The Paradise Theatre, Paonia CO
The Green with Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad
Paradise Theatre
Paonia, CO
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The Green with Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad
The Paradise Theatre presents a co-bill of The Green and Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad performing live on Sunday, October 16th at 8 PM.  Tickets are $15 adv and $17 Day of Show.

THE GREEN~Four extraordinary talents, one scene-shaking reggae band!

That's The Green, four boys hailing from Hawaii who burst out last year with their self-titled debut album. Amazingly for a new band, the disc rocketed onto Billboard's 2010 Year-End Top 10 Reggae Chart, was honored as iTunes' Reggae Album of the Year, won Best Reggae Album at Hawaii's 2011 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards, and has sold over 20,000 copies.

The four members of The Green take pride in the pop-burnished roots reggae style they've cooked upedgy enough to make tastemakers sit up and take notice, yet accessible to all ages "from little tiny kids, to people who just want to rock, to grandmas and grandpas who just love music," says guitarist-singer Zion Thompson.

Righteousnesspono in Hawaiianis everywhere in The Green's music and its message, and has been since the beginning. The band's dominant modern reggae sound has a distinct Hawaiian undercurrent, especially in the lyrics, says Zion. "Even people who don't know Hawaii will realize that we're taking about a beautiful place you can relate to." At the same time, the band reflects a more realistic and modern vision of the Islands, not just the usual Island paradise vibe.

Four distinct voices, four sharp songwriting talents, masterful musicianship, and monster grooves add up to one exceptional band with an unforgettable sound and a powerful story. Though The Green is an important player in the new wave of homegrown reggae artists, they stand out with their ability to play both classic roots and modern dancehall, their vocal harmonies recalling reggae's golden age.

GIANT PANDA GUERILLA DUB SQUAD
After five years on the road, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad's progressive live show has made them one of the most embraced bands by concert-goers and the taper community. Formed in Rochester, New York, GPGDS found common ground through their love of live music, the bass-heavy rhythms of reggae, and long winters spent in a Northeastern industrial city. Collective jam sessions and loosely booked gigs saw the group performing with an evolving lineup. Taking summer road trips to festivals around the country, the band started playing in festival parking lots and campgrounds. These renegade "guerilla" shows would eventually develop into an intense touring cycle.

While the band was quickly placed into the reggae genre after the release of their debut studio album "Slow Down" (2006), Giant Panda has continually pushed the boundaries of this classification. Perhaps said best by online music community JamBase "The five masterful musicians weave layers of complex music within a reggae framework and may be one of the most diverse bands in the genre." However their music is defined, GPGDS is all about the connection between musician and audience in the live experience.

While the band explores and interprets their own music differently from night to night, their compositions rely on strong lyrics and melodic chorus patterns. Adamant that an electronic signal cannot create the same vibration as a real instrument, they travel with a vintage Hammond Organ, and other analog gear. "There's no binary code going on in any of our music" explains GPGDS bassist James Searl. "Actual vibrations send a much more specific sound wave to people's bodies and ears. This affects them physiologicallyanalog makes a more direct communication."  GPGDS continues to explore new territories of psychedelic roots music and experimental dub.

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Paradise Theatre (View)
215 Grand Avenue
Paonia, CO 81428
United States


Categories

Music > Reggae

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: Yes!
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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Grand Junction, CO United States
Oct 15, 2011 10:22 PM
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Grand Junction, CO United States
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Grand Junction, CO United States
Oct 15, 2011 10:22 PM
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Grand Junction, CO United States
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Grand Junction, CO United States
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Durango, CO United States
Oct 15, 2011 3:25 PM

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