(Friday) 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Old School Square Pavilion
51 N. Swinton Ave. Delray Beach, Florida 33444
House of Parnes and Old
Friday, April 20th 2018
Gates open 6 pm
$40 (VIP – includes VIP lounge area, and 3 drink tickets)
Bring chairs/blankets; no chairs provided.
The Heavy Pets are a funky-ass rock and roll band from South Florida. Called “a living, breathing force of nature” by Relix magazine, they are known for their songcraft and powerhouse live performances. The band has been a mainstay on the national touring circuit for over a decade, and will release its fourth full-length studio album Strawberry Mansion in February 2018.
The Pets are a seasoned live act, playing over 1200 shows across the country since their inception in 2005. The band’s energetic, extended sets have been described as “full blown musical salvation” that embodies the sound of their Florida home, weaving together elements of indie rock, funk and reggae into a style that is uniquely their own.
Jeff Lloyd // Guitar and Vocals
Mike Garulli // Guitar and Vocals
Jim Wuest // Keys and Vocals
Jamie Newitt // Drums and Vocals
Tony D’Amato // Bass
For years now, the Spred the Dub motto and war cry has been, “Good Time Reggae.” Mick Swigert, more affectionately known as Mick Rude, leads this band of merrymakers on vocals and rhythm guitar. On bass and backing vocals is Kevin “K Jo” Johnson, alongside drummer Ryan Cross, forming a mighty rhythm section. Markis Hernandez on sax and Sam Szpendyk on trombone (and more backing vocals) often steal the show from their brass section. Newcomer Elijah Taj Gee is a maestro on keyboards and is quickly learning his way around the band’s empty beer bottles. And last but not least is Hunter Hutchings on lead guitar, who doesn’t say much on stage, but shreds and sure is pretty to look at.
Laid back, soaked in Florida sunshine and all twisted up in reggae-rock — this is Boca Raton’s own Fireside Prophets. Following the success of their debut EP Resinate and LP Ignite, the dynamic four-piece group is back in the studio to prepare a full-length album for release in late 2018. Part chilled-out reggae, part slinky rock and all attitude, this is the next up and coming band to keep your eyes on.
While combining classic elements of reggae with hip hop rhythms and the crunchy attitude of 90s grunge, Fireside Prophets coined their own brand of “Dirty South Swamp Rock.” Ideal for fans of Slightly Stoopid, Authority Zero, The Expendables, Sublime or Rebelution, the group consistently pushes the limits while transporting the listener to the fun-loving, palm tree dotted warm shores of Florida.