Dear Friends,

Last week’s show with Joy Division cover band 3 ONE G at Vagabond was a huge success!! We’ll definitely be bringing them back down in the future and here’s a great review if you missed it: Last Night: 3 One G at The Vagabond

Tonight at FRIDAYS AT THE VAGABOND we’ve got a special live performance by AIRSHIP ROCKETSHIP!! A veritable supergroup of local musicians from other projects, Airship Rocketship will be playing their smooth new-wavey pop in the Garden at midnight. Check them out at At BACK DOOR BAMBY Saturday at Vagabond there is a tribute to Mr. Elvis Aaron Presley who left this earth 31 years ago to the day!! Come in your ’50s garb and get ready to shake your pelvis for Elvis…there’s even going to be a professional impersonator!!

The SWEAT BOOKS Book Club met a few days ago which means we’ve got a new selection!! In keeping with the times, we’ll be reading “The Audacity of Hope” by presidential candidate BARACK OBAMA!! Copies are available at Books & Books, and online for as little as $5. Read what the man has to say in his own words and meet with us to discuss it on Wednesday, October 8th at 8pm. Be there AND be square…

Lots of fresh and exciting new in-stores coming up!! Read below for the full list including origami workshops, some fantastic Music Movie Mondays, and our brand new monthly comedy night!! Here’s a bit more on what’s next:

Monday night is the WHOLPHIN SPECIAL EDITION of MUSIC MOVIE MONDAYS!! Wholphin is the DVD Magazine brought to you by the folks at esteemed yet silly literary journal McSweeney’s (founded by Dave Eggers, author of “A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius” – a previous Sweat Books selection). Films will include an animated short about a fake rock star taking on a heroin-addicted carnival monkey, Scottish 9-year-olds singing “Satan Rocks” at their country fair, Patton Oswald and David Byrne!! Seating is at 8pm and the flicks start at 8.30pm sharp. Read some awesome advance press HERE.

Wednesday, we’ve got a special musical treat. Uber-collector and DJ SOULMANJAN will be presenting some selections from his incredible collection of rare Northern Soul 45s!! Some of these vintage records are worth thousands of dollars a piece so come hear some original soul music that hasn’t been sampled… yet!! Starts at 8pm.

Last but not least, on Saturday, September 6th we’re having a giant party at Sweat to officially unveil the amazing “WALL OF IDOLATRY” mural that CP1 has been working on all summer!! There will be a show of canvas art by CP1 in the store, DJs, kegs, cupcakes and more!! Please mark your calendars and join us to celebrate this Sweat milestone.

Lolo, Jsin + the Sweat crew


*Go out and do stuff!*

08.15.08 Show: AIRSHIP ROCKETSHIP (at The Vagabond)

08.18.08 Music Movie Mondays: WHOLPHIN SPECIAL EDITION

08.20.08 Sweat Listening Session: RARE SOUL w/ DJ SoulManJan

08.22.08 Show: SWAMP VALVE (at The Vagabond)


08.25.08 Music Movie Mondays: THE DEVIL & DANIEL JOHNSTON

08.28.08 Show: BATTLE OF THE BANDS #3 feat. Electric Bunnies, Pots ‘n’ Pans, Sinister Smith, Airship Rocketship and TV Club (at MOCA)

08.29.08 Show: RAVELSTEIN (at The Vagabond)

09.01.08 Music Movie Mondays: AMERICAN HARDCORE

09.05.08 Radio: LOLO on South Florida Arts Beat, 1pm on WLRN 91.3 FM

09.06.08 CP1 “Wall of Idolatry” MURAL UNVEILING PARTY AT SWEAT!!

09.10.08 Sweat Krafts: ORIGAMI WITH SARA!!

09.16.08 COMEDY NIGHT at Sweat!! More info TBA…


10.03.08 Show: The Return of SAM FRIEND (at The Vagabond)

10.08.08 SWEAT BOOKS Book Club: Barack Obama “The Audacity Of Hope”