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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FLOOR.

Legendary Miami band FLOOR reunites tonight at Churchill’s for what is sure to be an epic(ly loud) show.  The press release for the show does a better job of explaining than we could so read on, RSVP on Facebook and see you tonight!

Celebrating the release of their “Below & Beyond” box set, FLOOR will be getting back together to play four shows in the southeast. In keeping with the chronology and theme of the box set, the shows will reflect the lineups of each era of the band: Betty will be playing drums for songs from the early days, followed by Jeff on drums from the Dove era, and end with Henry stomping his way through the Floor album. And, of course, Steve and Anthony on vocals and guitars.
FLOOR was formed in 1992 by Steve Brooks (guitar), Anthony Vialon (bass), and Betty Monteavaro (drums). Jeff Sousa became the drummer in late 1993, at which time Steve and Anthony switched to two low-tuned guitars with no bassist. Early influences included MELVINS and GODFLESH, later developing their own sound of melodic, pop-infused doom. Several vinyl-only 7″ EPs were released before their first break in 1996. The band reformed with a new lineup for one show in 1997 with Henry Wilson on drums and practiced only occasionally until 2001. 2002 saw the release of their first full-length album, self-titled Floor, before splitting in 2003 for good.

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Sweat’s 5-Year + Record Store Day 2010 = SWEATSTOCK!

Dear friends, it’s hard to believe but Sweat Records is about to turn FIVE FREAKIN’ YEARS OLD!  On Saturday, March 12th, 2005 Sweat opened its doors for the first time to the cheers of music-loving Miamians and has kept the spirit alive ever since. So mark your calendars for ***SWEATSTOCK*** ON SATURDAY, APRIL 17th!* We’re …

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Rachel Goodrich Video Contest WINNER(S)

First off, sorry for the delay.  The event itself Saturday night was a bit overwhelming as it was the single most packed event we’ve ever had at the store.  It was also ridiculously hard to choose a winner so thank you all for giving us and Rachel a break. Second, we’d like to thank each …

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Miami Book Fair International XXVI

Bookworms unite! 2009 will be the 26th year of the world-renowned Miami Book Fair International.  Perhaps some of us take it for granted because it’s right in our backyard, but this is a really big deal!  From now through Sunday the Downtown fair will be hosting a non-stop onslaught of authors, readings, workshops, expos and …

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Borscht Film Festival Update

It’s official: the 2009 Borscht Film Festival has secured the Gusman Theatre for Saturday, November 28th and it’s going to be one helluva party.  Borscht is a celebration of art, movies and all things 305.  Every year, Borscht curates an irreverent collection of locally produced short films. Best of all, it’s always free.  This year, …

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Watch This: Morphologic on ArtStreet

Our good friends Colin Foord and Jared McKay of Morphologic Studios were recently profiled on WLRN’s ArtStreet! Watch the video below, read this great interview with them on Artlurker, and bookmark Morphologic’s fascinating blog where they post gorgeous underwater photos, new species they’ve come across (!) and other fun science/art/music-related tidbits. You can also peep …

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Beatriz Monteavaro Book Release!

This Saturday evening Sweat is super proud to present the book release event for Miami artist BEATRIZ MONTEAVARO‘s new monograph “Quiet Village”! According to the Miami Contemporary Artists book in which she is featured, her work is inspired by “British new wave music, science fiction, horror movies and Disney World.”  Sounds good to us! You …

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