Root SHOCK was formed in Winter of 2012 with veteran musicians whose love of reggae music flows deep. Blending roots reggae, dancehall, heavy drum & bass and soulful vocals with conscious lyrics into positive dance music will make you want to move!
Root Shock has been surprising and delighting crowds across the Central New York region, bringing their unique high-energy style spearheaded by the stunning vocals of Jessica Brown to a wide range of settings. The band’s dedication to spreading music with a positive message has paid off in entertaining, elevating, and energizing music lovers of all walks of life!
Established in 2017, Strange to Look At is a fittingly weird meeting of the minds set to shake up the Syracuse music scene.
The band's five players trace their roots back to a variety of styles — from blues to punk rock, to prog, to ska, to North Indian classical music. As Strange to Look At, they've found unity in an affinity for horror and sci-fi soundtracks and female-fronted indie rock.
At times sludgy, then psychedelic, then lush and danceable, but always a little spooky, Strange to Look At makes the kind of noise that's best experienced live.
"It made me want to trick-or-treat."