If you missed out on last year's Sweatstock, Sweat Records' birthday bash and Record Store Day celebration, you're gonna want to make time for this year's event. The Little Haiti store has announced the first phase of the lineup for its April 16 bash.
The outside stage returns this year -- we're told it'll bigger and equipped with better sound -- featuring performances by local bands Beings, Panic Bomber, Deaf Poets, ArtOfficial, Lil Daggers, The State Of, Entresol, and Can't Stop. While you shop inside, there will be hour-long DJ sets by Tom Laroc, Juan Basshead, Contra, DJ Immortal, Mike Deuce, DJ Hottpants, Induce, Carmel Ophir, Haitian Hillbilly, and Bonnie Beats.
As the date nears, there will be plenty of new additions.
But wait ... There is more! WVUM radio drama, Pure Imagination, will be there live, along with Casa De Ha-Ha comics, projections by Coral Morphologic, plenty of food trucks, and free Heineken for the first 500 guests.
Don't forget, though, it's Record Store Day and Sweat will be offering plenty of exclusive releases to commemorate the wondrous beauty of music on vinyl.
Neighboring Churchill's Pub will also be open and with no cover all day long. Live bands will be performing at the venue starting at 4 p.m. and recent New Times Mastermind Award winner Roofless Records will be programming the patio stage.
The festivities will begin at 10 a.m., with DJs hitting the decks inside the store at noon and bands performing outside beginning at 2 p.m. And yes, it's all free!
Sweatstock 2011 with Beings, Panic Bomber, Deaf Poets, and more. Saturday, April 16. Sweat Records (5505 NE Second Ave., Miami). All ages; no cover. Doors at 10 a.m. sweatrecordsmiami.com
Keep Miami New Times Free... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Miami with no paywalls.