Sweatstock 2012: A Guide to Rocking Out, Buying Records, and Getting Weird

Photo by Daniel de las Casas
Go gooey for Afrobeta's Cuci Amador at Sweatstock 2012.
See Sweatstock 2012's full lineup and set times -- plus our interview with Sweat Records' Lolo, Jsin, and Emile about Record Store Day.

Are you a total vinyl junkie afflicted by an excessive perspiration problem and an out-of-control obsession with the Miami music scene? Is your home a geodesic hut built from recycled record sleeves and used gym towels that also serves as a hostel for homeless local musicians? Do the screams and squeals and coos of Afrobeta's Cuci Amador make your palms go gooey?

Well, if you just ecstatically blurted, "Yes, yes, and yes!" then we here at Crossfade salute your fanatical dedication to local music, obsolete music formats, and the frequent use of antiperspirant deodorant spray. Also, we assume your wet, record-collecting, tuneage-addicted ass will be attending Sweatstock 2012.

Our advice: Bring some earplugs, plenty of pocket change, and a fresh can of Dr. Mist 'cause this third annual edition of Sweat Records' anniversary bash/indie music marathon/Record Store Day celebration is loaded with more perspiration-inducing music and limited-edition vinyl than ever.

Via facebook.com/sweatrecords

9 a.m. Yes, every rad Record Store Day starts off with a lil' booty bass and shopping. So after crawling out of bed at dawn for a furious aerobics workout (soundtracked, of course, by your prized mint-condition copy of 2 Live Crew's Greatest Hits), go wash your body, get dressed, and sprint over to Sweat for a vegan cupcake breakfast, some delicious java, and an early-morning vinyl frenzy.

Buy: 2 Live Crew's Greatest Hits and Panther Coffee Finca La Libertad at Sweat Shop Miami


Noon. Now that your TK Records tote bag is bursting with a bunch of totally local purchases and a few select slabs from your fave American indies, it's time for a few hours of British football and a three-course booze brunch (cheap beer, whiskey shots, a dollop of foam skimmed off a pint of Guinness) at Churchill's Pub. Cheers, Sweatstocker.

Via Audio Junkie

3 p.m. Step one: Add some extra bliss to your midafternoon buzz by swaying and singing along with Arboles Libres' Spanglish jams on the outdoor main stage. Step two: Slip back inside Sweat's shop and snap up Nacho, Eddie, and Tony's five-song, self-titled slab. You will feel like the freest of trees.

Buy: Arboles Libres' self-titled EP at Sweat Shop Miami

Via facebook.com/PlainsMusic

5:59 p.m. Hang on, little space monkey ... Since you're already buying some Los Arboles stuff and you're only about 60 seconds from shaking that indie ass with local rock crew Plains on the main stage, why not grab the dudely foursome's new eponymous LP? It's so compulsively listenable that you'll end up dangerously sleep deprived.

Buy: Plains' eponymous LP at Sweat Shop Miami

Location Info

Sweat Records

5505 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Music

Churchill's Pub

5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Music

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