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TREMENDOUS batch of new releases and restocks in at Ye Olde Record Shoppe.

Broken Social Scene – Forgiveness Rock Record LP

“The endlessly creative and surprisingly fluid Forgiveness Rock Record dispels any notion of opportunism by sticking to what the group does best: crafting clever, ramshackle, occasionally soaring bedroom pop songs (listen close for sirens) in a big expensive studio. Bolstered by a handful of evenly spaced, arena-sized rockers like “World Sick,” “Forced to Love,” “Ungrateful Little Father,” and “Water in Hell,” the remaining ten tracks flip through genres like a picture book, pausing only to pencil in the occasional instrumental, one of which (“Meet Me in the Basement,” with its huge strings and “guitarmonies”) elicits bigger goose bumps than some of the singalongs.” – allmusic

Deerhoof – Deerhoof VS. Evil LP

“The musical equivalent of hormones raging out of control, it explodes out of the speakers with its gawky triumph and inflamed sentimentality. These are songs that practically demand that you dance and sing along (however elastic the rhythms, or abrupt the melodies). To document their musical “coming-of-age” the band members could only trust themselves. Besides their cover of an obscure Greek film soundtrack instrumental (“Let’s Dance the Jet”), and a song done for NY artist Adam Pendleton’s documentary film installation BAND (“I Did Crimes for You”), these songs were completely self-recorded, mixed and mastered in practice spaces and basements with no engineers or outside input.” – Polyvinyl

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This Weekend @ Sweat

This weekend, Sweat hosts an exciting pair of live music in-stores. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18 The Legion of Psychedelic Doom presents a local showcase featuring the sputtering spastic space case “power” trio MEAT, garage rockers THE TICKS, folk/blues outfit ISRAEL, and M.R.S.A. FACEBOOK RSVP SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19 A one-two acoustic punch of punk-y, radical “riot-folk,” and Miami’s reigning …

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PERCUSSION CONFERENCE @ International Noise Conference 2011

For the past week, Florida (Jacksonville, St. Petersburg, and Gainesville) has been ablaze with circuit bent toys, one string guitars and every other form of damaged cacophony. Now it’s time for the main event: International Noise Conference 2011.

Thursday night, get your eardrums warmed up with PERCUSSION CONFERENCE 2011. CALLING ALL DRUMMERS: Report to the back patio at Churchill’s Pub @ 11PM. All forms of percussion – digital or analog, conventional or experimental – are welcome.

Click the jump after the, ahem, “lo-fi” flyer below for lotsa info on INC 2011.

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This Saturday, Sweat hosts ON DARKNESS, a small showcase curated by black metal trio Slashpine featuring sounds of the grim and gristly. This will be Slasphine‘s first show after an extended period of regrouping, writing new material, and recording for a forthcoming 7”. Facebook RSVP

Dracula, an acoustic cover band that uniquely personalize their renditions, have been nailing a recent string of in-store performances at Sweat, and we’re excited to see their set continue to develop and evolve. MEAT are a new-ish Miami no wave pop trio that have been making waves in the local scene, bombarding Theatre De Underground at Churchill’s and bumming out squares at the Miami Beach Convention center. Videos of all three acts after the jump.


Future Funk/Lazer Disco @ Bardot

Tomorrow night, Bardot hosts a special performance by PSYCHIC MIRRORS, a massive, 10-piece funk/latin/disco ensemble featuring a large cast of veteran Miami musicians (related projects include Kabuki Iron Kolors, Capsule, The Heartstrings, and many, many more). If you saw them last year at The Vagabond, you know this supergroup puts on a show packed to the …

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Jai-Alai Magazine @ Sweat

Sweat is proud to announce that we are the inaugural pick-up/drop-off site for Jai-Alai Magazine, a new Miami-based, hyper-collaborative literary publication. Featuring poetry, fiction, essays and black&white photography, Jai-Alai is produced by University of Wynwood Press. Each issue will be sold in artist-designed drop-boxes that double as the magazine’s submission system. These drop-boxes are the only way …

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This Just In: BOOKS (Yes, Books)

The Sweat bookshelf is in full-bloom with restocks of classics (Vice Magazine Guides, Scam Anthologies, American Hardcore, Thurston Moore’s No Wave book, and way more) as well as some really great new titles: Joy Division (Kevin Cummins) ATTN: Fans of eye candy & ephemera (and, of course, Joy Division). Last Gasp: “The definitive look at …

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