Baseliciousness + David Byrne Giveaway!!

Dear friends,

Last week’s ’80s Prom was truly, truly, truly outrageous. OUTEREACH once again killed it with some amazing ’80s covers and everyone looked beyond fabulous. You can view 2 huge galleries of radical photos on – one of the party and another from the signature photo booth – and make sure to mark your calendars for November 25th, 2009 for next year’s Prom!!

ART BASEL is in full swing in Miami!! Here are some great suggestions of things to check out…

*Friends With You‘s “Fun House” at SCOPE…it’s a giant bounce-house extravaganza!!

*A whole weekend of events based on “The Visionary Art of ALEX GREY” at 7th Circuit Studios up by Sweat!! You may recognize Grey’s works from many TOOL album covers and the man himself will be painting live. Also at 7th Circuit, a special “zero-edge” installation tank featuring priceless sea creatures from Coralmorphologic!! We’ve got tickets in the shop for the weekend’s festivities, and the full info is here:

*Around the corner from that tonight, check out “Of Sound And Vision” at Honor Roll Studios curated by Aja Albertson and featuring some great local artists

*And around the corner from that on Saturday is “Miami Art In Action” at the News Lounge featuring CP1 (Sweat’s famous muralist!), Krave and LEBO painting live!

*Live bands and classic punk/indie rock flier art at the “Kill Your Idols” space in the Design District, info at

*Gen Art‘s “Vanguard” Art Fair at Charcoal Studios is sure to be visually incredible (and a great party)

*VENETIAN SNARES returns to Miami Saturday night at Black Sheep Bar (formerly Laundry Bar) – pre-sales at Sweat!!

*Black Mangrove Collective’s show “SWARM” at Studio 1415 in North Miami

*Last but not least PREFUSE73 (Warp) and ELLIOTT LIPP performing live on Sunday at Heathrow!! Good stuff.

On to Sweat’s events, and beyond!!

Tonight at FRIDAYS AT THE VAGABOND we’ve got a scintillating art installation of “the world’s largest lite-brite” – we’re not kidding folks! This thing is huge… To make the party even bigger we’ve got a special guest DJ set by electro-superstar TOMMIE SUNSHINE and a live performance by Miami’s own MODERNAGE!! You know where to go…

Next Tuesday night is December’s CASA DE HA-HA!! It’s been getting bigger and better and funnier every month so come on out. Starts at 9pm and is FREE!!

Wednesday the 10th the SWEAT BOOKS BOOK CLUB meets to discuss “World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War” by Max Brooks. We’ve gotten a great response from people who’ve read it and loved it so meet us at 8pm to discuss – we’ll have some coffee and talk…

Next Friday at Vagabond we’ve got a special solo performance from JOHN HANCOCK of ANR!! He’ll be releasing his new album “Antenna Death” for free on the ‘net that day so come out and hear it live.

And here’s what you’ve been waiting for!! We are giving away a pair of tickets to next Saturday’s DAVID BYRNE concert at the Fillmore!! To enter, email with your suggestion for how we can improve Sweat Records. We are always looking to serve you better and love feedback so get creative (but be realistic!) and the best suggestion will win the tickets!! We’ll announce the winner in next week’s email and the deadline is 5pm Monday.

Much love,
Lolo, Jsin and the Sweat crew