PLUG Thanks + New Local Music System!!

Dear Friends,

WOW. Last Friday’s PLUG MIAMI show might’ve been one of the best events we’ve ever done!! All the acts – Avenue D, Otto Von Schirach, The Jacuzzi Boys, Jose El Rey – were fantastic, over 700 of you came out to party and bid Avenue D a fond farewell, and Arthur Baker and Sweat’s own Mike Deuce kept the dancefloor going past 4am!! Thanks to everyone involved who helped make our last event of the year such a success.

(We’re also proud to say that, according to the New Times, Sweat threw 3 of the 20 best shows in all of South Florida in 2007 – EL-P, MELT-BANANA, and CAT POWER – which even made it into the national year-end Village Voice list! Stay tuned for more awesome shows, parties and events coming at ya in 2008.)

On to Sweat biz! In order to make life easier for everyone and encourage sales of homegrown goodness, Sweat has a fab new policy for our local music section. Starting this week we will straight-up buy 2 copies of any local artist’s CD/LP to stock in our store – no consignment, no paperwork, just cash money for your music. Our guidelines:
-CDs must have professional packaging or at least REALLY cool handmade packaging!
-Sweat’s local mark-up is 25%, so if your wholesale price is $7.50 we’ll sell it for $10, etc.
-If you want it played in-store, bring an extra copy for us to keep!

We have the most comprehensive local music/culture/merch selection available anywhere in South Florida – make sure you don’t miss out on this great chance for exposure and to get your creations seen and heard by the enlightened customers of Sweat!!

Last but not least…
Tonight: SHARON JONES AND THE DAP-KINGS at Culture Room!!
Saturday: THE DOWN HOME SOUTHERNAIRES live at Circa Saturdays – FREE as always!!
Coming Soon: Langerado pre-sale tickets, Sweat will be stocking protective sleeves for your LPs and 7″s, we’re getting a sweet new couch and more seating in the shop, and new local art!!

Lolo, Jsin + the Sweat crew


*Saturday, January 19th @ ParkWest Nightclub: “ARTOPIA 08” – The Miami New Times’ 20th Anniversary Celebration featuring live performances by THE SPAM ALLSTARS, AWESOME NEW REPUBLIC, and RAFFA AND RAINER and so much more. Full info below. – $15


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

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20th THROUGH SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17th @ COLLINS PARK: SPIEGELWORLD descends upon Miami!! The “world’s most beautiful traveling venue” will play host to their original show ABSINTHE (think a racier Cirque Du Soleil) and Gazillionaire’s Late Nite Lounge, among other live music, performance, and dance events. Every Friday AQUABOOTY takes over!! Presented by The Raleigh Hotel. The Spigeltent is located at Collins Ave. and 21st St. Full schedule of events and info at

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. [I’ve seen Sharon Jones live twice and both times were PHENOMENAL, don’t miss this!! -Lo]

THURSDAY, JANUARY 3rd @ 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 weekly champagne toast for all in attendance at 1am. 407 Meridian Ave.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 3rd @ 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, JANUARY 4th @ CLUB X-IT: Darc Karnival and A Killing Word present a dark, industrial rave called “ZODIAC” featuring live performances by OTTO VON SCHIRACH AND THE WITCH DOCTOR, MAN + MACHINES (Orlando), GOD’S PORNO THEATER and C. BALDWIN, plus DJs Big Boy, Loki vs BoogyMan, Oopsie, Jenna Vicious, Medly, AntiChrxst, Schilow, Jester and Nosaj, and live dance set by Cabaret Vampyra!! 9pm to 3am, 18+, $13 presale through 219 N 21st Ave. Hollywood.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 4th @ CRAZY 8s: If you’re in the 954, check out the 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.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 4th @ PS14: LOOP resident Matt Cash and guests. 28 NE 14th St.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 4th @ STUDIO A: Starting this Friday and continuing weekly is LADIES AND EIGHTIES with DJs Shredded Beats and Captain Awesome. Ladies drink free all night, doors at 10pm, 18+, no cover before 11pm (after is $5 for girls and $10 for guys). 60 NE 11th St.

Opening night festivities include free Greek Wine, cheese and more and the show features original artwork inspired by Greek Myths from: Danielle Estefan / Dave Quiles / Duane Hosein / Greg Kletsel / Helena Garcia / Jeff (Dekal) Becker / Jesse Reklaw / Johannah O’Donnell / John Kissee / Johnny Winslow / Jon Hunt / Josh Sunshine / JR Linton / Keith Ciaramello / Kris Crews / Luis Diaz / MarcPaperScissors / Miss Kika / N! Satterfield / Natali Martinez / Rosemary Travale / Shane Weaver / Skot Olsen / Steve Whittenberger / Tatiana Suarez / Terribly Odd / AND MORE! 7 to 10pm, BEAR AND BIRD is inside/upstairs at TATE’S 4566 N. University Drive, Lauderhill.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 5th @ CIRCA28: CIRCA SATURDAYS, one of Miami’s most solid weekly dance parties with DJs Ray Milian, Johnnylove, Carlos Llanos and Jay spining all your favorite music to dance and chill to!! This week the ever-entertaining DOWN HOME SOUTHERNAIRES perform live!! Doors at 10pm, 21+, NO COVER. 2826 N Miami Ave.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 5th @ THE WHITE ROOM: PopLife returns as a weekly in a new venue with resident DJs Matt Cash, Induce, Aramis, Plot and guests. Doors at 10pm, $10 cover. 1306 N Miami Ave.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 6th @ CIRCA28: Edison Farrow presents SUGAR DADDY, every Sunday at Circa28!! 3 rooms, lounge, dance room, patio bar, tons of free street parking. DJ Gavin T spins funk, soul and dance hits for the boys. Doors at 9pm. 2826 N Miami Ave.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 6th @ 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.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 6th @ 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.

MONDAY, JANUARY 7th @ 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.

MONDAY, JANUARY 7th @ 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, 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.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9th @ 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!! This is really a great night with great people. Only $5 cover, doors at 8.30pm, curry ’til 10, music ends at 1. 18+ welcome. 5501 NE 2nd Ave.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9th @ 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, JANUARY 9th @ 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, JANUARY 9th @ BUCK15: Whocares presents Chelsea Social Club every Wednesday with DJs CONTRA and Jessica Who? 707 Lincoln Lane, Miami Beach.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9th @ STUDIO A: THE MAUSOLEUM, Wednesdays weekly at Studio A features DJs DRACULA’S DAUGHTER and CARLOS SAINT GERMAIN spinning dark music in English, Spanish, French and German… No cover, 18+, doors at 11pm. 60 NE 11th St.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 10th @ CHURCHILL’S: Come check out “FLICKER” – an awesome night of indie film, visual arts and live music!! Featuring the complete works of FRANCO PARENTE, student filmmakers ROMINA REY and ALEXA CARAVIA, visual artist MARINA MENDOZA (Figure M), DJs MIKE SIKE, HEATHER HOLIDAY and JAY MELETICHE, and live performances by KING BEE, AFROBETA, TERESO, and LOS BORACHOS EMPENADOS!! Doors at 9pm, 18+, $7 cover or $5 for students. 5501 NE 2nd Ave.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 12th @ DADELAND SOUTH METRORAIL STATION: The MIAMI CRITICAL MASS rides on!! The group will meet at the Dadeland South Metro-Rail Station, will be riding Down the bus lane parallel to US-1 cutting over at 152nd St to Old Cutler and then heading back. Should be a lovely ride!! 10am, 8300 S. Dixie Hwy. Full info at

SATURDAY, JANUARY 12th @ STUDIO A: MAYDAY!, FREEBASS 808, and GARCIA live with DJs KNS and DJ EFN!! Doors at 9pm, only $5. 60 NE 11th St.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 13th @ TATE’S: Free Japanese Snack Tasting!! Take the trek up to Broward (turnpike is the easiest) and be rewarded with tasty treats. If you’ve been to one of their Japanese Snack Tastings in the past you know they really offer a big variety of stuff to taste – salty, sweet and just plain weird!! This time around, there is going to be 5 different kinds of Pocky (!!) and a bunch of other yum yums as well. Don’t know what Pocky is? Come and find out, it’s great!! This is event is totally 100% FREE and fun. 2-4pm, free raffle for a gift bag of snacks will be given away at 4pm. 4566 N. University Drive, Lauderhill.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 15th @ SPIEGELWORLD: Miami’s own RAFFA AND RAINER perform live under the majestic Spiegeltent!! 10pm, $10. The Spigeltent is located at Collins Ave. and 21st St. Full schedule of events and info at

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16th @ BANK ATLANTIC CENTER: THE FOO FIGHTERS perform live!! With opening acts Jimmy Eat World and Against Me! Tickets $22.25-42.25 via Ticketmaster. 8pm. 2555 Panther Pkwy. Sunrise.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 17th @ 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.

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] Tickets via Ticketmaster. 1700 Washington Ave. Miami Beach.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 18th @ STUDIO A: AND THEN THERE WAS YOU Album Release Party with KINGSLEY, LIKE THE TV SHOW, BARELY BLIND, SPACE STATION FIVE and JACOB’S LADDER. Ages 18 and up, doors at 6pm, $7. 60 NE 11th St.

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.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 19th @ PARKWEST NIGHTCLUB: The Miami New Times celebrates it’s 20th Anniversary with ARTOPIA 08 – a giant multi-media event featuring live performances by AWESOME NEW REPUBLIC, RAFFA AND RAINER, and THE SPAM ALLSTARS, plus DJ Hottpants and The Deuce Crew, fashion shows by Kristina Ashley Swimwear, Rucht D’Oleo Designs, and U.D./Style Lab, silent shorts by Romance In A Can, live fashion vandalism by Ryan The Wheelbarrow, graffiti art by Crunk Punks, live art by Adam Schrimmer and more to be announced… Pre-sale tickets are $15 and available at Sweat Records right now, or you can pay $20 cash at the door. Performances start at 9pm, complimentary cocktails 9pm to 11pm. 21+. 30 NE 11th St. Full info at

SUNDAY, JANUARY 20th @ FILLMORE MIAMI BEACH AT JACKIE GLEASON THEATER: MARILYN MANSON performs live!! Tickets $37.50-53.50 via Ticketmaster. 1700 Washington Ave. Miami Beach.

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

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25th @ STUDIO A: SICK OF IT ALL and MADBALL live!! Doors at 5pm, tickets $16 via Ticketmaster. 60 NE 11th St.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 29th @ CULTURE ROOM: BEDOUIN SOUNDCLASH live with Westbound Train and Beat Union. Doors at 7.30pm, tickets $12 via Ticketmaster. 3045 N Federal Hwy. Ft. Lauderdale.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 29th @ STUDIO A: FOXY SHAZAM live with KARATE HIGH SCHOOL. All ages, doors at 6pm, $8 in advance, $10 at the door. 60 NE 11th St.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30th @ STUDIO A: DRIVER SIDE IMPACT, 4 LETTER LIE, BLINDED BLACK and SCHOOL BOY HUMOR. All ages, doors at 5.30pm, tickets $10 via Ticketmaster. 60 NE 11th St.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1st @ CHURCHILL’S: New Art School presents the “Death Is This Communion” US Tour featuring live performances by HIGH ON FIRE, A LIFE ONCE LOST, SAVIOURS and RWAKE!! Tickets available via Ticketweb. 5501 NE 2nd Ave.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2nd @ CHURCHILL’S: New Art School presents the reunion show of seminal SoFla punk band THE EAT (Alternative Tentacles)!! With guests JEANIE AND THE TITS, FRAULEIN, and PITCH BLACK RADIO. Doors at 8.30pm, $10.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2nd @ REVOLUTION: WEEN perform live!! Doors at 8pm, 18+, tickets via Ticketmaster. 200 W Broward Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2nd @ STUDIO A: GIRL TALK live with GRAND BUFFET and SKYMALL!! Tickets $17 in advance available through Ticketweb. Doors at 9pm. 60 NE 11th St.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11th @ HARD ROCK LIVE: CHRIS ROCK live!! 8pm, tickets $50-150 via Ticketmaster. 5747 Seminole Way, Hollywood, 33314.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12th @ @ SPIEGELWORLD: Miami’s own RAFFA AND RAINER perform live under the majestic Spiegeltent!! 10pm, $10. The Spigeltent is located at Collins Ave. and 21st St. Full schedule of events and info at

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8th @ FILLMORE MIAMI BEACH AT JACKIE GLEASON THEATER: THE GO-GO’s perform live!! Tickets $37.50-55.50 via Ticketmaster. 1700 Washington Ave. Miami Beach.

FRIDAY, MARCH 6th through SUNDAY, MARCH 9th @ BIG CYPRESS SEMINOLE INDIAN RESERVATION: It’s the 6th Annual LANGERADO MUSIC FESTIVAL!! They’ve moved locations in order to bring you a 4-day festival like no other!! The full band line-up is: Beastie Boys • R.E.M. • Phil Lesh & Friends • 311 • Matisyahu • Thievery Corporation • The Roots • Gov’t Mule • Ani DiFranco • Ben Folds • G. Love & Special Sauce • Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood • Built to Spill • The National • Les Claypool • Umphrey’s McGee • The Disco Biscuits • Keller Williams • Mickey Hart Band • STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector 9) • of Montreal • Robert Randolph & the Family Band • The Wailers • funky Meters • Citizen Cope • Antibalas • !!! • Dark Star Orchestra • Ozomatli • Sam Bush • Minus the Bear • Ghostland Observatory • Arrested Development • Blind Melon • Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars • The New Deal • Benevento Russo Duo • Perpetual Groove • Railroad Earth • Martin Sexton • The Avett Brothers • Grace Potter and the Nocturnals • The Walkmen • Dr. Dog • Indigenous • State Radio • Vampire Weekend • The Bad Plus • The Felice Brothers • Pelican • Yard Dogs Road Show • Brett Dennen • Earl Greyhound • The New Mastersounds • Dan Deacon • Josh Ritter • Pete Francis • Ryan Shaw • Blitzen Trapper • matt pond PA • The Dynamites feat. Charles Walker • Bassnectar • Balkan Beat Box • The Lee Boys • Shout Out Louds • Golem • The Wood Brothers • Busdriver • RAQ • Will Hoge • Spam Allstars • Phix • American Babies • Dead Confederate • The Heavy Pets • Backyard Tire Fire • The Postmarks • Steel Train • Hoots and Hellmouth • Jonah Smith • Pnuma Trio • Awesome New Republic • That 1 Guy • Trevor Hall • American Bang • School of Rock All-Stars. Whew!! Come by the day or camp out. Tickets available online or (soon!) at Sweat Records. Full info at

Sweat Records
5505 NE 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33137
12pm to 12am 7 days a week
Info: 305.758.5862 x5

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