It has been quite a week!! Lots to mention so please read on…
We’ve posted pictures from the aftermath in blogs on our myspace – myspace.com/sweatrecords. Coralmorphologic managed to resuscitate some of the lovely discosoma corals, the porcelain crab, and the 2 harlequin serpent stars so that’s nice!!
We had a cleaning party Monday night (many, many thanks to everyone who showed up and gave elbow grease) and opened back up Tuesday for our new monthly CASA DE HA-HA comedy night which was FANTASTIC!! Listen up folks – in addition to having tons of talented artists and musicians, Miami’s got some seriously hilarious up-and-coming comedians – we laughed away the weekend’s stress all night. Sweat was packed, it was definitely one of our best in-stores yet, and the next Casa is Tuesday, October 14th so mark your calendars.
Besides that the outpouring of support has been beyond amazing. We bust our butts year-round to bring Miami cool events, comprehensive show listings, and support for local culture and it’s so touching to know that it is appreciated. Giant, massive, squishy thanks to everyone who’s sent nice emails, written articles/blog posts/bulletins, donated time, cash, or equipment, and sent us positive thoughts. We love you back!!
There are a couple benefit shows coming up and we are so thankful – Churchill’s is putting one together on Sunday, and then Thursday the 25th at Churchill’s, come out for SWEAT RELIEF featuring live performances by JESSE JACKSON, ANIMALS OF THE ARCTIC, RAFFA & RAINER, THE DOWN HOME SOUTHERNAIRES and RACHEL GOODRICH!! *UPDATE* Just added: DINO FELIPE, ELECTRIC BUNNIES, LITTLE BEARD and TEE PEE!! Big ups to Jesse and the Animals for putting this together for us.
However, we are surely not the only ones who need help. Tonight at FRIDAYS AT THE VAGABOND, Sweat Records, the New Times, and The Vagabond are having a food/clothing/goods drive to benefit hurricane victims in Haiti!! Sadly, Afrobeta had to cancel at the last minute but we’ll be bringing you the same great Friday night dance party as always and we’ve got CHRIS VIDEO mixing your favorite music videos in the Garden!! So go through your pantries and closets, bring some items and get in for free all night, otherwise there’s a $5 cover from 11pm on. It’s Little Haiti helping Big Haiti tonight!!
Also, tomorrow at Vagabond HERCULES AND LOVE AFFAIR (DFA) are doing a special DJ set!! Their tracks are hot and the CD is Sweat’s #1 best-seller at the moment so don’t miss it. $10 pre-sale tickets are at www.wantickets.com
Sunday night the Black Mangrove Collective is hosting an in-store at Sweat featuring emcee OLMECA (LA) along with locals Laguardia, Ephniko and the Write Side Poets!! Fans of hip hop and spoken word should check this out fo sho.
We’ve been lent a projector so this week’s Music Movie Mondays features ONCE – a simple, beautiful music movie and love story about a busker in Ireland meeting an unlikely collaborator. It won an Oscar for the music and the soundtrack is a new classic so come out!! Seating is at 8.30pm and as a reminder, movie night is free.
By the way, we are still also an awesome coffee shop and record store!! Come in for organic lattes and new releases from Kings of Leon, Mogwai, TV on the Radio, Fleet Foxes, Cold War Kids, Raphael Saadiq, Thievery Corporation, Islands, Brightblack Morning Light, and many more. Our temporary hours are 6PM TO MIDNIGHT MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY until we get a little more settled.
Lolo, Jsin and the Sweat crew