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Root Shock

Root Shock

Saturday September 14th

Doors at 8pm Show at 9pm

$10 Ticket


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Conscious, soulful, uplifting, even healing—that’s how many fans of Root Shock have describedthe band’s infectious sound and energy. With a reputation like that, it’s unsurprising that thisgroup is indebted to reggae, a class of music forever married tolove, humanity, social change,and an almost tangible sense of sunlight. But Root Shock didn’t form on a beach. Instead, theycame up in snowy Syracuse, New York in 2012, and since then, they’ve developed a voice thattranscends genre.Spearheaded by theacrobatic, powerhouse vocals of Jessica Brown, the Root Shock sound isat once commanding and cathartic, but never at the expense of a velvety, carefully placed jazzor neo-soul lick. When he isn’t complementing Brown’s pipes with his own earthy vocal turns,Phil Grajko gets weird on the guitar, seamlessly moving from chop chords to girthy riffs andspellbinding solos colored by Latin, prog, and psychedelic rock textures—often in tandem withmad keyboard genius Brian Lauri. Rounding out the band, bassist Bill Eppel and drummer TyreOuterbridge make for a formidable rhythm section fluent in patterns ranging from dancehall toska to heavy dub style and funk