Sweatstock 2015: 10 years of Sweat Records!
With new technologies and streaming services bringing music to your ears instantaneously, few Miami auditory tastemakers have withstood today’s constantly evolving musical climate. We saw great local venues and concert staples like Tobacco Road shut their doors last year, and not without a few shed tears. But amongst the rubble and dust stands one Little Haiti staple, hands on their hips and as sexy as can be: Sweat Records.
For the past 6 years, Sweat Records has ventured to keep vinyl addictions alive on Record Store Day with their jam-packed Sweatstock Festival. One day of insane local lineups dedicated to all things records. This Saturday, April 18th will be one-upped by Sweat Records’ very own 10-year anniversary, which calls for a celebration within itself.
This year’s Sweatstock will be one for the history books. The day will begin like every other Record Store Day, bright and early at 8am with listening parties and exclusive releases of great music from big houses like Red Bull Sound Select. Sweat Records will be piled high as usual with some of the best and rarest auditory gems, but make sure those fingers aren’t greasy on the sleeves, people!
As the sun rises high, the party will commence. A free, all-ages block party with multiple stages: one outdoor at Sweat until 11pm, and the others at Churchill’s going until past 2am. Miami characters like Tobacco, Krisp, Mr. Pauer, Haochi Waves, and Bluejay will grace the outdoor live stage along with vinyl DJ sets and a special performance to commemorate the new issue of JAI ALAI.
Live on the Degeneration + Idle Hands stages at Churchill’s will be over 25 artists simultaneously blowing our minds. Have a laugh with local comedians, get lucky with tons of giveaways and Record Store Day swag, help the environment and enjoy bike valet by the Green Mobility Network and so much more! Plus, impress your friends at the Indie Vendor Market that’ll feature some of the trendiest local fashion artisans, munch on Ms. Cheezious, Nacho Bizness, Il Florentino, and other favorite food trucks, and sip on $4 Rolling Rock brew all day.
Just when you think the city can’t get any better, the great people at Sweat Records, the Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs, Rolling Rock, Don Julio, Apollo Bank, and The Fillmore Miami Beach continue to help make Miami as legendary as possible.