Zenbarn's 420 festivities conclude with a massive show presented by our good friends at Fiddlehead Brewing Company with the incredible Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad! The Melting Nomads kick off the night at 9pm!
Formed in 2001 in Rochester, New York, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad first received praise for their live show, which combined world beats and reggae rhythms within jamband aesthetics. In recent years the band’s studio recordings, which showcase their songwriting and musicianship across all genres of roots music, have further cemented their legend as master innovators and artists. Their sixth studio album MAKE IT BETTER was released September 16, 2016 on Rootfire Cooperative, and debuted at #1 on the Billboard Reggae Chart. “There is a lot of intention in this release. We had a purpose to prove to ourselves recording this album [MAKE IT BETTER]. We wanted to know that we could put our heads down and do good work fast. It was a great release artistically. It uniquely sounds the most progressive of anything we have ever done while also sounding the most like our first album.” -James Searl, Bassist/Vocalist
The Melting Nomads formed in the beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont in April of 2018. Though this band is fresh on the scene, it's members have dedicated much of the last 5 years to the growth and evolution of their musicianship through touring, writing and recording with numerous groups from the Northeast. Devoted to sharing their music and bringing high-energy funky grooves to every room they step in, these nomads will be roaming soon to a musical pasture near you. Blending various individual influences, the group creates a rocking fusion of soulful lyrics and reggae feels with elements of jazz and funk.