On July 1, 2007, BLP hosted our very first show…an after-party for the D.U.M.B. (Disco Biscuits/Umphrey’s McGee) show at Pompano Beach Amphitheatre at a small little bar known as Cheers featuring none other than our good buddies, The Heavy Pets. WOW…how things have grown! The SoFlo music scene, the BLPfam, The Heavy Pets and all the other great bands we’ve worked with along the way.
We have worked as hard as always to put together a proper celebration of the milestone aiming to include as many of our friends as possible…four nights, four venues, nine bands and the BLPfam…we hope to see you out!
On Thursday 6/28, we will kick off our FREE Thursday night AURA Parties at the Funky Biscuit with hometown homeboys Aquaphonics! This is an event that we hope takes off over the following months and develops into THE spot to be on Thursday nights in SoFlo.
Friday 6/29 is STACKED at the Funky Buddha Lounge & Brewery with three of our faves. Ketchy Shuby will kick the night off as they do so well before handing the Bamboo Stage over to longtime SoFlo stalwarts Cypress. Then Fusik closes out the evening with a power set of their infectious funk.
Saturday 6/30 is something special. We’ve worked on a LOT of shows at the Culture Room over the years, but this marks the first time we’ve hosted our own event in SoFlo’s baddest club. We hope everyone comes out early to hang and set the tone for the evening. SOSOS will start things off on the patio with their chill vibe, and the first 50 attendees will receive a special BLP birthday present PLUS we are offering everyone who attends a chance to win a pair of AURA Music & Art Festival tickets. Then the main stage will take off with sets by COPE, The Resolvers and The Heavy Pets. We are also offering a special BLP Family Invite (PW: BLPfam) for Friday and Saturday for just $20 which includes taxes and fees EXCLUSIVELY through BLPfam outlets.
Then Sunday 7/1 will be a special edition of our weekly Rockout With Your Cookout hosted by local super-group, El Groundscoro for an electrified jam rotating members of The Heavy Pets, Fusik, Cypress, The Resolvers, COPE, Ketchy Shuby and MORE through the grooves! We will also up the ante for the FREE BBQ and encourage everyone to come out early grub up and get ready to get down!
Fusik w/ Cypress + Ketchy Shuby
@ Funky Buddha Lounge & Brewery
$10 | 9pm | 18+
The Heavy Pets w/ The Resolvers + COPE
Patio vibes by SOSOS
@ Culture Room
$12adv, $15dos | 8pm | 18+
* Birthday presents for the 1st 50 attendees PLUS everyone will receive a chance to win a pair of AURA Music & Art Festival tickets!
Rockout With Your Cookout ft. El Groundscoro & Friends
w/ members of The Heavy Pets, The Resolvers, COPE, Fusik, Cypress, Ketchy Shuby & MORE!
@ Hurricane Bar & Lounge
6-8pm – FREE BBQ
9-?am – FREE Jams
“Immediately following the Catskill Chill Festival, most of us headed to Philly for a few days off. I caught up with the boys from Dopapod on Wednesday the 14th at the Blockley and was invited to sit in. They are a smoking band and we played a raucous jam – one of the most fun sit-ins of my career. We will be announcing a few Southeast dates with them soon. The Pets reconvened the next evening for another throw-down at the 8X10 in Baltimore. We have a long history with them – they gave us a chance on our very first tour (2006) and we are always pumped to get back in there. After a particularly fiery set, we were joined by the legendary Tab Benoit and his band, who had played in town earlier that night and caught the end of our show. They weren’t ready to stop playing for the night and neither were we, so the 8X10 graciously allowed the music to continue and kept the place open. A mega-jam ensued, followed by a mega-hang including many drinks, and a passionate, mouthwatering discussion of New Orleans cuisine. We drove through the night to Massachusetts, in time to get to our hotel and catch some shut-eye before our evening performance at the (more…)
SunFest – April 27th-May 1st, 2011 – Downtown West Palm Beach, FL – Part 2
Words & Photos by Adam E. Smith
An early afternoon of gathering my wits and temporarily relaxing organs that may or may not be stressed in the oxidization of alcohol ended abruptly when confirmation came that I had hit the SunFest jackpot. Local (more…)
With a name derived from a track on Peter Tosh’s ground breaking record Legalize It, Ketchy Shuby began as a fresh Latin-infused Miami reggae act and has since transformed into their unique brand of “Downtown Soul.” By incorporating elements of psychedelic rock, soul, Afrobeat, blues, jazz and reggae, Ketchy Shuby truly produces “music for our city.” They are spearheaded by the wildly charismatic guitarist/vocalist Jason Joshua Hernandez-Rodriguez and saxophonist Rob Smiley, who you may recognize from his frequent sit-ins with Fusik and special guests appearances with Lather Up! and Square’d at the Hurricane Bar & Lounge over the last few weeks. He returns with his primary for this week’s rendition of the BLP Rockout with your Cookout. You may also recognize Chip Gardner, Mack Moore and Danny Naval from their other project, Fusik.
Study up by taking advantage of the FREE downloads of their albums No Time To Hate and Energy EP.
With so much exciting music and burgeoning artistic talent spreading across the state these days, it is great to see people coming together to support it all. The more we share, the more we grow. Evidenced by the latest edition of WeMerge Magazine in which the BLP Babble column debuted its residency. The continuing efforts of the music and arts scene to support all the talented local acts are a real boon for us all. So everyone, pick up a copy and keep WeMerge’s message in mind…support the scene or there will be no scene to support!