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Friday, April 18, 2008

WE ARE 3 + RSD!!

Dear Friends,

We missed you!! Our email server was down last week but it's all fixed now and we're back in action. Just in time for...

SWEAT'S 3-YEAR ANNIVERSARY PLUS THE FIRST EVER INTERNATIONAL RECORD STORE DAY!! Holy crap - Sweat Records has been selling music, throwing parties, and keeping you in tune with what's going on Miami for three whole years and we can't wait to celebrate with all of you!! Tons of info to share about it so here we go...

For the early birds, come out for a reception in the store starting at 7pm featuring:
-a special rare live performance by NIL LARA (myspace.com/nillara) and perhaps a surprise guest...
-DJ sets by OTTO VON SCHIRACH, MIKE DEUCE, INDUCE, and DJ HOTTPANTS!!
-wine graciously sponsored by SACRE BLEU WINE (myspace.com/sacrebleuwine)
-a big-ass BIRTHDAY CAKE to share and we'll have our Earthcakes Vegan Cupcakes on sale!!
-lots of FREE CDs, vinyl and swag for Record Store Day!!

What is Record Store Day you may ask?

RECORD STORE DAY was created so that record stores worldwide could band together for "the purpose of celebrating the culture and unique place that they occupy both in their local communities and nationally" and we couldn't agree more. Peep www.recordstoreday.com for tons of info, excellent artist quotes and to see what the hundreds of other stores are doing to celebrate!!

Our celebration continues next door at Churchill's at 10pm with live performances by some of Miami's best acts!! In the main room witness:
-JESSE JACKSON
-ARTOFFICIAL
-MODERNAGE
-OUTEREACH
-ASTARI NIGHT
-with your musical emcee JOSE EL REY!!

On the back patio stage, prepare for some noisy fun with performances by DINO FELIPE, RAMBURGLAR, and THE CREATURE TWEAKER COUNCIL!!

Lastly (for all the night owls), save your wristband from our party and head over to PS14 for FREE entry to the official after-party going 'til 5am featuring live sets by AWESOME NEW REPUBLIC, ¡MAYDAY! and more with DJs DANNY ASHE, COUNTESS CUCHA and KEMAPLASTIK!! PS14 is located at 28 NE 14th St. (next to The Vagabond).

Thanks to EVERYONE for all the love and support and three awesome years!! We are so happy in our new location and here's to many more...

Cheers,
Lolo, Jsin + the Sweat crew

P.S. We'll be pre-partying at THE VAGABOND tonight!! If you're going to the VHS or BETA/Tigercity show come by after with your ticket stub for free entry and a complimentary drink!!

P.P.S. We've got another awesome in-store event on Sunday for 4/20... Remember "Super Size Me", the movie where a guy eats nothing but McDonald's for 30 days? Well comedian Doug Benson has made "SUPER HIGH ME" and - you guessed it - stays stoned for 30 days straight. He also was completely sober for 30 days before that to compare the differences and to research the issues on medical marijuana. Screening starts at 8ish, we'll have some special "theme" merchandise on sale (ie Dr. Dre's "The Chronic") and munchies will be available from our organic coffee counter to sate any unexplainable hungers... No RSVP, arrive early to get a seat!! 5505 NE 2nd Ave. www.superhighmemovie.com/events/super-high-me-sweat-records-miami-420/



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UPCOMING IN-STORES + SWEAT-SPONSORED EVENTS:

04.19.08 Sweat Records 3-Year Anniversary + Record Store Day
04.20.08 Film Screening: Super High Me
04.21.08 Music Video Night with Chris Video
04.25.08 Film Screening: Hobo Film Festival
04.26.08 In-Store: Kingsley
05.01.08 DIY Miami Mixer
05.02.08 Show: The Postmarks (at The Vagabond)
05.03.08 In-Store: Pure Imagination Live
05.09.08 CD Release Party: The Presets "Apocalypso" (at The Vagabond)
05.14.08 Listening Party: "HEAR MIAMI" Compilation
06.05.08 Film Screening: Heavy Metal In Baghdad (VICE Films)


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THIS JUST IN AT SWEAT:

(Want something held for you? Call 305.758.5862 ext. 5 between noon and midnight!!)

CD:
-Torche "Meanderthal" (highly anticipated release by Miami's own Torche on the awesome Hydra Head label - they're getting props and press like crazy and the album is selling like hotcakes!!)
-Air "Moon Safari" (10th anniversary edition with DVD and 10-track bonus disc of b-sides and remixes!!)
-M83 "Saturdays = Youth"
-Ellen Allien "Boogy Bytes 4"
-Black Francis "SVN FNGRS"
-Client "Untitled Remix"
-The Gossip "Live in Liverpool" (with DVD!!)
-Brian Jonestown Massacre "My Bloody Underground"
-Sally Shapiro "Remix Romance"
-The Kooks "Konk"
-The Breeders "Mountain Battles" (restocked!!)
-Phantom Planet "Raise The Dead"

LP:
-Goldfrapp "Seventh Tree"
-Wu-Tang "Enter The Wu"
-T.Rex "Electric Warrior"
-Hot Chip "Coming On Strong"
-Cold War Kids "Robbers & Cowards"
-Talking Heads "Remain In Light"
-Whiskeytown "Strangers Almanac"
-The Breeders "Mountain Battles"
-Bright Eyes "Lifted"
-Spoon "Kill The Moonlight"

ETC:
-We have the Kid Robot ADULT SWIM Figures!! Collect Moral Orel, Robot Chicken, Inignokt and Err, some Squidbillies, Carl from Aqua Teen, members of Dethklok and many more from your favorite out-there toons!!
-Sweat is now carrying EARLOVE pro earplugs!! "Unlike foam earplugs that block out high frequencies - making speech and sound muffled - these patented earplugs reduce the overall sound 20 decibels evenly across all frequencies. Speech and music stay clear, just quieter, like turning down the volume." $15 bucks a pop is a low price for being able to hear what your grandkids might have to say one day... They even come with their own carrying case keychain!!
-Current EARTHCAKES Vegan Cupcake flavors include: Cookies 'n' Cream, Vanilla with Buttercream Frosting and Carrot Cake

2 comments:

Chris said...

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From the publisher:
The album cover is a subject of perennial interest among graphic designers. Sleeve design remains a popular subject for college projects, and many young working designers aspire to design for the music industry. Revealing state-of-the-art contemporary music graphics, Cover Art By is packed with more than 400 examples of sleeve art. As well as CD and album covers, the insides of CD booklets and the backs of vinyl sleeves are shown. The book opens with an in-depth essay reviewing the current scene, then focuses on the work of 30 international designers/labels who are the most influential in the field, making this a must-have for designers and students, as well as music industry professionals and fans.

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