The Joe Marcinek Band is on tour and will be making a stop at The Social in downtown Orlando on January 5, 2017.
The music is described as “a blend of jazz and funk with a cerebral emphasis on groove and improvisation,” and each show features a slightly different line-up, depending who is available.
Colorado’s Leftover Salmon is bringing their Polyethnic Cajun Slamgrass sound back to Orlando for a show at Plaza Live! Orlando on Sunday, November 8.
The band has created quite a fanbase over the last 25 years, including becoming favorites among the jam band circuit. They also coined the term for their sound, which is a unique blend of bluegrass, rock, country, and Cajun/Zydeco.
South Florida’s The Heavy Pets will be returning to Orlando to play The Social on Saturday, February 6th.
The band features the talents of Jeff Lloyd (guitar/vocals), Mike Garulli (guitar/harmonica/vocals), Jim Wuest (keys/vocals), Jamie Newitt (drums/vocals), and Tony D’Amato (bass).
They’ve been embraced by the jam music scene for their blend of rhythm & blues, jazz, funk, disco and reggae with rock & roll, and have been called “a living, breathing force of nature” by Relix Magazine.
Fans going to see Umphrey’s McGee at the House of Blues Orlando on August 30, would do well to get there early to see the openers, South Florida’s The Heavy Pets.
To call this quintet a “jam band” doesn’t quite do justice to their sound, which takes a classic rock sound and mixes in jazz, funk, R&B, reggae, and more. They’ve been called “a living, breathing force of nature” by Relix Magazine, and their live performances have gotten them raves at festivals ranging from Bonnaroo to AURA.
The Heavy Pets have recently released the latest in their EP series, Rags and Aces, and its three songs sound great, but are quite different from each other. “Movie Star” is a light summery reggae-influenced pop tune. “Dewpoint” is a jazzy little funk number that segues into disco territory. “Chew” wraps up the release with an indie rock ode to long nights of indulgence. The EP is available to stream and purchase at http://bit.ly/THPRagsAces.
For more information on the band, visit TheHeavyPets.com.
The 9th annual Spring Jambando, a day-long jam band showcase, will return to The Plaza ‘LIVE’ in Orlando on Saturday, April 26.
This indoor/outdoor all-ages event will feature Shak Nasti, funkUs, RocketFish, Paddington Ambush, Eugene Snowden, The Dropa Stone, Ancient Sun, Buster Keaton, The Groove Orient, Drew Yardis, Holey Miss Moley, The Violent 5, Lauren Lester, Justin Kangrga, and Meiuuswe, on three stages, starting at 5pm.
In addition to the music, Jambando will also offer a selection of food trucks, local artists and a vibrant vending scene outside from 5 – 9:30pm and inside from 6pm – 12:30am.
Only $10 at the gate gets you admission to all of this. For more information, visit Jambando.com.
South Florida’s The Heavy Pets will be making a road trip up to Orlando to play The Social on Saturday, March 8.
They’ve been embraced by the jam music scene for their blend of rhythm & blues, jazz, funk, disco and reggae with rock & roll, and have played festivals like Bonnaroo, Wakarusa, Mountain Jam, AURA, and more. In October 2013, The Heavy Pets released the A/B side single Two Horses resulting in heavy airplay of “Keep Me Running” on Sirius/XM’s JamOn.
Tickets are $10 for this 18 and over show. Opening will be Buster Keaton and Displace.
For more info or to purchase tickets, visit thesocial.org.
Here is a video of The Heavy Pets performing “Bibbles” from last year’s AURA Music Fest to get you in the mood for the show: