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. […]