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Friday, February 15, 2008

Sam Friend + International Noise Conference!!

Dear Friends,

Tonight at Sweat we are proud to present a special in-store performance by local musician SAM FRIEND!! His sweet, mellow tracks have won us over and we're happy to host him on our stage. It's also the official CD release party for his new album so come out, see it live and snag a copy!! This event starts at 9pm.

Also on our block this weekend, the annual INTERNATIONAL NOISE CONFERENCE goes down at Churchill's!! This yearly event attracts noise maestros and fans from all over the world for 3 nights of noise with only 3 rules - no droning, no laptops and no mixer boards!! The result is earplug-worthy music and performance art at it's finest. It's totally free so check it out tonight and Saturday!! Full schedule of performers at http://squelchers.net/inc.htm

Btw, you can now find us on FACEBOOK!! Simply search for Sweat Records and become a fan.

More upcoming events (and some WMC previews) coming next week...

Cheers,
Lolo, Jsin + the Sweat crew


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UPCOMING LOCAL EVENT GOODNESS:

(If your event is not in here send one email to lolo [at] sweatrecordsmiami [dot] com with the flier image and all the info. It's that simple.)


NOW THROUGH SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17th @ COLLINS PARK: SPIEGELWORLD descends upon Miami!! The "world's most beautiful traveling venue" plays host to their original show ABSINTHE (think a racier Cirque Du Soleil!) and Gazillionaire's Late Nite Lounge, among other live music, performance, and dance events. Every Friday AQUABOOTY takes over!! Presented by The Raleigh Hotel. This place really must be seen to be believed. The Spigeltent is located at Collins Ave. and 21st St. Full schedule of events and info at www.spiegelworld.com

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14th through SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16th: Rat Bastard and Co. present the annual INTERNATIONAL NOISE CONFERENCE!! This yearly event attracts noise maestros and fans from all over the world for 3 nights of noise with only 3 rules - no droning, no laptops and no mixer boards!! The result is earplug-worthy music and performance art at it's finest. No cover all three nights. 5501 NE 2nd Ave. http://squelchers.net/inc.htm

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15th @ SWEAT RECORDS: Sweat is proud to present a live in-store performance by SAM FRIEND!! He'll be playing his mellow, folky pop on the Sweat stage so come out!! It's also the CD release party for his new album "Secure and Fastened For Daisy Buchanan" so you'll be able to pick up a copy tonight. 9pm, FREE!! 5505 NE 2nd Ave. www.sweatrecordsmiami.com

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15 @ COCOWALK: Three of Miami's top urban artists Alex Yanes, J.Bellicchi aka FiftyThree and iSoy! have joined forces to open ALT SPACE ART GALLERY, a vibrant gallery space inside CocoWalk in the heart of Coconut Grove. The grand opening event will feature the sounds of local electro group AFROBETA and DJ Gianni Cash. Alt Space features the colorful and distinctive work of these homegrown artists in a 'street chic' atmosphere complete with rustic black floors, hand-built crate walls and a pink TV in the window. Not your everyday gallery, Alt Space aims to attract a new (and younger) generation of Miami art enthusiasts. 8PM, 3015 Grand Avenue, Suite 235 (2nd floor of CocoWalk). Coconut Grove. FREE!

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15th @ PS14: MARQUIS ADORA perform live followed by DJ MATT CASH and friends!! 10pm, 28 NE 14th St. www.ps14.com

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15th @ CRAZY 8s: If you're in the 954, check out the weekly Friday party HEATER!! Sounds by Sean Weeks, The Commissioner, JohnVincent, Marvelous Kendall and guests, visuals by Dark Intersection, photos by Michael Turpin, plus patio bar with pool tables, drink specials and more!! 18 and up, 21 to drink. 4 W. Las Olas Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale. myspace.com/heaterparty

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15th @ STUDIO A: Friday nights weekly is LADIES AND EIGHTIES with DJs Shredded Beats and Captain Awesome. Ladies drink free all night, doors at 10pm, 18+, no cover before 11pm (after is $5 for girls and $10 for guys). 60 NE 11th St. www.studioamiami.com

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16th @ LEGION PARK: Come to the UPPER EASTSIDE GREEN MARKET!! More than 20 vendors wil be selling fresh fruits and vegetables, cut flowers, orchids, plants and trees, local honey, imported ethnic products, fresh baked bread, handmade soaps, potpourri, tropical jams and preserves, plus cooking demonstrations and horticultural highlights. Hell yeah! Continues every Saturday through March 15th!! 9am to 3pm, Biscayne Boulevard + 66th St. Vendor info call 305.775.2166

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16th @ BEAR AND BIRD GALLERY: The Bear and Bird Gallery presents "Beautiful Mutants" - a solo show by MARK MOTHERSBAUGH of DEVO!! The show is "a study of humans via symmetry using photos both recent and vintage. Images pulled from man's past... then corrected into sickeningly beautiful beings." Opening night festivities include wine, cheese, and The Most Powerful Healing Muzik in the Entire World... 7-10pm. Show runs through March 16th in the Bear and Bird Gallery upstairs at Tate's Comics. 4566 N. University Drive, Lauderhill. www.bearandbird.com, www.mutatovisual.com

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16th @ PINK GHOST: Pink Ghost presents "From The Depths..." an art show featuring new and old works by NATHAN LUMM. 7pm to 11pm, 21 W Las Olas Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale. www.pinkghost.net

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16th @ THE WHITE ROOM: Poplife presents a live performance by CASIOTONE FOR THE PAINFULLY ALONE with special guest DEAR NORA!! Followed by DJs Matt Cash, Induce, and Aramis. Doors at 9pm. 1306 N Miami Ave. www.epoplife.com

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16th @ BLACK MANGROVE COLLECTIVE: The Miami Answer Coalition presents LYRICAL REVOLT #2!! Features include actresses/poets from the Vagina Monologues, live painting, visual artists, live music by Raffa + Rainer, Sir No Sir, Wordsmith, the Jester, and a ton of speakers from local activist organizations. $5 cover and free beer!! 8pm to midnight, 510 NE 62nd St. myspace.com/blackmangrove

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16th @ ALLIGATOR ALLEY: THE LIVID KITTENS live with PSYCHO DAISIES and FRAULEIN!! 1321 E Commercial Blvd. Oakland Park.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16th @ PS14: State of the Art and Unbreak present MERGE: LIVE ART + MUSIC featuring performances by ARTOFFICIAL, OUTEREACH, and KEYRATS plus live art by Reinier Gamboa, Neranjan Venom, Alex AB Barrera and Lady of the Monkey Village, and DJs Stravinsky and Stell*r!! 18+ welcome, doors at 10pm. 28 NE 14th St.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16th @ DADA: MAP OF THE UNIVERSE perform live with DJ Richard V playing other people's music... No cover, 10.30pm. 52 N Swinton Ave. Delray.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17th @ RADIO-ACTIVE RECORDS: Radio-Active presents a free, all ages Punk Rock Round-Up Sunday Matinee!! Live performances by THE 1%, JOLLY BADFELLOW, THE WHANGS, MUTE ISSUE, THE DIRTY BOXES, 22ND BASE and THE LIVVERS. Starts at noon. 1930-B East Sunrise Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale. myspace.com/radio_active_records

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17th @ WVUM 90.5 FM: Tune into WVUM for PURE IMAGINATION, Miami's best radio-drama featuring darkly humorous original stories read over hypnotic loops by local musicians!! Fans of "This American Life", McSweeney's and more will love this. Pure Imagination airs Sundays at 6.15pm on WVUM 90.5 FM. Info and episodes up at myspace.com/pureimaginationshow

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17th @ PURDY LOUNGE: I Am Your Villain presents CHOCOLATE SUNDAYS with DJs Doormouse, Induce, Contra and rotating others spinning hip hop in the front, and Ray Milian, Jessica Who?, Danny Ashe and guests do it up indie/80s in the back. No cover, 21+. 1811 Purdy Ave. Miami Beach. www.myspace.com/iamyourvillain

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17th @ THE STANDARD: Every Sunday come out for LOVE LIFE with bingo, chillin' and music by DJs Induce and Matt Cash. 8pm, 40 Island Ave. Miami Beach. www.standardhotel.com

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17th @ NOCTURNAL: Wildlife Sundays presents MAURIZIO + DANYELINO with resident DJ NOVA!! A must for techno-lovers... Doors at 10pm. 50 NE 11th St.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18th @ JAZID: Every Monday night in Jazid's upstairs lounge check out ONE MIC MONDAY, hosted by Magen Melancholy & Co. Local, non-commercial, old school hip hop, soul and funk by resident DJ Name Brand, Mr. Alvarez and guests, and live painting on female canvas by MXYTSPLYK!! Doors at 11pm, no cover. 1342 Washington Ave. myspace.com/onemicmonday

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18th @ LAUNDRY BAR: Workmens Miami presents MIXTAPE MONDAYS with DJANE, DJ Lean Rocker and DJ Engineer spinning hip hop, funk and soul every Monday night. No cover, 721 Lincoln Ln. Miami Beach. www.laundrybarmiami.com

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18th @ LOVEHATE: Check out the LONELY HEARTS CLUB, hosted by Mr. Misery and The Colonel. Edwin Adams and Mr. Brown kick it ooold skool spinning jazz, blues, soul, hip hop and beyond. Doors at 9pm, 423 Washington Ave.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19th @ GOLD COAST ROLLER RINK: Roll out to INTOXISKATE every Tuesday!! DJ Misha of VooDoo Lounge spins the hits, plus cheap drinks, arcade games, videos and more!! 8pm to 2am, $4 entry, $2 skate rental. 2604 Federal Hwy. Ft. Lauderdale. myspace.com/intoxiskate

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19th @ JAZID: THE ATTIC is a merger of art, music and culture every Tuesday night upstairs at Jazid!! Local artists such as LEBO, We_rd F_ckr and more do live installations to the sounds of resident DJs Mike Deuce, Ray Milian and weekly guests. Doors at 11pm, no cover. myspace.com/theatticmiami

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19th @ BUCK15: Every week check out TAKEOUT TUESDAY with awesome rotating DJs like DJ CRAZE, TOM LAROC, CONTRA, DOORMOUSE, INDUCE, SEAMSTARR, SAFE STADICK and KEEN ONE!! Hosted by Keen with 2-for-1 drinks 11 to 1am. No cover, doors at 10pm. 770 Lincoln Lane.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20th @ SWEAT RECORDS: Sweat presents LOCAL AUTHOR SHOWCASE NIGHT!! Tonight, local author TONY KAPEL presents his two self-published works - "A Letter to the Parents Of" and the recent "What Now What Next"!! Plus tunes by DJ Oly, Q&A session with the author and refreshments. 8pm, all ages, free!! 5505 NE 2nd Ave. www.sweatrecordsmiami.com

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20th @ CHURCHILL'S: Check out Raffa and Rainer's weekly acoustic showcase - CAN YOU ROCK A LITTLE SOFTER? Each week check out talented local and national featured acts from 9.30 to midnight, with an hour of open mic before and after. It also deliciously coincides with Curry Night at Churchill's so come hungry!! This is really a great night with nice people and solid music. Only $5 cover, doors at 8.30pm, curry 'til 10, music ends at 1. 18+ welcome. 5501 NE 2nd Ave. myspace.com/cyrals

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20th @ TOBACCO ROAD: Tobacco Road presents BLAGGARDS (Austin, TX) live!! A must-see for fans of The Pogues, Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphys, etc. Doors at 9pm. 626 S Miami Ave. www.tobacco-road.com

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20th @ PS14: Every Wednesday I Am Your Villain presents FINGER LICK'N featuring DJs Hugo and Stravinsky, BBQ and special events. Doors at 10pm. 28 NE 14th St.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20th @ JAZID: Check out GRAND GROOVE... Funk, hip-hop, soul and rare grooves provided by DJs Mr. Brown, DJANE, Sire Esq., Lumin, Kems and guests. No cover + weekly drink specials! 10pm to 3am, 1342 Washington Ave. Miami Beach.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20th @ STUDIO A: THE MAUSOLEUM, Wednesdays weekly at Studio A features DJs DRACULA'S DAUGHTER and CARLOS SAINT GERMAIN spinning dark music in English, Spanish, French and German... No cover, 18+, doors at 11pm. 60 NE 11th St. myspace.com/mausoleumclub

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20th @ CANELA CAFE: The talented, infamous JESSE JACKSON performs live every Wednesday!! 190 NE 46th St. myspace.com/jessejackson

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20th @ ABRAXAS: LUSH is every Wednesday night at Abraxas and features indie rock, Britpop and live performances. Hosted by Mr. Ashe and Diego Escobar. No cover, 21+. 407 Meridian Ave.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21st @ THE MIAMI ART MUSEUM: The third Thursdays of every month check out the JAM @ MAM - "happy hour with an artful twist" featuring art, music, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. 5-8.30pm, museum members free, non-members $10. 101 West Flagler St. miamiartmuseum.org

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21st @ THE UPPER EASTSIDE GARDEN: Every Thursday come see a sunset movie at JANUS FILMS NIGHT at the lovely Upper Eastside Garden!! Tickets are $7 per person and includes picnic mats or seats in the garden, a bag of popcorn, and a drink. The schedule of upcoming featured films listed on their website includes classics by Antonioni, Gilliam and Godard, and continues through May so look it up!! The garden opens at 5pm, the film starts at 8pm. 7244 Biscayne Blvd. www.uppereastsidegarden.com

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21st @ ONENINETY: JESSE JACKSON performs live every Thursday at this fantastic local restaurant. Nicely priced wine and beer and the kitchen's open late. 26 NE 54th St. www.oneninetyrestaurant.com

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21st @ THE RALEIGH: Alchemical Courtyard and Courtyard Music present MOON OVER MIAMI - a monthly full moon celebration - featuring a live performance by FITZROY!! Plus DJ Omar, tarot card readings, henna art, absinthe, and complimentary Aztec and Parisienne hot cocoa elixirs from Vosges Haut Chocolate!! 9pm to 2am, $10 cover. 1775 Collins Ave. www.raleighhotel.com

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21st @ UNIVERSITY CENTER ARENA (NOVA SOUTHEASTERN): HELLOGOODBYE perform live with opening acts THE JEAN MARIE and KINGSLEY!! Tickets $17.50 available via Ticketmaster. 3301 College Ave. Davie, 33314.

THURSDAY,FEBRUARY 21st @ ABRAXAS: Check out weekly party APT. 407 at Abraxas Lounge. Resident DJ Chris Mora (Off The Radar blog) and friends spin classics and soon-to-be-classics. No cover, 11pm to 5am, huge beer and wine selection, free weekly champagne toast for all in attendance at 1am. 407 Meridian Ave. www.myspace.com/apt407miami

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21st @ THE POORHOUSE: For a solid good time in the 954, check out ADD ADAPTER Thursdays at The Poorhouse. DJs Cabello, Mitzie and special guests spin mish mash and what nots... 10pm, no cover. 110 SW 3rd Ave. Downtown Ft. Lauderdale.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21st @ LAUNDRY BAR: GHETTO BLASTER every Thursday with DJs HAVIKEN HAYES, KARAKTER, D'JANE and more. No cover, 721 N Lincoln Ln. Miami Beach. myspace.com/laundrybar, myspace.com/toughtitty

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22nd @ SWEAT RECORDS: South Florida Palestinian Solidarity presents a FILM SCREENING + DISCUSSION on non-violence and the joint struggle for peace and justice. See the award-winning documentary film OCCUPATION 101 and stay for a panel discussion featuring people close to the cause. 7.30pm, FREE. 5505 NE 2nd Ave. www.sweatrecordsmiami.com

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd @ UPPER EASTSIDE GARDEN: The Upper Eastside Garden is proud to unveil it's newest Mini Golf Hazard/Sculpture by local artist AJA ALBERTSON, with live music by AUNT DRACULA!! $10 cover gets you music, putt-putt and free Grolsch beer. 7pm to 11pm. 7244 Biscayne Blvd. www.uppereastsidegarden.com

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd @ STUDIO A: Come to an early matinee show featuring GUAJIRO, LA VIEJA GUARDIA, DATE, LIFE OF SEALS, GLASS BULLETS, MALT LIQUOR RIOT and special guests EL PICHY!! Guajiro will also be filming a video... Doors at 4pm, first band at 5pm, $7. 60 NE 11th St. www.studioamiami.com

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd @ PS14: Switch and Sweat present a first-ever South Florida live performance by VENETIAN SNARES (Planet Mu)!!!! With OTTO VON SCHIRACH (Ipecac/Schematic) + THE VOODOO WITCH DOCTOR + YOUNGER SISTER OF PIMP QUEETOE, plus DJs DOORMOUSE, BURN and DRACULA'S DAUGHTER!! Hosted by Notorious Nastie. Tickets $15 in advance available at Sweat Records, Books & Books (Lincoln Rd.), Uncle Sam's or ps14.com/tickets. 28 NE 14th St.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd @ RIVIERA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: EarthSave Miami presents a VEGAN POTLUCK with guest speaker Will Tuttle, Ph.D., author of "The World Peace Diet" with a talk entitled "Eating For Peace: Hidden Roots of War and Injustice." Please bring a vegan dish (no animal products, eggs, dairy, honey, hydrogenated oils or chemical additives - if you're unsure an organic green salad or fresh fruit is fine!!) that will serve 8-10 and your own place setting. Free to EarthSave members and first-timers, $5 for non-members. 6.30pm. 5275 Sunset Drive. South Miami.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd @ THE WHITE ROOM: Poplife presents a live performance by Mr. Miami himself - JOSE EL REY!! Followed by DJs Matt Cash, Induce, and Aramis. Doors at 10pm. 1306 N Miami Ave. www.epoplife.com

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd @ AREA 7 MUSIC + ALE (formerly Duck Soup): CityLink and Trigger Finger Productions present THE BATTLE FOR BEERFEST!! 13 bands compete for the opportunity to play at City Link's annual Beerfest. 8pm to 3am, $10 for 18+, $5 for 21+ and $20 all you can drink well and draft all night. 3809 N Powerline Rd. Oakland Park 33309.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24th @ CHURCHILL'S: TORCHE returns to South Florida for a live performance with special guests THE JACUZZI BOYS, WATERFORD LANDING, and TONGUE OF THE HEARTWORM - hell yeah!!!! 8pm, 5501 NE 2nd Ave. www.churchillspub.com

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24th @ PURDY LOUNGE: This Chocolate Sunday, catch DJ CRAZE in the hometown stop on his North American Tour!! Celebrate the release of his new mix in the Fabric Live series!! No cover, 21+. 1811 Purdy Ave. Miami Beach. www.djcraze.com

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25th @ STUDIO A: It's the return of NASTIE'S FEMALE WRESTLING with live music by OTTO VON SCHIRACH, MAD MARTIGAN and CRACKWHORE SWEETHEARTS, DJs Doormouse and Alan Ash, and hosted by Notorious Nastie himself... Doors at 8pm. 60 NE 11th St. www.studioamiami.com

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27th @ SWEAT RECORDS: The SWEAT BOOKS Book Club meets to discuss "Bedroom Secrets of the Master Chefs" by Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting, The Acid House, Filth, etc.)!! 8pm, all bookworms welcome!! Be there and be square. 5505 NE 2nd Ave. www.sweatrecordsmiami.com

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28th @ THE STANDARD: Every 4th Thursday, enjoy conscious music and networking at THE STANDARD. Natural and organic treats. Come take a tranquil journey with music from DJ Inga Ambrosia. Enjoy the spa for $10 which includes sauna, turkish bath, steam room, jacuzzi and pool. Network with environmentally friendly folks. 7pm - 11pm, 40 Island Ave. Miami Beach. www.standardhotel.com, www.ingaambrosia.com

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 29th @ MANUEL ARTIME THEATER: The Rhythm Foundation and Poplife present JOSE GONZALEZ (Domino Records) live with special guest MIA DOI TODD!! Don't miss this!! Advance tickets are $16 through groovetickets.com and local outlets, or $21 at the door. Doors at 8pm, 900 SW 1st St. Miami. www.therhythmfoundation.com, www.epoplife.com

SATURDAY, MARCH 1st @ BAYFRONT PARK AMPHITHEATER: Bob Marley Movement of Jah People and 103.5 The Beat presents THE 15TH ANNUAL CARIBBEAN FESTIVAL featuring live performances by Stephen Marley, Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley, Julian Marley and more!! Tickets are $45 and available at Sweat Records!! 301 N Biscayne Blvd. www.bobmarleymovement.com

SATURDAY, MARCH 1st @ STUDIO A: Slammie and Studio A present WHOLE WHEAT BREAD, FALLEN FROM THE SKY, FTN and MUG!! All ages, doors at 6pm, tickets $10 in advance or $12 at the door. 60 NE 11th St. www.studioamiami.com

FRIDAY, MARCH 6th through SUNDAY, MARCH 9th @ BIG CYPRESS SEMINOLE INDIAN RESERVATION: It's the 6th ANNUAL LANGERADO MUSIC FESTIVAL!! They've moved locations in order to bring you a 4-day festival like no other!! The full band line-up is: Beastie Boys • R.E.M. • Phil Lesh & Friends • 311 • Matisyahu • Thievery Corporation • The Roots • Gov't Mule • Ani DiFranco • Ben Folds • G. Love & Special Sauce • Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood • Built to Spill • The National • Les Claypool • Umphrey's McGee • The Disco Biscuits • Keller Williams • Mickey Hart Band • STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector 9) • of Montreal • Robert Randolph & the Family Band • The Wailers • funky Meters • Citizen Cope • Antibalas • !!! • Dark Star Orchestra • Ozomatli • Sam Bush • Minus the Bear • Ghostland Observatory • Arrested Development • Blind Melon • Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars • The New Deal • Benevento Russo Duo • Perpetual Groove • Railroad Earth • Martin Sexton • The Avett Brothers • Grace Potter and the Nocturnals • The Walkmen • Dr. Dog • Indigenous • State Radio • Vampire Weekend • The Bad Plus • The Felice Brothers • Pelican • Yard Dogs Road Show • Brett Dennen • Earl Greyhound • The New Mastersounds • Dan Deacon • Josh Ritter • Pete Francis • Ryan Shaw • Blitzen Trapper • matt pond PA • The Dynamites feat. Charles Walker • Bassnectar • Balkan Beat Box • The Lee Boys • Shout Out Louds • Golem • The Wood Brothers • Busdriver • RAQ • Will Hoge • Spam Allstars • Phix • American Babies • Dead Confederate • The Heavy Pets • Backyard Tire Fire • The Postmarks • Steel Train • Hoots and Hellmouth • Jonah Smith • Pnuma Trio • Awesome New Republic • That 1 Guy • Trevor Hall • American Bang • School of Rock All-Stars. Whew!! Come by the day or camp out. Tickets available online or (soon!) at Sweat Records. Full info at www.langerado.com

THURSDAY, MARCH 6th @ PS14: SELF RUN WILL perform live with special guests LIARBIRDS (Milwaukee). 28 NE 14th St. www.ps14.com

SATURDAY, MARCH 8th @ CULTURE ROOM: THE ENGLISH BEAT perform live!! With opening act RX BANDITS. Tickets $19.99 via Ticketmaster. 8pm, 3045 N Federal Hwy. Ft. Lauderdale. www.cultureroom.net

SATURDAY, MARCH 8th @ PURGATORY: Fetish Factory presents their monthly ALTER EGO FETISH PARTY with DJs, performances, and lots of kinky friends!! This one is medical-themed so bust out those stethoscopes... Strict dress code - rubber, vinyl, leather, gothic, fetish glam, cyber erotic, kinky drag, victorian, uniform, or ultra-formal so play dress up. 18+ welcome, $10 in advance, $15 online or $20 at the door. Purgatory (formerly The Saint) is at 1000 W SR-84. Full info at www.thefetishparty.com

SATURDAY, MARCH 8th @ STUDIO A: JUNK SCIENCE features live music from ARTOFFICIAL, BACHACO and AMNESTY with DJ Stravinsky spinning all night. All ages, doors at 6pm, $10. 60 NE 11th St. www.studioamiami.com

MONDAY, MARCH 10th @ STUDIO A: Slammie and Studio A present STRIKE ANYWHERE, THE RIVERBOAT GAMBLERS, COLISEUM, and MODERN DAY 84!! All ages, doors at 7pm, tickets $12 in advance. 60 NE 11th St. www.studioamiami.com

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12th @ REVOLUTION: THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS perform live!! Doors at 7pm, 14+, tickets via Ticketmaster. 200 W Broward Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale. www.jointherevolution.net

SATURDAY, MARCH 22nd @ AMERICAN AIRLINES ARENA: JAY-Z and MARY J. BLIGE perform live!! Tickets on sale soon via Ticketmaster. 601 Biscayne Blvd.

SATURDAY, MARCH 22nd @ TOBACCO ROAD: Ploppy Palace Productions presents the 5th ANNUAL EVERGLADES AWARENESS BENEFIT CONCERT!! As a testament to the diversity of supporters for this cause, there will be a broad variety of musical styles including jazz, rock, folk, traditional Peruvian, vocal harmonies, melodic keyboards, Latin, funk, hip hop, experimental, tribal rhythms, world beat fusion, psychedelic grooves and various interactive jams. Plus, spoken word, live art, DVD slide show, speakers and advocates, and tables from a variety of community organizations. 4pm to 3am, $10. 626 S Miami Ave. Full info at myspace.com/evergladesawareness

FRIDAY, APRIL 4th @ STUDIO A: TOKYO POLICE CLUB perform live!! With opening act Eagle Seagull. ALL AGES, doors at 6pm. 60 NE 11th St. www.studioamiami.com

SATURDAY, APRIL 5th @ CULTURE ROOM: Formerly Manitoba... CARIBOU (Domino Records) performs live!! With opening act F*CK BUTTONS. Tickets via Ticketmaster. 8pm, 3045 N Federal Hwy. Ft. Lauderdale. www.cultureroom.net

SATURDAY, APRIL 12th @ MIAMI LIGHT PROJECT: Miami Light projects presents "WIRE WIRE WIRE" - a night of time-based art orchestrated by local artist FEDERICO NESSI and featuring a live performance by ELECTRIC BUNNIES, dance piece "Parucca" by ANA MENDEZ, and Nessi's original WIRE WIRE WIRE, a multi-media installation combining video, live audio, and sculpture. One night only!! Admission is free and open to the public. 8pm to 11pm, with reception hosted by Sweat Records. 3000 Biscayne Blvd. #100. myspace.com/wirewirewire

SATURDAY, APRIL 12th @ REVOLUTION: IRON AND WINE performs live!! Tickets via Ticketmaster. Doors at 7pm. 200 W Broward Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale. www.jointherevolution.net

SATURDAY, APRIL 12th @ FILLMORE MIAMI BEACH AT JACKIE GLEASON THEATER: MARGARET CHO performs live!! Tickets $43.50 via Ticketmaster. 1700 Washington Ave. Miami Beach.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16th @ REVOLUTION: SPOON performs live!! Tickets via Ticketmaster. 200 W Broward Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale. www.jointherevolution.net

FRIDAY, APRIL 18th @ BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS: Legendary Bollywood songstress ASHA BHOSLE performs live!! Don't miss this!!!!!! 8pm, tickets $35-140 via Ticketmaster. 201 SW 5th Ave. Ft. Lauderdale.

FRIDAY, APRIL 18th @ CULTURE ROOM: VHS OR BETA perform live!! Tickets $9.99 via Ticketmaster. 8pm, 3045 N Federal Hwy. Ft. Lauderdale. www.cultureroom.net

MONDAY, APRIL 21st @ REVOLUTION: MINISTRY perform live with guests MESHUGGAH and HEMLOCK!! Doors at 6.30pm, tickets via Ticketmaster. 200 W Broward Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale. www.jointherevolution.net

THURSDAY, APRIL 24th @ STUDIO A: As part of the 2008 Heineken TransAtlantic Festival, The Rhythm Foundation presents BONDE DO ROLE live!! With opening act THE DOWN HOME SOUTHERNAIRES and DJ MIKE DEUCE!! Tickets are $15 in advance through www.groovetickets.com or $21 at the door. 8pm, 60 NE 11th St. www.studioamiami.com

SATURDAY, MAY 3rd @ BANK ATLANTIC CENTER SINATRA THEATER: Blues legend B.B. KING performs live!! Tickets $62.75-82.75 via Ticketmaster. 8pm, 2555 Panther Pkwy. Sunrise.

MONDAY, MAY 5th @ CRUZAN AMPHITHEATER (formerly Sound Advice): RADIOHEAD perform live!! Tickets $32-55 via Ticketmaster.

THURSDAY, MAY 8th @ REVOLUTION: MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE perform live!! Doors at 6.30pm, tickets via Ticketmaster. 200 W Broward Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale. www.jointherevolution.net

THURSDAY, JUNE 12th @ STUDIO A: LADYTRON live with DATAROCK!! Doors at 9pm. Tickets $22 in advance or $25 day of show. 60 NE 11th St. www.studioamiami.com

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