Monday, September 22, 2008

Support Sweat's Shop

Last weekend our friends and neighbors at Sweat Records had their store front burgalarized and trashed. For those unfamiliar with Sweat Records, here is a little description taken from there site:

"SWEAT RECORDS is Miami's funkiest indie music store and organic coffee house, located next door to Miami's legendary Churchill's Pub (est.1979).

Initially opened in March 2005 by Lauren Reskin and Sara Yousuf, two best friends dedicated to Miami's colorful scene, Sweat survived it's first location being destroyed by Hurricane Wilma and held steady for a while in a small warehouse in the back of Churchill's. Sara left in 2006 to fight the man as a public defender and new partner Jason Jimenez came on board in '07 to help usher in a new era and location for Sweat.

The shop is now back and better than ever in our expanded and fully-stocked new storefront. Our third location brought the addition of a full-service organic coffee counter, wi-fi lounge and event space - come on by!!

Sweat sells a wide variety of CDs, LPs, DVDs, magazines, books, Kid Robot and other vinyl toys, local art, music + etc. as well as a full range of yummy tea and coffee beverages. Everything has been sourced to be organic and fair-trade whenever possible and all of our cups, napkins, etc. are recycled!!

Additionally, Sweat continues to put on tons of great local and national concerts and host a wide variety of in-store events and other random (sub)cultural happenings."

"Mom and Pop" Record shops like Sweat Records are increasingly becoming more of rarity as the Music Industry adapts to the digital era. But these independent music shops are what keeps the Indie scene alive and is the glue that bonds the indie community together.

Sweat Records will be accepting donations and holding fund raising events, more info can be found on their blog

So the next time you are in the area, stop in and pick up that Joy Division album you can't seem to find at Best Buys, or grab a cup of organic coffee instead of going to an overpriced Starbucks.

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