Long time no see! As you might imagine we’ve been busy around here… Thanks to everyone’s help we finally got a kick-ass security/alarm system installed in the store! Up next, a second-hand store computer and a new AQUARIUM!!
Well, well, well… There are events coming out of our ears in the next week so here’s a quick rundown:
-Tonight at FRIDAYS AT THE VAGABOND we are psyched to present a newer Miami band called AXE AND THE OAK!! Highly recommended if you dig goodness like early Cure, Nick Cave and Jesus and Mary Chain (tunes at myspace.com/axeandtheoak). Showtime is midnight in the Garden and is followed by our awesome DJs spinning tunes til 5 in the morning.
-Saturday night is PURE IMAGINATION LIVE at Sweat!! This is the 4th installment of this awesome spoken word/storytelling/live music event and it kicks off around 9.30 so stop by after gallery-hopping…
-Monday night is the debut of local film CLOSING TIME at Music Movie Mondays!! This film peeps into the lives and artworks a slew of esteemed Miami artists, musicians and creatives. Starts at 8pm.
-And let’s not forget Tuesday which is the 2nd monthly CASA DE HA-HA STAND-UP COMEDY SHOWCASE at Sweat!! The first one was freakin’ packed and freakin’ hilarious so come out and catch some of Miami’s best working and up-and-coming comics. Starts at 9pm.
-Last but not least, next Thursday the 16th is the debut of a brand new weekly party we’re happy to be a part of!! (((SHAKE))) is a real live hip hop party brought to you by Que Pasa M.I.A., Sweat and The Vagabond and it’s Miami to the MAX. Expect food, fun, and muchas sorpresas every week and classic/new school hip hop spun late into the night by residents Doormouse, Mike Deuce and special guests!!
Besides all the events, we’ve also got a TON of RIDICULOUSLY AWESOME RECORDS just in at the store. Pick up new LPs and reissues from: Kraftwerk, The Flaming Lips, Islands, Joanna Newsom, Dungen, Tortoise, Primal Scream, LCD Soundsystem, Velvet Underground, Cocorosie, Elliott Smith, Otto Von Schirach, Lali Puna, DJ Qbert, Rufus Wainwright, Scott Walker, Sonic Youth, MGMT, Soul Jazz Records and MUCH MORE. Also back in stock: the Friends With You MALFI dolls and MAP Magazine Issue No.5!!
Finally on a sadder note, a good person in the Miami music scene tragically passed away on Wednesday. ALEX DEL BUENO will be truly missed and there’s a big fundraiser next week to help his family with funeral expenses. It’s on Friday, October 17th at Churchill’s so please make it out if you can.
Much love and be safe,
Lolo, Jsin and the Sweat crew