Two years ago, a narrow, aqua-color record store opened in a relatively desolate corner of downtown Miamis NE Second Avenue. Back then Sweat Records was the new kid on the block, a little music outlet with big ambitions. Then came the rain. Following Hurricane Wilmas devastation of its original location, Sweat has managed to pick itself up, dust itself off, and come back bigger and better than ever. We survived a hurricane and a move. Its nice to feel embraced by the community, and to feel like one of the entities whos pushing things forward, says Lauren Lolo Reskin, owner of the indie establishment.
Two years has brought a lot of change for Sweat. Now the store is located at the back of rock mecca Churchills (5501 NE Second Ave., Miami), and the future is so bright Lolo needs to wear shades. To celebrate the stores second birthday, everyone is welcome to the Sweat Sound System, a bash that unites art, music, and killer cupcakes. There will be new art on display by Helena Garcia and Ross Ford, a birthday cake by Sticky Fingers Cupcakes, and live music by PG-13, Humbert, Animals of the Arctic, Raffa + Ranier, the Jean Marie, and Boy Prostitute. Admission is seven dollars, and it goes straight into the band members pockets.
Fri., May 11