The good folks at Sweat Records have been robbed for the second time in three years. Last night, someone broke in and stole the store / performance space's cash register, some assorted electronics and an iMac computer, which housed their online store.
Fortunately, their annual all-day Sweatstock celebration is this Saturday, offering local music lovers a chance to help get Sweat back on their feet. This year, Sweatstock features 24 local bands on three stages (one outdoor, two inside Churchill's - which is next door), 11 Djs inside the store and a ton of record store day exclusive releases. Among the bands playing: The Getback, Lil Daggers, Panic Bomber and ARTOFFICAL.
There will also be hundreds of records on clearance. In order to encourage impulse buying - the first 500 adults who walk in the door get a free heineken.
For those unable to make it Saturday, you can make a paypal donation here
Sweatstock takes place Saturday, April 16th at Sweat Records: is 5505 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami. Sweatstock begins at 10 AM. The DJs start at noon and the outdoor stage starts at 2pm.
It's impossible to quantify the good works Sweat Records queen bee Lauren Reskin and her staff do for the music scene down here.But to give you an idea, here's a clip of LA band No Age headlining last year's Sweatstock.