Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad “Signs” official video

After surging to the #1 spot on the Billboard Reggae Charts with their 2016 album Make It Better, the Rochester, New York-based quintet Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad released their new video for “Signs” this week. Reaching out via Facebook to find an animator, the band was impressed by the work of Cait Davis and […]

5th Annual Levitate Music Festival revealed

The east coast festival scene is rapidly growing into a massive movement, with most events embracing reggae artists with open arms. One notable event on the rise is Massachusetts’ Levitate Music and Arts Festival – now in its 5th year! From its humble beginnings as a friendly community barbecue in 2013, LMF has skyrocketed its […]

Get ready for Rootfire At The Park 2016

Just a short drive from Florida's own Orlando International Airport and other area attractions, the city of Cocoa is rich in history and offers many unique experiences. The one experience that you do not want to miss this year is Rootfire At The Park presented by Deuterman Productions and Ineffable Live. On October 22, one […]

Giant Panda ‘Make It Better’ album review

With new album Make It Better available on digital outlets today, Rochester, New York-based Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad brings forward their rich musical heritage. Throughout the exactly 38 minute runtime of Make It Better, Giant Panda masterfully crafts an immense array of soundscapes, from soft and smooth melodies to massive walls of luscious sound, […]

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad “Steady” music video

After making headlines earlier this year for announcing their Fall ‪Steady Tour‬ with the boys of The Simpkin Project, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad just dropped an official music video for the title track “Steady” from their late 2014 hit album. The video was shot during the 2015 California Roots Festival in beautiful Monterey, CA […]

California Roots 2015: Day one

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Bright Days coming up for Giant Panda

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad is at it again, bringing their fans new tracks on their highly-anticipated Bright Days album due May 18. The boys from Rochester, New York have again teamed up with producer Craig Welsch (10 Ft. Ganja Plant) to bring music deemed as an “American Beauty-era to African-inspired instrumentals to early Neil […]

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad Steady Tour 2015

One of the most respected genre bending reggae groups out there, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, returns to touring this month. On February 6th, GPGDS will play Aggie Theatre in Fort Collins, Colorado to kick off their 2015 Steady tour. Their most recent album, which happens to go under the same name, debuted at number […]

California Roots 2015: Round 2 artist announcement

Everyone who’s anyone in the reggae scene looks forward all year to a meta-Memorial Day weekend known as the California Roots Music and Arts Festival. Located in Monterey, due south of San Francisco, reggae fans and festival lovers alike rejoice in three full days of fun in the sun, music and memories. Once the spectacular […]

California Roots 2015: Round 1 artist announcement

If you’ve been “unplugged” and away from social media throughout the weekend, you probably missed out on a very important announcement from the fine folks at California Roots.  On Friday October 10, 2014 California Roots announced the first round of artists for next year’s “Super Bowl” of reggae music. The 6th annual California Roots Music […]

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad ‘Steady’ album review

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, PANDA!, GPGDS, Giant Panda, whichever way you want to spin their name, the five piece East Coast natives will be releasing their latest studio album on September 30, 2014 titled Steady under the juggernaut indie label Easy Star Records. Founded over 15 years ago, the international label has under its […]

Giant Panda upcoming release and new single “Steady”

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad has exhibited a plethora of talent on their three full-length albums, either landing in the dub reggae or Americana genres. Founded in Rochester in 2004, Giant Panda has last peaked at #5 on the Reggae Billboard Charts two years ago with their most recent album “In These Times”. As their […]

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad: In Roots We Trust tour

Top Shelf Reggae caught up with New York based Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad at Slim's in San Francisco to snap a few photos of the quintet on stop number six of their eight city West Coast tour. The In Roots We Trust 2014 tour includes GPGDS, with support from The Expanders and The Simpkin […]

Giant Panda watch

On January 17, 2014, Top Shelf Reggae got to visit Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad at the Belly Up in San Diego, California. Yeah, there name is a mouthful, and so is their music! Mixing ska-reggae with psychedelic rock, this New York band from Rochester brought their East Coast accent to their West Coast tour. […]