Sweat Records

RECORD STORE • COFFEE SHOP • EVENT SPACE • EST. 2005, MIAMI

5505 NE 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33137
Tel. (786) 693-9309

Please join us at Sweat Records this Friday for the release of SPIT AND PASSION, Miami-born Cristy C. Road‘s graphic memoir. Cristy will be reading excerpts from the novel, while displaying a slideshow of the corresponding art, and answering all of your questions on anything ranging from comics to the government to love advice! Details on the book from Feminist Press:

“At its core, SPIT AND PASSION is about the transformative moment when music crashes into a stifling adolescent bedroom and saves you. Suddenly, you belong. At twelve years old, Cristy C. Road is struggling to balance tradition in a Cuban Catholic family with her newfound queer identity, and begins a chronic obsession with the punk band Green Day. In this stunning graphic biography, Road renders the clash between her rich inner world of fantasy and the numbing suburban conformity she is surrounded by. She finds solace in the closet—where she lets her deep excitement about punk rock foment, and finds in that angst and euphoria a path to self-acceptance.

Cristy C. Road is a Cuban American artist and writer from Miami; she currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. She has reached cult status for work that captures the beauty of the imperfect. Her career began with Greenzine, a punk rock zine, which she made for ten years. She has since published Indestructible, an illustrated novel about high school; Distance Makes the Heart Grow Sick, a postcard book; and Bad Habits, a love story about self-destruction and healing. She has also illustrated countless record album covers, book covers, political organizations propaganda, and magazine articles.”

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  • UPCOMING IN-STORES + SWEAT EVENTS:

    Saturday, 6/25: Little River's Night of Light activates art spaces and small businesses all over Little River and Little Haiti. At Sweat we'll have local DJs spinning vinyl from 6-9pm, full info here.

    Sunday, 6/26: Sweat Records + Deja Vu Audio South present the debut Miami session of Classic Album Sundays! Come out for an immersive experience featuring a presentation and audiophile playback of The Smiths' 1986 album "The Queen Is Dead", plus complimentary PBR and pizza! Reserve your space for just $5 here.

    Tuesday, 7/5: Emerge Miami Meeting, 7-8pm

    Saturday, 7/9: Live@Sweat presents the release party for Miami post punk twang trio AXE AND THE OAK's new full-length vinyl album Electrocution! They'll be performing live on the Sweat stage along with special guests SUMO and ROSES. Doors at 7pm, no cover, RSVP here.

    Tuesday, 7/12: Emerge Miami Meeting, 7-8pm

    Wednesday, 7/13 @ O Cinema Wynwood: Sweat Records + O Cinema’s Music Movie Series continues with a very special screening of 1981 cult classic documentary THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION, with a post-screening Q&A with director Penelope Spheeris via Skype! Get your tickets now at http://bit.ly/declinemiami