One way to beat the end-of-summer blues is to head out and hear some warm & sunny reggae music. Our good friends [lastfm]Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad[/lastfm] are riding to the rescue with a huge late-Summer/Fall tour that will take them from coast to coast, both as headliners and on a killer co-bill with their Hawaiian brothers-in-reggae [lastfm]The Green[/lastfm]. If you’re in search of the Endless Summer, there’s no better way to get there than some live roots and dub reggae. Click through to find out when, where and how soon you can hop on this reggae train.
If you need a refresher on who these two fine reggae crews are, take a look at the videos below. First up is [lastfm]Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad[/lastfm], New York State’s very finest musicians and alums of Street Date‘s studio sessions. Here they are in our NYC studio, way back in 2009, performing their tune “Love You More.”
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Hawaii’s The Green are a rapidly-rising force in the reggae world. Their self-titled debut album was met with critical acclaim and was voted “Best Reggae Album” of 2010 by iTunes. Their brand-new EP just hit the web – check out their website for a listen to “Love & Affection.” Get a preview of the new tunes by hitting play on the video below:
Some notable stops on the co-headlining tour with [lastfm]Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad[/lastfm] and The Green include the Roxy Theater in Los Angeles, Slim’s in San Francisco, The Pour House in Charleston, SC and the Highline Ballroom in New York City. All the tourdates are listed here and ticket on-sales have already begun for some shows.
We’ll leave you today with a great video from GPGDS’ latest visit to the MoBoogie studios in Colorado. Here are the guys performing a killer cover of the [lastfm]Grateful Dead[/lastfm] classic “New Speedway Boogie” – enjoy.
Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad performing “New Speedway Boogie”