BLP shows – Pato Banton, Dopapod and more

Thursday, February 17
Nick Noyes @ Funky Buddha Lounge & Brewery
$5 | 9PM | 18+
Nick Noyes is a one-man-band phenomenon in the spirit of Zach Deputy or Keller Williams. While rooted in acoustic folk he crosses genres and back again from funk, reggae and jam to dance and soul. A Connecticut native currently based in Florida, Noyes toured the Northeast this summer honing his technique, crafting new original tunes and perfecting his delicious covers. Video of Nick Noyes explaining his looping technique:

Saturday, February 19
Harper @ Funky Buddha Lounge & Brewery
$10 / 9pm / 18+
Part harmonica virtuoso and part rhythmic explorer, Harper is a fiery artist -singer/songwriter who blurs the lines between blues, soul, rock and world music. By combining traditional and modern influences, borrowing from Western and Aboriginal music, Harper has created a highly original take on the roots genre which many have labeled ‘world blues.’ The powerful guitar sounds and the unique drone of the didgeridoo create raw yet eerie sonic textures, somehow sounding primal and contemporary at the same time. Harper’s new CD reached Number 10 on the Billboard Charts and the US Roots Music Charts. “Stand Together” also reached Number 2 on the XM/Sirius Bluesville National Charts, USA, in 2010.

Sunday, February 20
BLP Sunday Night Cookout & Prez Day Jam w/ Cypress ft. special guest tba @ Hurricane Bar & Lounge
FREE BBQ 6-8pm for bar patrons | FREE show 8:30-midnightish
Crafting their groove-heavy sonic bouillabaisse from a range of both like and disparate influences, the South Florida-based outfit, Cypress, does what it sets out do, night after night—wet the appetite of its steadily-growing fanbase. With high-quality, “roots-based” songmanship as their vehicle, the collective compose poignant homegrown tunes, steeped in real life experiences, which echo from deep within the soul of this eclectic, uniquely-talented band of singer-songwriters.

Tuesday, February 22
The Fat Mannequins (Jeff, Mike & Justin of The Heavy Pets) @ Hurricane Bar & Lounge
FREE / 8pm
The Fat Mannequins is the acoustic side project of The Heavy Pets’ guitar players/lead vocalists Jeff Lloyd and Mike Garulli and bassist/vocalist Justin Carney. They strip down THP classics while dabbling in creative covers suited for their well-honed acoustic acumen. The project offers a glimpse into the heart of The Heavy Pets, a life-long musical collaboration born when Jeff and Mike began playing acoustic guitar together during high school free lunch periods. It also showcases an inventive cross-section of tunes that have become THP stand-bys, as it was in this acoustic fashion that so many of the songs were written. The Fat Mannequins bring an enormous and vibrant energy which rivals that of their electric counterpart, while showcasing the beautiful voices which can often be a side-note during the frenetic, chops heavy throw-downs of The Heavy Pets.

Sunday, February 27
BLP Sunday Night Cookout w/ Square’d (Jessiah & Alan of Aquaphonics) ft. special guest Rob Smiley on sax (Ketchy Shuby, Fusik) @ Hurricane Bar & Lounge
FREE BBQ 6-8pm for bar patrons | FREE show 8:30-midnightish
Square’d is a side project of drummer Jessiah Weston and keyboardist Alan Martinke, the founding members of Aquaphonics. The two originally met in the small music community of Stuart, FL where they started hosting an open mic night. Inspired by all the great improvisational jams this led to, they went on to join forces with local guitarist Billy Gilmore to form the first version of Aquaphonics. Square’d is a light hearted approach to celebrate the past decade of playing music together, while leaving the possibilities open for many musical adventures and sit-in guests including a very special set played with Brock Butler and Adam Perry of Perpetual Groove.

Tuesday, March 8
Pato Banton @ Funky Buddha Lounge & Brewery
$15 ADV| $15 DOS | 9PM | 18+
Link for advance tickets:
Born in Birmingham, England, Pato Banton first came to public attention in the early 1980s and has had a long and successful career as a world-renowned reggae legend. In Pato’s music, positive vibrations abound with a beat to keep you on your dancing feet, while he delivers a message that is food for the mind and soul. Many have considered his charismatic performance as live theatre where no show is alike and audience members become participants in the experience. Pato has collaborated with everyone from David Hinds of Steel Pulse to Robin and Ali Campbell of UB40. Most recently, Pato has been playing with Mystic Roots, a reggae band formed in Chico, California.

Thursday, March 17 – St. Patty’s Day
Dopapod @ Funky Buddha Lounge & Brewery
Come celebrate Dopapoddy’s Day at the Buddha with the funktronic jams of Dopapod and some green Missionary Ale!
$5 | 9PM | 18+
Thumping up from basement parties in Boston, to bumping the sounds systems of major venues all across the east coast, Dopapod has been steadily growing as a musical tour-de-force for 3 years. At face value, their sound can be described as a funktronic dance party, but if you dive in a little deeper it’s easy to uncover the unique genre-bending blend of funk, trance, rock, afro-beat, dubstep, and prog rock. Dopapod’s debut album, “Radar” has received critical acclaim from national publications such as Performer Magazine, calling Dopapod’s members “incredibly talented musicians” and that the band has “set the bar respectfully high for their first full length recording.” Dopapod has shared the stage with many great bands and musicians such as Sam Kininger (Soulive, Lettuce), Lotus and Brothers Past, and they’ve landed sets at numerous festivals including Camp Bisco, Mountain Jam and The Big Up.

Funky Buddha Lounge & Brewery
2621 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33431
561.368.4643 |

Hurricane Bar & Lounge
640-7 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483
561.278.0282 |
*All shows – FREE | All Sunday shows FREE BBQ from 6-8pm featuring mojo-marinated chicken, sirloin burgers and beefy foot-long hotdogs for bar patrons.