Tortoise Forest and Land of Panda
Saturday, Jan. 25
This isn't the slow tale of the tortoise and the hare — Buffalo-based progressive rock quartet Tortoise Forest hits the ground running with its stomping rhythms and heavy hooks. The tracks are woven with lush melodies and speckled with electronics, making their sound anything but ordinary.
Their affinity for improvisation, guitar pedals, and effects brought them together in 2015. Since then, Tortoise Forest has played hundreds of shows and over a dozen festivals.
Joining Tortoise Forest will be Land of Panda, a group that aims to spread peace and positivity through their music. Taking inspiration from Prince, Sublime, and Bob Marley, Land of Panda melds the funk, R&B, reggae, indie, metal, and psychedelic genres into one.
Their self-titled debut album was recorded in under 24 hours and became available on all streaming services June 1, 2019.
Although both bands' spirit animals are notorious for their lethargy, expect their live performances at the King's Rook Club to be anything but sleepy.
— Chloe Forbes
10 p.m. to 2 a.m. // King's Rook Club, 1921 Peach St. // 21+ // facebook.com/events