Sweat Records: Local News + Event Listings!!

Hey Friends,

Lots of news and upcoming events!! Read on for the full down-low…

1. Sweat is full of good music and open 7 days a week from 6pm to midnight!! C’mon in… Also, we’ll be open through the holiday weekend – Monday night Jazz Jams at Churchill’s are awesome!!

2. Miami is about to get a FANTASTIC new independent clothing store – please welcome… RAG TRADE!! Sweat’s good friend Stephanie Spiegel is opening an awesome thrift/exchange store where you can bring in your old clothes and exchange them for other top-notch used stuff or cool new rags by indie designers!! The store is super GREEN and uses recycled materials whenever possible. Please support them by visiting during their grand opening celebration next Saturday, January 20th from noon to 6pm – there will be DJs (including yours truly), a bounce house, dogs from Dogma, and good vibes!! Rag Trade is located at 4600 NE 2nd Ave, #6 – parking and entrance in the back, 2nd floor!! Also, please befriend them at www.myspace.com/ragtradeco

3. Next Wednesday is the Sweat Books Book Club meeting!! We’ll be discussing “Perfume” by Patrick Suskind. The meeting is 8pm at Sweat, be there AND be square.

4. M.I.A. Skatepark has all sorts of cool skate demos coming up. For the full info check out www.miaskatepark.com

5. In the next few weeks look out for new releases by: The Shins, Deerhoof, Of Montreal, Menomena, Lily Allen, Ghost, Clinic, Apples in Stereo, Bloc Party, Trans Am, Bobby Conn, and The Good, The Bad and The Queen (new Damon Albarn project)!! Sweat’s got you covered.

Lolo + the Sweat crew


Our current Sweat Books Book Club selection is “Perfume: The Story of a Murderer” by Patrick Suskind. This international best-seller about a monstrous man gifted with an extraordinary sense of smell is “laced with suspense, black humor, and metaphysical mystery.” It’s also been made into a film that comes out December 27th so at the meeting we’ll be able to discuss the book AND the film!! Also, we definitely recommend getting your copy at Books & Books, Miami’s best independent bookstore!! (www.booksandbooks.com) The meeting will be on Wednesday, January 17th at Sweat. Be there and be square.


(If your event is not in here send one email to lolo@sweatrecordsmiami.com with all the info.)

THROUGH JANUARY 21st @ ARTCENTER/SOUTH FLORIDA: The ArtCenter/South Florida, Jonathan LeVine Gallery (NYC), Merry Karnowsky Gallery (LA) and The Shooting Gallery (San Francisco) present WE’LL MAKE A LOVER OF YOU, curated by Miami’s own Francesco LoCastro!! WMALOY is an unprecedented display of the groundbreaking work by some of the finest talent in today’s avant garde Pop Surrealist/Urban Contemporary movement. Full info, artist line-up, and pics from past events at www.francescolocastro.com

THURSDAY, JANUARY 11th @ CHURCHILLS: It’s Moses’ (iloveyoga.com) 2nd Annual Birthday Bash!! Expect live music by Raffa and other, DJs, and good vibes!! 5501 NE 2nd Ave.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 12th @ CHURCHILLS: Low Fidelity Productions and Slammie present a live performance by surf/punk legends AGENT ORANGE!! Plus, special guests Laramie Dean, The Sleeparounds, The Shakers, Guajiro, Modern Day 84 and Agro. $10, 5501 NE 2nd Ave. For more info peep lowfidelity.com or slammie.com

FRIDAY, JANUARY 12th @ PS14: Off The Radar, the “experimental night for cutting edge new music” is now Fridays at PS14. Resident DJs Ray Milian, Danny Ashe, Dakota Brody and Matt Cash spin all kinds of stuff, plus this week’s guest DJ is Edgar Rojas. Doors at 10pm, $5 cover, free before midnight, 18+ welcome. 28 NE 14th St.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 13th @ BRICKELL METRO-RAIL STATION: Time for another awesome CRITICAL MASS Community Bike Ride!! Come all ye cyclists, skaters and proponents of self-propelled transportation and join everyone for a nice group ride through Coconut Grove to Merry Christmas Park and back. Meet at 10am at the Brickell Metro-Rail Station, 1001 SW 1st Ave. Costumes, funky bikes, flair and flavor encouraged!! Also, you can join the Meetup group for Miami Critical Mass at http://criticalmass.meetup.com/40/

SATURDAY, JANUARY 13th @ LOCUST PROJECTS: “People Under the Stairs” features new art from locals Manny Prieres, Ali Prosch, George Sanchez-Calderon, Jen Stark and Kerry Phillips, plus music by Par (Switch). 7-11pm, 105 NW 23rd St. www.locustprojects.org

SATURDAY, JANUARY 13th @ PS14: Switch presents live performances by Outereach, Day Music Died and Addas plus DJs Hottpants (Roll Out), Par (Under One Beat), and the Deuce Crew (Animals of the Arctic). 28 NE 14th St. www.thegimmicks.com

TUESDAY, JANUARY 16th @ GOLD COAST ROLLER RINK: DJ Hottpants and Lolo present ROLL OUT at Rainbow Sk8!! Get your skate on or just chill to your favorite indie, 80s, disco, electro and all-around fun tracks. This week’s guest DJ is Sean Weeks (Phoenix)!! Plus: snack bar, booze bar, old-skool arcade games, neon decor, kitschy visuals, smoke machines, laser rays and good times. 8pm to midnight, $3 cover. 2604 S. Federal Hwy. Ft. Lauderdale. myspace.com/rainbowsk8tuesdays

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17th @ SWEAT: The Sweat Books Book Club meets to discuss “Perfume” by Patrick Suskind, and/or the movie based on it that comes out December 27th. The meeting is 8pm at Sweat. Be there AND be square. 5501 NE 2nd Ave. www.sweatrecordsmiami.com

SATURDAY, JANUARY 20th @ RAG TRADE: It’s the grand opening party for RAG TRADE, Miami’s newest independent clothing shop!! DJs Kentsoundz, Lolo, CNTRL and Saul Himself will play some tunes, Dogma will bring the eats, and there will be a bounce house for all to enjoy!! Plus, you’ll get first dibs on all the radical clothing finds… and feel free to bring your old stuff to trade in!! Noon to 6pm, 4600 NE 2nd Ave. www.myspace.com/ragtradeco

SATURDAY, JANUARY 20th @ PS14: Switch presents STATE OF THE ART featuring live music by Artoffical, The Pacemakers, and LMS with DHs Stravinsky, Salami Fingaz, Sire Esquire and Par, and art by Stella Hernandez, Miguel Hine, and CP127!! Doors at 10pm, 28 NE 14th St.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 21st @ TATE’S COMICS: Sample some new, weird and wonderful snacks and drinks from Japan at TATE’S 2nd JAPANESE SNACK TASTING EVENT!! If you missed out on the first one you now have a second chance!! This event is FREE and FUN and there will be a raffle for a gift bag filled with wondrous Japanese snacks of all varieties… 2pm to 4pm at Tate’s, 4566 N University Drive, Lauderhill, 33351. www.tatescomics.com

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24th @ STUDIO A: Studio A presents a live performance by THE DEARS (Arts & Crafts) with special guests The Annuals. Doors at 8pm, $15 tickets. 60 NE 11th St. www.thedears.org

FRIDAY, JANUARY 26th @ CULTURE ROOM: MASTODON live with guests CONVERGE!! Doors at 7.30pm, tickets $16 via Ticketmaster. 3045 N Federal Hwy. www.cultureroom.net

FRIDAY, JANUARY 26th @ CHURCHILLS: Switch presents COUP D’ETAT IX featuring live performances by Dino Felipe, Dance Jenny, Paper Treason, Universal Citizens, Squares Vs America, Our Last Days As Children, Venejer, Aeval, Badass, Late Night Curly, Midnight Morning, and HYEHTBC, plus DJs Hottpants and Par. 5501 NE 2nd Ave. www.thegimmicks.com

SATURDAY, JANUARY 27th @ PS14: Switch and Church Productions present SALVATION!! Paint it black for this goth extravaganza featuring DJs Danny Bled, Tommy Gun, Matt, Saul and Par, plus the Salvation dancers, fetish show by Taboo Exchange, and fashion show by Trixie Tangs. 28 NE 14th St. www.thegimmicks.com

SATURDAY, JANUARY 27th @ REVOLUTION: Check out live performances by RAKIM and Kid Capri, plus it’s the Brimstone 127 album release party!! 200 W. Broward Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale. www.jointherevolution.net

SUNDAY, JANUARY 28th @ STUDIO A: Studio A presents a live performance by CAGE (Def Jux) + C-Chan!! Doors at 8pm, $12 tickets. 60 NE 11th St. www.studioamiami.com

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31st @ STUDIO A: Studio A presents a rare South Florida performance by YO LA TENGO (Matador) perform live!! With special guest comedian Todd Barry. Tickets $15, doors at 8pm. 60 NE 11th St. www.studioamiami.com

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1st @ CULTURE ROOM: Check out a special live performance by THE LEMONHEADS!! Doors at 7.30pm, $14.99 advance tickets through Ticketmaster, $18 at the door. 3045 N Federal Hwy. www.cultureroom.net

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1st @ REVOLUTION: Revolution in association with Tate’s Comics presents a special live performance by Japanese goth metal band DIR EN GREY!! As you might imagine it’s super rare that we get a group from Japan down here so this is a special treat!! Dire En Grey’s sound is a “mixture of the apocalyptic themes of Scandinavian death metal, noisy industrial dance-rock à la Nine Inch Nails or Marilyn Manson, and the gleeful over-the-top theatrical qualities of ’70s glam, particularly singer Kyo’s falsetto shrieks, which put the guy from The Darkness to shame.” 7pm, 200 W Broward Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale. www.jointherevolution.net

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2nd @ JAKMEL ART GALLERY: EveInterrupted.com and Admix present CRASH – an All Girl Art Party!! Hosted by Tara T, this event features a live performance by AKA, live art by Onblonde, DJs Heather Holiday and D-Lokx, and art on display by Jennifer Koivu, Natalya Laskis, Nancy Campos, Risque Business Erotic Custom Cakes and more. PLUS pinatas, cheap drinks, b-girls and more!! 7pm to 12am, 147 NW 36th St. Wynwood. www.eveinterrupted.com

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2nd @ CHURCHILLS: Switch presents a live performance by THE BASICKS plus Boy Prostitute, The Crumbs, Righteous Devices, Mad Cow Disease, Stay Hitt, The Ruins, The Brass Knuckles, Mr. Pink, Agro and To Be Hated. 5501 NE 2nd Ave. www.thegimmicks.com

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3rd @ TATE’S: Tate’s Comics and their brand new Bear and Bird Boutique + Gallery present FOR THE LOVE OF MUNNY!! Yes, you remember Munny, the blank little monkey you can customize to your heart’s desire… Well today over 100 custom-painted Munnies will be on display and for sale, with part of the proceeds going toward the Humane Society of Broward County. The show will be up through March 10th in case you can’t make the opening. 7pm at Tate’s, 4566 N University Drive, Lauderhill, 33351. www.tatescomics.com

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3rd: Switch presents a live performance by THE BASICKS, with guest Dyslexic Postcards, The Down Home Southernaires, Gato Xango, The Mutiny, Animale, and AKA with DJs Par and guests on the patio. 28 NE 14th St. www.thegimmicks.com

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5th @ STUDIO A: Studio A presents a live performance by MR. LIF (Def Jux) with The Abs. Doors at 8pm, tickets $12. 60 NE 11th St. www.studioamiami.com

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16th @ STUDIO A: Studio A presents a live performance by RHETT MILLER (The Old 97’s). Doors at 8pm, tickets $15. 60 NE 11th St. www.studioamiami.com

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25th, 2007 @ THE CARNIVAL CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS: SIGUR ROS perform “Ba Ba Ti Ki Di Do” live with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company!! www.miamipac.org

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25th @ REVOLUTION: THE ROOTS perform live!! Need we say more? 200 W. Broward Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale. www.jointherevolution.net

FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY MARCH 9th, 10th, 11th @ MARKHAM PARK: LANGERADO – South Florida’s most eclectic music festival – returns!! This year the event stretches over 3 days and will feature live performances by Explosions In The Sky, Girl Talk, Medeski Martin & Wood, Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues, My Morning Jacket, The New Pornographers, Stephen Malkmus (Pavement) & The Jicks, Cut Chemist, The Hold Steady, Matisyahu, Blackalicious, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings (who are amazing!!), Soulive, Jake Shimabukuro, Kieren Hebden (Four Tet) with Steve Reid, a ton of jam bands and so much more!! Sweat will be selling tickets soon, so keep reading!! Markham Park is located at 16001 W State Road 84, Sunrise. www.langerado.com

TUESDAY, APRIL 10th @ CULTURE ROOM: TV ON THE RADIO live!! Doors at 8pm, $16 tickets via ticketmaster or $18 at the door. On sale soon… 3045 N Federal Hwy. www.cultureroom.net

Sweat Records
(inside Churchill’s Pub)
6pm to Midnight, 7 Days a Week
5501 NE 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33137
Ph: 305.758.5862 ext.5
Fax: 305.758.4481

1 thought on “Sweat Records: Local News + Event Listings!!

  1. Check it: “Perfume” is one of the finest pieces of historical fiction I’ve digested in quite some time.

    – Kent

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