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The Heavy Pets to Perform at Funk ‘N Waffles

The Heavy Pets. Photo by Jordan August

South Florida jam band The Heavy Pets will bring their funk-infused reggae rock to Funk ‘N Waffles‘ downtown location tonight, April 7, at 9 p.m. with four-piece funk outfit Mister F opening the show.

The Heavy Pets officially formed in 2005 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., but the foundation of the group began in the upstate New York town of Goshen, continuing at Syracuse University with guitarist Jeff Lloyd and keyboardist Jim Wuest. They’ve played more than 1,000 live performances and have appeared regularly on the festival circuit, including Bonnaroo, Langerado, Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival and their own namesake festival, PetZoo. Uniquely, all five members contribute original songs and vocals to the group’s repertoire. Their most recent EP, Stolen Smile, includes the slowed-down, Wurlitzer-spirited Giant Birds, as well as their long-developed dance-jam Sigismondi.

What: The Heavy Pets with Mister F

When: Tonight, April 7 | Doors open: 8 p.m. Show starts: 9 p.m.

Where: Funk ‘n Waffles Downtown | 313 S. Clinton St.

Tickets: $10

18 and over

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