Jam Bands

February 19, 2012 - 1:34pm
Review: Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad channels their inner Grateful Dead in their groovy set Saturday night at The Westcott Theater.

Although the lineups for some of everyone’s favorite festivals -- Coachella, Bonnarroo and Sasquatch! -- have been revealed, the blustery Syracuse weather reminds us that festival season is still yonder. Rochester-based Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad attempted to bring that festival atmosphere to The Westcott Theater Saturday night with their self-proclaimed "relentless reggae" sound.

April 20, 2011 - 12:15pm
Review: The jam band took a small Westcott Theater audience on a ride across musical genres during a recently rescheduled show.

The Brew waited two months for this night.

The eclectic jam band with a chameleonic stage presence has been gaining prominence across the Northeast, but had their second appearance at The Wescott Theater delayed by one of Syracuse’ s infamous snow-heavy blizzards. Last Thursday the group finally played in an intimate, airy concert hall to an audience of about 50 people.

February 14, 2011 - 4:32pm
The Washington, D.C.-based reggae act played a nearly-two hour intimate set for a surprisingly adoring crowd.

SOJA played a full house of Syracuse's reggae lovers into an all-night groove with their longing melodies, forceful rhythms and intricate lyrics about unity, love and freedom on Sunday night. Considering that, the show became a fitting date setting for all who spent Valentine's Day Eve at The Wescott Theater.