Garbage plates. Bags of flour. Pitchers of Genny Cream Ale.
Rochester’s known for lots of things. But cultivating an innovative dub reggae experience? Add that achievement to the list, thanks to the creations of its native sons, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad. Launched at the start of the aughts with an amalgamation of world, reggae and jam genre components, the collective courted fans with its wildly exuberant and vibrant live shows, still its potent currency more than 16 years since its formation.
Now, the quintet of James Searl, Chris O’Brian, Dylan Savage, Dan Keller and Tony Gallicchio continues to tour on the 2016 release, “Make it Better.” Impactful and engaging since it debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Reggae chart, the album boasts the image-provoking songwriting and scintillating musicianship that’s colored the band’s career arc from Western New York to all points west.
And for Flour City locals or the band’s eternally devoted fan base, these instrumental attributes are well-known commodities.
Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad: 9 p.m. Sept. 30 at Tralf Music Hall (622 Main St.). Thunderboy and Level 7 Experience open. Doors are at 8 p.m. Tickets are $14 in advance, $17 day of show (box office, Ticketmaster).