Ana Mendez’ TRIBUTE To Joe Meek Wed. 2/3

Don’t be fooled by Ana Mendez‘ tiny stature, she is a huge force of energy. She’s been performing and choreographing cutting-edge dance pieces around Miami for years and has a new show coming up on Wednesday that’s an homage to the life and death of legendary music producer Joe Meek!

Meek pioneered tons of studio techniques still used today and had a tumultuous life to say the least (you can read more about all that here).  He inspired everyone from Frank Black to Matmos, and Wednesday a TRIBUTE will be paid to him. His spirit will be evoked in a 30 minute performance of “absurd gesture and spatial exploration” by Ana and her all-male cast (including Psychic Youth, Inc. members artist Federico Nessi, Alex Puentes and Ricardo Guerrero from Animals Of The Arctic, Rick Diaz of hahahelp! and more), soundtracked by a custom reworking of Meek’s groundbreaking “I Hear A New World” by sound installation artist Richard Vergez, and featuring video-based scenic elements by Carlos Ascurra of Viking Funeral.

After the performance stay for live sets by Harry Merry (Netherlands), The Electric Bunnies, and Dino Felipe.  To sum it up, this is going to be insanely cool and you’d be a fool to pass it up, so go!  Full fliers and info after the jump.

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Astari Nites + Green Skies

This weekend two celestial groups will cross our paths… Tonight at The Vagabond, Miami’s ASTARI NITE will take the stage in the Main Room.  They’re celebrating the release of their new EP “True Romance” – the New Times wrote a great preview piece for the show, read it here and come out! Then Saturday night …

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Tonight: Wet Hot + Thursday: Nowhere

This week at Sweat we’ve got two ridiculously great, FREE movie screenings for your viewing pleasure… This Movie Monday, we’ll be playing 2001 cult comedy classic WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER!  Directed by The State alum David Wain, it featuring several of the cast members, along with hilarious performances by Janeane Garofalo, Chris Meloni and more.  …

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Fresh Newness/Store Updates

So, we’ve been a little quiet on the blog and Twitter lately (for us at least) but you know it’s not because we’re slacking…We’ve been working on ALL sorts of great new things for the store, including our brand new website and Event-O-Matic 2.0 that launches very, very soon!

Other recent developments at the shop include our fancy new price tags (that will tie in with our future webstore), a revamping of our clothing section (full post on that soon), an updated cafe menu now featuring Mexican Spiced Hot Chocolate and our new list of “Sweat Signature Drinks” that have developed over the years, AND (drum roll please) we’re taking credit cards again!

Not only that but we have been stocking the store hardcore with tons of new vinyl and the best new CDs.

Huge list of just some of the new titles and restocks after the jump (and yes, we’re trying to post these more often too!), but stop in and see us.  You’ll be pleasantly surprised.

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CONTEST: Make A Rachel Goodrich Music Video + Win $500!

Hey filmmakers – we’re excited to announce a new nationwide contest! Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to create a new video for “Light Bulb” by local all-star Rachel Goodrich.  She’s been touring all over, had the song used in a national Crayola commercial and is making waves with her shake-a-billy sound …

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BassHead’s Birthday Bass Battle With B. Rich

Guaranteed madness this Thursday at (((SHAKE)))!!! We’re celebrating the birthings of two of Miami’s favorite Aquarians, JUAN BASSHEAD and MR. FEATHERS. This Birthday Bass Battle Extravaganza features B. RICH (Party Like Us, Palms Out Sound) coming down from Pittsburgh, TRILL BASS with MC RICKY RAW from the ATL, WRECK, DISIDENTE + Get Low spitter MC …

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MLK Day Movie Mondays: The Night James Brown Saved Boston

Here at Sweat we’re happy to be celebrating MLK Day with a special Movie Mondays screening of the acclaimed documentary The Night James Brown Saved Boston! It tells the story about how James Brown took the stage at the Boston Garden one day after the tragic assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and helped …

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