Knitting Factory Presents
The Heavy Pets, Spacegram, Dewpoint
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.
The group became an instant Sirius radio sensation upon the release of their debut album Whale in 2007. The crossover sound on their self-titled release, named a "Top 10 Album of 2010" by The Huffington Post, propelled them into the periphery of mainstream music. 2011 saw the release of Swim Out Past The Sun, an acoustic affair featuring longtime Jerry Garcia collaborator David Grisman. Beginning in 2013, The Heavy Pets put out a series of EPs recorded at the legendary Power Station studios, and have a new double LP coming this year.
Dewpoint is a four-piece jam band from Boston, Massachusetts. Establishing their current lineup in early 2015, they have played many staple venues in the area (Brighton Music Hall, The Middle East Downstairs, The Stone Church). Their musical style spans many genres, weaving melodic progressive rock and psychedelic grooves seamlessly under irresistibly catchy lead lines. On any night, Dewpoint pushes their catalog of original songs to new heights by exploring novel feels, taking improvisational risks, and concocting set lists that allow musical themes and soaring melodies to be revisited and reimagined throughout the course of a show. With an ever-expanding repertoire of originals and noteworthy covers, every Dewpoint show is a unique musical experience.