Dear Friends,

First off: THANK YOU SO MUCH AND MIAMI LOVE to everyone who came out to help make our grand opening a huge success and a great party!! All the bands – RACHEL GOODRICH, THE JEANMARIE, THE JACUZZI BOYS and AFROBETA – were phenomenal so next time you get a chance to see either of them do it!! Thank you to everyone for being so rad and supportive – there were good vibes all around, cupcakes everywhere, and people even showed up wearing Sweat colors. Believe us when we say that things like that are what keeps us working hard to bring you the best record store/coffee house/cultural outpost that we can. We’re getting tons of new music and merch in every day, and our drinks are delicious so stop by!!

THIS WEEK: ART… BASEL… MADNESS. There are so many art shows going on that we can’t list them all here but there are plenty of resources available to find out all the low-down. However, we’ve listed most of the music-oriented events (including Moby, MSTRKRFT, and more) below. Check the bottom of the blog for a massive gallery of fliers!!

TONIGHT: IGGY AND THE STOOGES live for free on the beach on the sand off Collins between 21st and 22nd. Need we say more?

TOMORROW: Swindle Magazine presents “KNUCKLE SANDWICH” – a four-man show featuring DALEK, JIM HOUSER, ROCKY GRIMES and PUSH at Atrium (Collins and 19th). Free booze, hors d’oeuvres, and music by yours truly. Also Thursday, DAEDELUS live at the Upper East Side Garden!!

FRIDAY: The Sweat-curated “PINK CANDY DISKO” show Friday night at Studio A is definitely turning into one of the most talked-about, must-attend shows this Basel!! Witness first-time South Florida performances from ARIEL PINK (on Animal Collective’s Paw Tracks label) live with a FULL BAND, and sexy Italo-freestyle duo GLASS CANDY (Italians Do It Better)!! Look ’em up online if ya haven’t heard… Plus, local noisemakers DINO FELIPE (Schematic) and AWESOME NEW REPUBLIC (Honor Roll) open up, THE DEUCE CREW provides beats between sets, and the room will come alive with balloon installations and artist FEDERICO NESSI‘s custom video projections.

DON’T MISS THIS SHOW!! Tickets are only $15 with no service charges at Sweat Records, or you can get a ticket at the door the night of the show for $20.

Also, cheers to CIRCA28 who are celebrating their one-year anniversary this Friday with the Spam Allstars and others – here’s to many more!!

Lolo, Jsin + the Sweat crew

P.S. Calling all local bands!! Register on OurStage.com to win an opening slot in Sweat Records’ next major showcase – The Plug Miami/Avenue D Farewell Show on Friday, December 28th at Studio A!! It’s a really cool site so if you’re in a band or know someone who is spread the word and hit it up…


(If your event is not in here send one email to lolo [at] sweatrecordsmiami [dot] com with all the info. It’s that simple.)

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5th @ THE BEACH BETWEEN 21st + 22nd: The Show Management cordially invites you to the Opening Night Concert of Art Basel Miami Beach 2007 with a live concert performance by none other than IGGY AND THE STOOGES!! Concert starts at 10pm on the beach between 21st and 22nd, next to Art Positions. This is a public event and entry is FREE!! Don’t miss it.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5th @ CHURCHILL’S: Check out Raffa and Rainer’s weekly acoustic showcase – CAN YOU ROCK A LITTLE SOFTER? Each week check out local and national featured acts from 9.30 to midnight, with an hour of open mic before and after. It also deliciously coincides with Curry Night at Churchill’s so come hungry!! Only $5 cover, doors at 8.30pm, curry ’til 10, music ends at 1. 18+ welcome. 5501 NE 2nd Ave. myspace.com/cyrals

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5th @ JAZID: Check out GRAND GROOVE… Funk, hip-hop, soul and rare grooves provided by DJs Mr. Brown, DJANE, Sire Esq., Lumin, Kems and guests. No cover + weekly drink specials! 10pm to 3am, 1342 Washington Ave. Miami Beach.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5th @ PS14: Every Wednesday I Am Your Villain presents FINGER LICK’N featuring DJs Hugo and Stravinsky, BBQ and special events. Doors at 10pm. 28 NE 14th St.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5th @ BUCK15: Whocares preesnts Chelsea Social Club every Wednesday with DJs CONTRA and Jessica Who? 707 Lincoln Lane, Miami Beach.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6th @ THE ATRIUM: Swindle Magazine presents “KNUCKLE SANDWICH” – a 4-man show featuring the art of DALEK, ROCKY GRIMES, JIM HOUSER and PUSH. Opening reception 7-9pm featuring custom live screen printing by Rocky Grimes (Faction), free hors d’oeuvres and drinks, and music by DJ Lolo (Sweat Records). 1931 Collins Ave. Show runs December 6-9th, call 305.695.0757 for info. www.swindlemagazine.com

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6th @ UPPER EAST SIDE GARDEN: Check out GENERATORS:ABMB with live performances by DAEDELUS and HIGH PLACES plus DJs Matt Cash and Plot!! $10 cover, $5 w/ flyer includes all-you-can-drink… 8pm to 12am. 7244 Biscayne Blvd. www.uppereastsidegarden.com

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6th @ ABRAXAS: Check out weekly party APT. 407 at Abraxas Lounge. Resident DJ Chris Mora (Off The Radar blog) and friends spin classics and soon-to-be-classics. No cover, 11pm to 5am, huge beer and wine selection, free champagne toast for all in attendance at 1am. 407 Meridian Ave. www.myspace.com/apt407miami

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6th @ THE POORHOUSE: For a solid good time in the 954, check out ADD ADAPTER Thursdays at The Poorhouse. DJs Cabello, Mitzie and special guests spin mish mash and what nots… 10pm, no cover. 110 SW 3rd Ave. Downtown Ft. Lauderdale.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7th @ STUDIO A: Sweat Records and FLM Presents bring you PINK CANDY DISKO – a fantastically amazing art basel concert/party event featuring live performances by ARIEL PINK (Paw Tracks/LA), GLASS CANDY (Italians Do It Better Records/PDX), DINO FELIPE (Schematic/MIA), and AWESOME NEW REPUBLIC (Honor Roll/MIA)!! Plus THE DEUCE CREW hold down the DJ booth all night and there will be custom video projections by FEDERICO NESSI. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door. 18+ welcome! 60 NE 11th St. www.studioamiami.com

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7th @ PALM COURT: Gen Art invites you to the VANGUARD Exhibition and Official Party!! The exhibition, curated by Francesco LoCastro and entitled “No One Belongs Here More Than You”, features works from over 25 of the most widely recognized Urban Contemporary and Pop Surrealism artists from around the world. The exhibition runs from Wednesday, December 5th through Sunday, December 9th from noon to 8pm, but the grand opening party is Friday the 7th from 8pm to midnight and will feature interactive art installations, open bar and DJ Ray Milian!! Discounts to Gen Art members, $15 advance tickets or $20 cash at the door. 21+ only. 309 23rd St. just off Collins. Miami Beach. http://www.genart.org/art.htm

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7th @ CRAZY 8s: If you’re in the 954, check out the new weekly Friday party HEATER!! Sounds by Sean Weeks, The Commissioner, John Vincent (Circa Saturdays) Esoteric and guests, plus patio bar with pool tables, drink specials and more!! 18 and up, 21 to drink. 4 W. Las Olas Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale. myspace.com/heaterparty

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7th @ PAWN SHOP: The Supper Club presents MUSIC LOVES FASHION with sets by MSTRKRFT, LA Riots, Johnny the Boy and DJ Yo-C. 1222 NE 2nd Ave. www.thepawnshoplounge.com

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8th @ CIRCA28: Early on check out “SENSORY OVERLOAD” presented by Circa28 and Thinking Media featuring artwork by Rick Delgado, Barron Claiborne, Stephanie Stalnaker and Jean-Louis Puechavy. Followed of course by CIRCA SATURDAYS with Ray Milian, Johnnylove, Carlos Llanos and Jay spining all your favorite music to dance and chill to. Doors at 10pm, 21+, 2826 N Miami Ave. www.myspace.com/circasaturdays

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8th @ STUDIO A: The Supper Club and Produkt presents MUSIC LOVES FASHION featuring DJ sets by MOBY and Princess Superstar and a live performance by HOLY GHOST (DFA)!! 60 NE 11th St. www.studioamiami.com

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8th @ PS14: “Unbreak Basel 2007” This special Art Basel edition of the monthly Unbreak party will feature an eclectic mix of Miami’s finest visual artists and musicians. Performers include Outereach, Cleaveland Jones, Afrobeta, The Jean Marie, Day Music Died, Addax, MayDay, LMS and PS14 owner Aramis Lorie. Artists include Alex Yanes, Ross Ford, SPEN, A.Regalado, Tanya Manfrediz, 53, NFRomero and Vitol. PS will be transformed into an indoor/outdoor gallery with live painting on the patio and two stages of music. Unbreak Basel welcome locals and art lovers from around the world to experience Miami’s talent! Doors open at 8PM, $5 cover, 18+, 28 NE 14th St. www.myspace.com/unbreakmiami

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8th @ THE WHITE ROOM: PopLife returns as a weekly in a new venue with resident DJs Matt Cash, Induce, Aramis, Plot and guests. This week check out a live performance by VIOLENS. Doors at 10pm, $10 cover. 1306 N Miami Ave. www.epoplife.com

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9th @ PURDY LOUNGE: I Am Your Villain presents CHOCOLATE SUNDAYS with DJs Doormouse, Induce, Contra and rotating others spinning hip hop in the front, and Ray Milian and guests do it up indie/80s in the back. No cover, 21+. 1811 Purdy Ave. Miami Beach. www.myspace.com/iamyourvillain

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9th @ THE STANDARD: Every Sunday come out for LOVE LIFE with bingo, chillin’ and music by DJs Induce and Matt Cash. 8pm, 40 Island Ave. Miami Beach. www.standardhotel.com

MONDAY, DECEMBER 10th @ LAUNDRY BAR: Workmens Miami presents MIXTAPE MONDAYS with DJANE, DJ Lean Rocker and DJ Engineer spinning hip hop, funk and soul every Monday night. No cover, 721 Lincoln Ln. Miami Beach. www.laundrybarmiami.com

MONDAY, DECEMBER 10th @ LOVEHATE: Check out The Lonely Hearts Club, hosted by Mr. Misery and The Colonel. Edwin Adams and Mr. Brown kick it ooold skool spinning jazz, blues, soul, hip hop and beyond. Doors at 9pm, 423 Washington Ave.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11th @ JAZID: Check out the hot weekly party THE ATTIC. Resident DJs Mike Deuce, Jonathan, and Ray Milian, plus rotating artwork and live installations, and free vodka 11-12. No cover, 11pm to 5am, 21+. 1342 Washington Ave. Miami Beach. www.myspace.com/theatticmiami

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11th @ AMENDMENT XXI: The one and only JESSE JACKSON performs weekly at Amendment XXI. It’s free, so have some drinks and enjoy one of Miami’s finest musicians. Jesse and crew start at 8pm. 190 NE 46th St. myspace.com/jessejackson

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11th @ CULTURE ROOM: [CANCELLED] DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN live with A Life Once Lost and Genghis Tron. Doors at 7.30pm, tickets $13 via Ticketmaster. 3045 N Federal Hwy. Ft. Lauderdale. www.cultureroom.net

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15th @ MIAMI PLANETARIUM: ROUNDHOUSE 2007 takes place with live music by KING BEE, AWESOME NEW REPUBLIC, and THE DOWN HOME SOUTHERNAIRES, with art by AS1 and Alex Yanes and DJ ROSS ONE!! Video installation by United Content Providers. Pre-sale tickets available for $20 and includes open bar. Doors at 8pm. 3280 S Miami Ave. www.roundhousemiami.com

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20th @ THE MIAMI ART MUSEUM: The third Thursdays of every month check out this JAM @ MAM – “happy hour with an artful twist” featuring art, music, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. 5-8.30pm, museum members free, non-members $10. 101 West Flagler St. miamiartmuseum.org

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28th @ STUDIO A: Sweat Records presents the 2nd Miami PLUG Showcase featuring the final farewell performance from AVENUE D!! Plus, a special Miami Bass set from OTTO VON SCHIRACH!! Full details announced soon. 60 NE 11th St. www.studioamiami.com

MONDAY, DECEMBER 31st @ FILLMORE MIAMI BEACH AT JACKIE GLEASON THEATER: Comedian LEWIS BLACK performs live!! Tickets $58.50-87.50 via Ticketmaster. 1700 Washington Ave. Miami Beach.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 3rd: Don’t miss SHARON JONES AND THE DAP-KINGS live with special opening guests the SPAM ALLSTARS!! Doors at 8pm, tickets $19.99 via Ticketmaster. 3045 N Federal Hwy. Ft. Lauderdale. www.cultureroom.net [I’ve seen Sharon Jones live twice and both times were PHENOMENAL, don’t miss this!! -Lo]

TUESDAY, JANUARY 8th @ CULTURE ROOM: THE EDITORS live with HOT HOT HEAT and LOUIS XIV!! Doors at 7.30pm, tickets $19.99 via Ticketmaster. 3045 N Federal Hwy. Ft. Lauderdale. www.cultureroom.net

THURSDAY, JANUARY 17th @ FILLMORE MIAMI BEACH: The South Beach Comedy Festival presents KATT WILLIAMS live!! [Last time I saw him my abs hurt the next day from laughing so hard. -Lo] 1700 Washington Ave. Miami Beach.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 19th @ THE STANDARD: Join LegalArt in celebrating Native Seeds II grant winner CLIFTON CHILDREE and help create Native Seeds III by enjoying The Standard’s world-famous BINGO, swimming, cocktails, raffle prizes, games, music and more!! 7pm to midnight, $10 admission. 40 Island Ave. Miami Beach. www.legalartmiami.com

FRIDAY, JANUARY 25th @ FILLMORE MIAMI BEACH: The one and only WU-TANG CLAN live!! Tickets $38-63 via Ticketmaster. 1700 Washington Ave. Miami Beach.

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