Lauren Reskin

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    August 20, 2014

    Wood Tavern Owner's Bizerq Breathes New Life Into Former Soho Lounge Space

    Walking up the familiar stairwell, all that is heard is the sounds of hammers and electrical saws. As soon as the second level is reached, it looks like Bizerq -- the newest nightclub in mainland Miami -- has a long way to go. To say the space is in the white box stage would be generous -- there's e ... More >>

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    July 21, 2014

    Miami's Ten Best Uncategorizable Bands of All Time

    South Florida has long been a creative refuge for varied musical genres that have grown with little outside influence and a decidedly Floridian twist. This can be seen in our punk rock, metal, rap, and jazz. Another of the better aspects of Miami's music scene has always been the relative freedom ... More >>

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    April 17, 2014
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    April 15, 2014

    Sweatstock 2014: "Old Friends, New Bands, an Awesome Time"

    When the average 21st-century music fan wakes up in the morning, he or she often turns on the smartphone and taps away into the digital life that we all now share, like, 18 hours a day. Free download after free download glides past our eyes as we swipe at touch screens, and enunciate for Siri, plugg ... More >>

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    October 30, 2013

    Wood Tavern Owner Cesar Morales Leases Former Soho Lounge Space in Design District

    If you absolutely abhor Miami's hipster culture, you can probably blame the defunct nightclub Soho Lounge for its existence. At the turn of the century, it was the center for the kind of Miami nightlife "cool" that was soon co-opted by the rest of downtown and, eventually, South Beach. Classic indi ... More >>

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    April 8, 2013

    Save the Fillmore Miami Beach! Sweat Records' Tips to Preserve the Jackie Gleason Theater

    "In case you haven't heard, here's the situation," Sweat Records' Lauren "Lolo" Reskin writes on the record shop's blog. "Two companies have proposals on the table to completely renovate the Miami Beach Convention Center site. "South Beach ACE wants to preserve the Fillmore Miami Beach and make it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    Video: Sweat Records' Lolo, Jsin, and Emile Talk Record Store Day 2012

    See Sweatstock 2012's full lineup and set times and our guide to rockin' out at Sweatstock 2012.Take a break from celebrating 4/20 and try to remember that tomorrow is Record Store Day! And of course, Sweat Records will be celebrating the event as well as its seventh anniversary with its annual Swea ... More >>

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    March 14, 2012

    Afrobeta, Krisp, PLAINS Headline Sweatstock 2012 at Sweat Records

    ​Here's a quick break from the pre-Winter Music Conference hoopla to give you some local music news. Sweat Records has announced the lineup from its third annual Sweatstock on April 21, which also coincides with Record Store Day. Headlining the party is Miami's favorite electro-pop act Afrobeta ... More >>

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    December 26, 2011

    Sweat Records' Lauren Reskin's Top Cultural Events of 2011

    ​As 2011 comes to an end, we're getting all nostalgic about the great moments in Miami culture that took place over the past year. And we know we're not alone. So we've asked some of Miami's top artists, writers, film producers and other cultural geniuses about their favorite 2011 memories. La ... More >>

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    May 30, 2011

    Mi Vida Cafe is Fully Veg and Fully Delicious

    ​I am a happy girl, because a wonderful new fully-veg restaurant has opened not a mile from my house. Mi Vida Cafe is located on NE 72nd Street and Biscayne, in the small space next-door to thrift store Divine Trash. You may sit inside and watch your meals being prepared as we did, or there are so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Sweat Records Robbed... Again

    Courtesy of Sweat Records​Jesus H. Christ! Perhaps it's about time that Sweat Records owner Lauren Reskin called upon a santero to do a limpieza (washing) at the store. It has been stricken with bad luck since its inception. From hurricanes to AC failures to robberies, Sweat has seen it all.So is ... More >>

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    March 11, 2011

    Sweat Records Launches

    ​Apparently, Sweat Records isn't only using that bitchin' Knights Art Challenge grant it received in 2009 to throw killer parties. It's also helping spread the love to local bands through latest venture, Reskin, owner of Sweat Records, says the e-commerce site isn't meant ... More >>

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    January 19, 2011

    Village Voice Pazz & Jop 2010 Results

    Toast for the douchebags!​Self-admitted douchebag Kanye West and expletive-uttering crooner Cee Lo Green nab the top spots in 2010's Village Voice Pazz & Jop poll.What is Pazz & Jop, you say? It's just the biggest survey of the year in music by our sister paper in NYC. Over 1,500 critics w ... More >>

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    June 25, 2010

    Meatless in Miami: A Master Cleanse Diary, Part One

    ​After years of tossing the idea around I've decided to stop being a nancy and do the damn Master Cleanse.  You may be asking...what is this Master Cleanse?  Well, it's a 10-day (minimum) detox developed in the 1941 that's still being used today.  Also called the "Lemonade Diet", yo ... More >>

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    June 1, 2010

    Sweat Records Hosts a Vegan Waffle Party

    Photo By Danielle Alvarez​The question, "Hey, are you here for the waffle party," isn't something you hear every day inside the muraled walls of Little Haiti vinyl provider Sweat Records. But this past Saturday afternoon, the quirky record store/ venue/vegan coffee shop hosted a vegan waffle party ... More >>

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    May 13, 2010

    Miami Art Museum Reintroduces Thursday Social With True Miami Contemporaries

    Jeremiah Bullfrog (left), Lauren Reskin (middle), and P. Scott Cunningham (right) are three of the creative minds presenting tonight at the Miami Art Museum.​After a five-month hiatus, the Miami Art Museum is rebooting its monthly Thursday networker tonight with a rather fun exhibition featuring s ... More >>

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    April 2, 2010

    Vegging Out at Urbanite Bistro

    ​Urbanite Bistro is a fancy, foodie-friendly eatery in Downtown Miami, situated between the Arsht Center and The Vagabond. Recently, they invited me over to their place to sample the veg-friendly fare on the menu.  Despite serving a veritable zoo full of random animals (alligator, b ... More >>

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    February 12, 2010

    Meatless in Miami: Adventures in Urban Gardening

    ​The last apartment I lived in for several years had no outdoor space to call my own. So when I started getting the itch to garden, I made sure that the next move would bring a bit of sunlit space I could grow some plants in. A year and a half later I've got a respectable little vegetabl ... More >>

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    December 31, 2009
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    July 24, 2009

    Meatless in Miami: Pescatarianism Is Getting Fishy

    My first brush with vegetarianism was fish-related. I was 6 or 7 on Florida's west coast, tagging along with my father on an orchestra gig. Being raised by a musician dad, I'd been to the opera, salsa gigs and renaissance fairs but never on a fishing trip. We took a walk by the pier and my eyes caug ... More >>

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    June 26, 2009

    Meatless in Miami: Vegan Baking 101 at Sublime

    In the kitchen, my role has always tended to be chef rather than baker. The whole "measuring ingredients" thing was always way less my forte than licking the spoon to see which spices the dish needs more of. That said, when I heard Fort Lauderdale vegan mecca Sublime was having a "Vegan Baking 101" ... More >>

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    April 27, 2009

    Short Order Shores Up

    You might have noticed the recent absence of our Broward-Palm Beach food writers. Or not. Point is, the staff of our sister paper has spun off into a captivating food blog of their own called Clean Cup Chuckie  -- or something clever like that. Check it out for the latest in gastronomic h ... More >>

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    April 23, 2009
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    April 21, 2009

    Get Glissy With It This Friday at the Vagabond

    The Fridays at the Vagabond crew consistently books national acts that are on the edge of mass consciousness or just below the radar, and, this Friday's show by the Los Angeles band Gliss continues in that vein. The trio has moved past being the hype of being Billy Corgan's favorite band back in 200 ... More >>

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    December 2, 2008

    Rachel Goodrich Featured in the New York Times

    It's always a good feeling as a publication when artists that you've been covering on the ground for years finally gain the national exposure that you know they deserve. Such was the feeling yesterday as I read through a great story on Miami's growing indie music scene by written by former Herald re ... More >>

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    October 30, 2008

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    August 7, 2008
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    September 26, 2007

    Sweat Records is Moving

    Lauren Reskin, owner of Sweat Records. Shout outs to the whole Sweat Records crew as Lolo and the gang are preparing to move from their current location at Churchill's Pub into brand new digs right down the street at NE 2nd Ave. After a fairly successful two year stint seeking refuge inside of Chur ... More >>

  • Music

    June 1, 2006

    Circuit City

    Churchill's gets the hi-tech treatment

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    November 17, 2005

    Cold Sweat

    An indie Miami institution takes five

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    September 1, 2005
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    August 12, 2004