To show their love to you, The Heavy Pets will release “Lantern,” their first single since The Heavy Pets album, for FREE on Valentine’s Day. Considered their “piece de resistance” from their California recording session a year ago, the 6+ minute song features “haunting pedal steel guitar and sweeping vocals over a delicately woven fabric of harmonies, horns and soft phrasing.” “Lantern” will be for FREE download as of midnight on 2/14 at www.theheavypets.com.
And to show how much BLP loves you, we’ve talked the Pets into exclusively debuting it during the set break of BLP’s Valentine’s Mixer on Sunday at the Hurricane Bar & Lounge. Hot off their highly regarded AURA set, this rendition of BLP’s Sunday Night Cookout presents Lather Up! featuring Jim, Jamie and Justin of THP along with special guest saxophonist Rob Smiley (Ketchy Shuby, Fusik, Lights Down Low).
So, dress up or dress down, bring a date or roll stag but just be ready to get up and get on down!
D$: Most of our readers are familiar with PGroove and some with your solo sets but what can we expect with the Brock & Adam Duo?
Brock Butler: I have done these with Albert on drums and with Perry many times. Having Adam play a show like this opens up some more options for the set list. There are a few more PGroove songs that represent better with his bass to hold it down. Put the thickness to it that is hard to achieve when I am by myself.
We are really stoked on this one! We’ve honestly been working on a P-Groove side project show for years, and we finally got it. The guys are sticking around after their Culture Room show on the 4th and wanted an intimate setting to hang with friends and fans. What better intimate setting than the Bamboo Stage of the Funky Buddha Lounge & Brewery. Both Brock & Adam will not only rock their respective guitar & bass but lots of keyboards and gadgets too. Don’t miss out on this extremely unique event!
Once again, we are very proud of the Sunday Night Cookout schedule that we’ve put together. We have four bands debuting at our favorite weekly gathering. The 5th finds local jam rock band, Bodhi, digging its roots into the sandy stage. Then on the 12th, local B-Boy funk machine Fusik follows up the Jam On It! B-Boy Battle at the Funky Buddha with their high-energy groove. On the 19th we welcome Lingo down from the Atlanta area as they continue to lay groundwork throughout the southeast. Finally, on the 26th Square’d, a new side project for Jessiah (drums) and Alan (keys) of Aquaphonics, will show off their heavy organ funk, giving you plenty of reason to get out on the holiday weekend. As always, there is a FREE BBQ (mojo-marinated chicken breast, sirloin burgers and foot-long hot dogs) from 6-8pm for all bar patrons. Be there!
Future Rock makes their first South Florida appearance in nearly two years at the Funky Buddha Lounge & Brewery in Boca Raton on Sunday 12/5/2010. Check out this recent exclusive interview with keyboardist Mickey Kellerman. Diocious will support.
Here’s an event we just can’t wait for…Brotherly Love Productions and Fusik present a 1vs1 B-Boy Battle in the Funky Buddha. Yes, the top breakdancers in Florida will be getting together to battle over a $200 cash prize LIVE to high-energy FUSIK funk on the beautiful hardwood floor of the Funky Buddha. Fusik has performed at similar events around the world including shows in Los Angeles, France, Spain and Italy and want to bring that international vibe to us. So, anyone that thinks they’ve got a sick worm or a tornado like headspin, come on by and show us what you’ve got!