The Heavy Pets @Barrelhouse South 

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A staple of the East Coast jam band scene, Fort Lauderdale heroes The Heavy Pets are heading back to Savannah.

Blending funk, jazz, rock, and reggae, the band’s been pleasing audiences worldwide for 11 years and remains a summer festival favorite, hitting the likes of Bonnaroo, All Good, Langerado, Jam Cruise, AURA, and more.

The Heavy Pets have stood out for years for their sunshiny approach, languid rhythms and surprising turns. From time to time, the group’s crockpot of genre sounds like what would happen if you dropped Harry Nilsson, Passafire, and String Cheese Incident into a studio together and let ‘em rip. With sharp musical chops—sometimes, Jeff Lloyd and Mike Garulli’s guitars have an almost classical feel, mixing it up from your typical wah-wah-happy jam fare— It’s good-timing music suitable for a Saturday on Tybee with a cold six-pack and great company.

Thursday, June 9, 9 p.m., free, 21+


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Anna Chandler

Anna Chandler

Connect Savannah Arts & Entertainment Editor Anna Chandler started writing about music after growing hoarse from talking about it nonstop. Born in Tennessee and raised in South Carolina, she has been a proud Savannahian for 8 years. She sings & plays guitar & accordion in COEDS and Lovely Locks.


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