Sweat Records Ransacked Again

By | April 11th, 2011 | No Comments

This time around, the robbers left Sweat's beloved aquarium unharmed, but not much else.

With Sweatstock fast approaching, Sweat Records took a gut check this weekend when someone(s) broke into the Little Haiti landmark on Saturday night/Sunday morning and stole cash, a computer, and other electronics. Sweat’s recently launched online store, Sweat Shop Miami, which offers local music, books, fashion, and gifts, is also a casualty of the break-in as the stolen computer was the store’s mainframe. The site is off-line until further notice.

This is the second time the bastion of local music has been ransacked since September, when “unknown assailants” broke in and stole the store’s computer, credit card terminal, video projector, DJ equipment, cash drawer, and then literally poured salt on the wound by destroying Sweat’s saltwater reef tank.

The aquarium went unharmed this time around, but the break-in is still an untimely setback for one of Miami’s essential local businesses as it prepares for Sweatstock, its biggest event of the year. In a blog post fittingly titled “Ugh”, Sweat Records owner Lolo Reskin asks sympathizers to come out to the fest on Saturday, April 16, to “have a great time and buy yourself some presents!” You can also support Sweat by donating through a Paypal button embedded in the blog post.

To learn more about Sweatstock, check out our podcast preview, which features tracks from many of the participating bands and an interview with Lolo. You can also see the festival’s schedule (as reported by the New Times) below.

Sweatstock Street Stage

2 to 2:30 p.m. Entresol
3 to 3:30 p.m. The State Of
4 to 4:30 p.m. Pure Imagination
5 to 5:30 p.m. Can’t Stop
6 to 6:30 p.m. ArtOfficial
7 to 7:30 p.m. Lil Daggers
8 to 8:30 p.m. Deaf Poets
9 to 9:30 p.m. Beings
10 p.m. Panic Bomber

Sweat DJ Stage

12 to 1 p.m. Bonnie Beats
1 to 2 p.m. Patrick Walsh
2 to 3 p.m. Induce
3 to 4 p.m. Haitian Hillbilly
4 to 5 p.m. Carmel Ophir
5 to 6 p.m. DJ Hottpants
6 to 7 p.m. DJ Immortal
7 to 8 p.m. Mike Deuce
8 to 9 p.m. Contra
9 to 10 p.m. Juan Basshead + MC Jumanji
10 to 11 p.m. Tom Laroc

Churchill’s Main Stage

4:30 to 5 p.m. Out Of The Anonymous
5:30 to 6 p.m. Sumsun
6:30 to 7 p.m. North&South
7:30 to 8 p.m. Furious Dudes
8:30 to 9 p.m. Little Beard
9:30 to 10 p.m. The Getback
10:30 to 11 p.m. Guy Harvey
11:30 p.m. to midnight Space Between Words
12:30 to 1 a.m. Teepee
1:30 to 2 a.m. Rebel

Roofless Rex Patio Stage

Starting at 10 p.m.
Holly Hunt
Nags Head
Rat Bastard

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