike if you can
-We’ll have water and soda and cupcakes and Cielo Catering at Sweat, but all the booze will be next door at Churchill’s.  Please keep it over there!
-Because of noise restrictions we will absolutely be over before 11.  No “Miami time” on this one!
-BUY LOTS OF RECORDS.

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Sweatstock/Anniversary Press

“Sweat Records‘ Sweatstock this Saturday, celebrating the store’s five-year anniversary and coinciding with Record Store Day, requires mandatory attendance from anyone who gives a crap about the local music scene” -NT Aww yeah.  It’s our week, and happily the local press and blogs are showing love.  A little wrap-up… – Miami + Broward New Times …

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A Word About RSD Merch

So, we adore our customers and want to give y’all a heads up: the Record Store Day people have told us that they drastically underestimated the demand for this year’s RSD exclusives.  We’re already finding out that some things we ordered 15+ copies of, we were only allotted TWO copies out of what was available.  Some announced releases aren’t even coming out, some are UK-only, some bigger-market stores likely get better allotments… It’s been frustrating and in the words of one of our distributors, “a hot mess.”

Anyway, we got what we could, which is a nice chunk of stuff.  Doors open at 10am on Saturday so be there early or you will definitely be left out.  Our BFFs at Radio-Active Records are getting a ton of exclusives as well so we implore you to cross county lines and hit them up too!

On the up side, we ARE one of the 10 stores in North America chosen to carry the uber-exclusive new Surfer Blood/Holiday Shores split 7″, limited to 250 copies worldwide! The A side features Marnie Stern and the B side sees Holiday Shores covering Arthur Russell!

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THE BLACK KEYS Ticket Giveaway

Once you’ve recovered from Saturday’s RSD festivities around South Florida, head over to the Fillmore Sunday night for a sure-to-be-awesome live performance by THE BLACK KEYS! Since 2001 this duo have been peddling their blues-rock around the universe – touring non-stop, recording albums with Dangermouse, winning fans like Robert Plant, QOTSA, Radiohead and others, and …

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Second Saturdays: Worth The HYPE!

Tomorrow night during Second Saturdays Gallery Walk there is a TON of cool stuff going on.  Here are three events that are sure to be worthwhile:

At the De La Cruz Gallery (23 NE 41st St.), Psychic Youth, Inc. present the third installment of their TRI installation series.  Federico Nessi, Ana Mendez and Aja Albertson will inhabit the space from 7-10pm.  Afterward, head over to Bar (28 NE 14th St.) for Psychic Second Saturdays with DJs Nuit, R3K+ and Richard V. spinning dark yet danceable post-punk and beyond.

At the Cafeina Gallery (297 NW 23rd St.), check out the opening night of the CRYSTAL MONOLITHS group show!  The reception is from 8-12 and the show features work by Francesco LoCastro, Santiago Rubino and more.  Full info here.

Last but certainly not least, make your way over to Eazy Street Gallery (3501 NW 2nd Ave.) to BELIEVE THE HYPE! It’s the second installment of a group show that happened at the Bold Hype Gallery in Orlando last September.  This massive Miami version is curated by Dustin Orlando (Objex!) and features an array of “urban contemporary, pop surrealist, mixed media and kill or be killed street artists from around the world.”

Your 10 bucks at the door includes free cocktails all night, giveaways, tunes by DJ Keen One, and ANR will be playing a special Sweatstock warm-up set!  Watch the promo video below and don’t miss the awesomeness all around us this Saturday night.



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