Go See Animal Tropical Friday Night.

If you haven’t seen ANIMAL TROPICAL live yet, then rejoice and come out because they will be taking the stage this Friday at The Vagabond!

We unabashedly love this South Florida foursome who, while hard to describe, are making some of the best and most unique music in the current creative atmosphere.  They also dress sharp, make cool videos and put on a great show (which you can see  for yourself this week).  You can read more about them from some press quotes we posted after the jump.

We’ve posted this before but their awesome EP “Doom Years” is still available for free from the link below.  Get it and see you Friday!

Download: Animal Tropical “Doom Years” EP

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Roofless Records In-Store Wednesday

The good people at Roofless Records have been throwing shows all over Miami lately and this Wednesday they’re back at Sweat with three bands for three dollars.  Come out for Miami’s own Melted Sunglasses and hahahelp! with touring guests synth-punk trio Thunderhole from Massachusetts!  More about them after the jump, RSVP here and see you Wednesday night.

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Animal Tropical/John Hancock In-Store Tuesday + FREE EP!

It’s the first week of January and we’re already right on track with some great in-store events coming up!

This Tuesday, come to Sweat for live performances by ANIMAL TROPICAL + JOHN HANCOCK of ANR!

Animal Tropical are formerly the Down Home Southernaires and formerly Pygmy before that.  These sharply dressed and talented gentlemen’s most recent EP “Doom Years” is a store favorite and in our opinion one of the best releases this year, local or otherwise.  Read more below…  We’ve got the disc at Sweat for a fiver, but the band were generous enough to offer it for FREE through the Sweat site this week!  Click the link to download the excellent 6-track EP in high quality MP3s:

Download: Animal Tropical “Doom Years” EP

John Hancock is the voice, the guitar, sometimes the drums and the songwriting core of ANR.  His ever-expending solo material runs the gamut from experimental world pop beats to fuzzy American punk rock to soulful Prince-worthy ballads.  We don’t know precisely what he’ll play Tuesday, but we know it’ll be good.

No cover, starts at 8.30pm at Sweat – see you there!

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First Fridays of 2010 with Life of Seals

There will be no (((SHAKE))) this Thursday, but Sweat will definitely be in the house for Fridays @ The Vagabond January 1st! We get the new year started right with a live performance by one of South Florida’s best bands – LIFE OF SEALS! Their spacey-yet-poppy tunes will resonate with any fan of M83, My …

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BOTH Rachel Goodrich + ANR Live at The Vagabond Saturday!

This Saturday night we don’t really need to elaborate much, we just need to tell you to get your behinds down to The Vagabond because two of Miami’s best acts are playing live – RACHEL GOODRICH + AWESOME NEW REPUBLIC! Both of them have toured extensively this year so come out for a sure-to-be-all-out-amazing local holiday show.

Not only that but guest DJ Lauren Flax from NYC will be guest-starring on the decks after the bands.  In addition to producing her own tunes, she’s remixed Men, Telepathe, and more and has been Fischerspooner’s touring DJ!

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Raffa and Rainer “No Mercy” Friday

After literally years of waiting, we can all now swoon and rejoice because Miami songsters RAFFA AND RAINER have a brand new album out right now! Sweat has sold hundreds of copies of “Stolen Coal”- their lovely, hand-stitched debut – and this week their sophomore effort “No Mercy” is available in green-tastic eco-friendly packaging.  Click …

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Panic Bomber Is Getting On Your Mind

Prepare thyselves!  Panic Bomber‘s new album is coming out and there’s going to be an insane show this Saturday night to celebrate the release. He’s performing live with all the bells and whistles at the White Room – horn section, special effects, perhaps a few new covers planned… – along with DJ sets by Damaged Goods, Troy Kurtz and Juan Basshead.  All denizens of the dancefloor will be thoroughly satisfied.

Panic Bomber’s new full-length “Getting On My Mind” drops next Tuesday but Sweat’s got the CD available right here right now for you to obtain!  It’s $7, less than the cost of a drink at most clubs, but you’ll get 12 tracks (eight originals and four different remixes) that you can listen to on repeat to your heart’s content.  In other words, it’s a great deal for a really damn good CD.

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Also, leave a comment below for your chance win one of two Panic Bomber Prize Packs! Each pack includes a free copy of the new album, admission for two to the event on Saturday, and holographic PB stickers! All other commenters will be added to Sweat’s $5 reduced list so make sure to leave your full names.

This giveaway is for one of the “12 Days of Panic Bomber” that Mr. Bomber is going through on his site so make sure to check in to win stuff, download free remixes and more.

RSVP on Facebook if you like, flier after the jump!  See you Saturday.

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