While cruising Giant Panda Guerila Dub Squad’s website a few months ago we saw they were touring with a band from California called Rebelution. We checked out their website and were immediately impressed with their unique fusion of reggae and rock made popular by Sublime in the 90’s.
Opening for Slightly Stoopid at the best venue in Buffalo, Rebelution threw down with intense reggae rhythms and chest pounding bass.
The ladies were out in force dressed to kill and ready to dance. The band started off with “Other Side” off their Courage To Grow album with fans singing along for most of the show. This set also features two new songs “Outta Control” & “Brighter Side” of life. The guys from Santa Barbara California played for a solid hour and warmed the place up nicely for Slightly Stoopid. It’s great to see the reggae scene alive and well in Buffalo.
Look for tour dates to be announced soon on the bands website, the guys will be making an appearance at Rothbury Festival in Michigan July 2-5th.
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Originally formed in 2004, the group consists of vocalist/guitarist Eric Rachmany, keyboardist Rory Carey, drummer Wesley Finley, and bassist Marley D. Williams (who hand selected each member and formed the group). It was their mutual attendance of music classes at college in Santa Barbara that initially brought them together, and it was in this environment that the seeds of their successful future were planted. While residing in nearby Isla Vista (where the majority of the college population lives), the group began to build serious momentum through consistent gigging and the release of a self-titled EP. Before they knew it, they were one of the biggest draws in the area â€” and not just in the reggae genre. â€œIt definitely went to the next level when we, literally, had thousands of people watching us perform in Isla Vista on Friday nights,â€ explained Rachmany. The bandâ€™s upbeat, highly danceable grooves were charting a direct course for bigger and better things.
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