It's hard to believe that despite the blood and love relations that runs between them, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad and Thunder Body have never shared a bill. But that's the claim. Though they share an obvious love for the one drop, both bands have their own sound. Giant Panda has opened its embrace to roots rock and some boss Americana, while Thunder Body has remained staunchly more focused on reggae and soul, delivering a backbone-slipping dub and flourish that runs Hell deep. Regardless, these are two of Rochester's best bands in any genre or category. What an incredible bill.
Thunder Body and Big Mean Sound Machine warm up the stage for Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad on Saturday, September 10, at Anthology, 336 East Avenue. 8 p.m. $20-$30. anthologylive.com; thunderbody.com.