DISCOSOMA RECORDS CATALOG:
DR007: O, MIAMI
'O, Miami' 5-Poem Split 7"
A: Tracy K. Smith
B: Gabrielle Calvocoressi
200 copies black vinyl w/ sleeve art hand-painted as original multiples by Miami artist Nicolas Lobo *
Sweatstock is this Saturday, which coincides with Record Store Day, as well as Sweat’s 6th Anniversary. We suggest going if you live in Florida - many amazing bands will play at Churchill’s and Sweat Records this day + night - including Discosoma’s Lil Daggers, Beings, and Guy Harvey. Check out the set times.
We will be offering a limited edition (100 ct.) Lil Daggers 7” that you can spy over on the left sidebar of this page. The hand-numbered and stamped ‘Slave Exchange’ b/w ‘Sweetwater’ 7” features a wheat-pasted photo by the band. Check out the B-side, ‘Sweetwater’, above the poster.
Tomorrow night is looking awesome: The Vivian Girls (photo above) are playing on the beach with Beings. Earlier in the night Sweat Records is hosting ‘Indiegenous’, a 305-centric showcase featuring Plains, Axe and the Oak, Dracula + The President (flyer below).
The V-Girls + Beings show is presented by Tom Tom Magazine, a periodical dedicated to female drummers. Check out their interview with Beings’ drummer Beatriz Monteavaro here.
Come out to Sweat Records tomorrow night (Thursday, October 21st) for a free show by Miami indie-gr8’s ANR, who will be releasing a fresh full-length in November via London’s Something In Construction Records. Click play on the “interactive flyer” to hear a new jam, ‘The Endless Field of Mercury’.
This is the second of two posts about Sweat Records’ free, all-ages, 5-year anniversary block party, Sweatstock, in Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood, Saturday, 4.17.2010.
Following Animal Tropical were the Jacuzzi Boys, who instantly thronged a crowd of teenagers to the front of the stage. It was clear that the Jacuzzi Boys are metamorphosing from band to role model in some time-warp anti-internet Miami bubble that may or may not spread Northward. Hope it does.
ANR took the stage with a handful of new jams as the sky slowly darkened. Opener ‘Stay Kids’ and OG closer ‘Dirge’ book-ended an ethereal string of similarly themed songs. The set saw both members utilizing instrumental set-ups unused since 2004, a welcome surprise considering the clairvoyance of releases Witness Now the Birth of an Awesome New Republic and All Party Talks from that time period. Keys wizard B Rob is pictured below.
Otto von Schirach proceeded to unleash his unnameable sound-brand upon the crowd, flanked by an orange prison-suited alligator man and magic wand-bearing S&M sorcerer. Otto is the one guy in Miami that can satisfy everyone and he did just that Saturday, working the crowd into the No Age frenzy that ensued. Otto & posse below…
Following words by Sweat Records’ founder Lolo Reskin, headliner No Age blazed through a set list of bangers from Weirdo Rippers and Nouns, with a few new tunes (see video at top of post). Words are wasted here: as seen in the video, the band was completely surrounded, with a sea of rotating crowd surfers in front, small children dancing on the sides, and photographers and maniacally-psyched people in back. Thank you Sweat Records.
This is the first of two posts about Sweat Records' free, all-ages, 5-year anniversary block party, Sweatstock, in Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood, Saturday, 4.17.2010.
A shady forecast had us a little worried on Saturday morning that Sweatstock might be a wash, and the highly anticipated block party might turn into a puddle of a parking lot. Throughout the course of the day rainclouds passed North and South, but none passed over Little Haiti with any significant drops. We arrived early (2:30 PM) to set up the projector and since it was also Record Store Day, grab the best vinyl.
Soon after Black Bobby started his set with two young bros on decks and backup mic. At 3 PM, few people had arrived for the live acts but Bobby’s set was like a ball of energy radiating rhymes into a receptive parking lot, readying us for a day of sound. The next act, MillionYoung, performed a killer set of his signature sun-washed electronica with John Hancock and B Rob of ANR backing him up. Catch them on a US tour in May and check out the video above for a live version of ‘Weak Ends’.
Around 5 PM Beings (pictured above) took the stage and after two songs guitarist/ vocalist Ivan Marchena broke a string. A Jacuzzi Boy came through with a guitar loan and the band proceeded to deliver the heaviest set of the day. Their mix of sludge/punk jams are incredibly infectious and we cannot wait to hear the tracks on record.
Soon afterward Animal Tropical served up a taste of their next record, Committed To This. We’ve never seen these guys so tight, and vocalist/ keyboardist Jose Castillo’s deadpan delivery on the new tracks gave the performance a touch of surreality.
Next up: ANR (pictured above), Otto von Schirach, and No Age.
Miami’s Sweat Records will be celebrating their 5th birthday Saturday, April 17th w/ a free, all-ages block party w/ L.A.’s No Age headlining. The party coincides w/ Record Store Day; limited-edition vinyl will be supplied in-doors. Carpool to the fest and get there early, as some great bands will be performing mid-afternoon (Beings, MillionYoung). Check out Jacuzzi Boys' 'Planet Of The Dreamers' above, which is from their 2009 LP No Seasons.
Sweat Records is Miami’s musical hub, connecting the city’s sprawling cultural output. If any loose threads remained in the musical sweater that is Miami, Sweat co-owners Lolo and Jsin have tied them with the unveiling of a event engine “for South Floridians to use or peruse for concert news.” On this platform artists and promoters post events, and fans can quickly find what to see and where to go. Awesome.