The White Panda
The White Panda formed when two boyhood friends discovered they had independently embarked on mashup careers in college. Chicago-based Procrast (Tom Evans) first blended Rick Astley snippets with 2 Live Crew grooves as a way to avoid productive activity in 2008, while DJ Griffi (Dan Griffith) embarked on the same mission, for a similar purpose, in L.A. Their combined effort, the White Panda, launched in 2009 with a single that topped internet radio charts days later.
Buzz from the duo’s first two albums, “Versus” and “Rematch,” saw The White Panda soar into Soundcloud’s top five most-played artists in 2011. They’ve toured alongside Mac Miller, Mike Posner, Wale and Ghostland Observatory—and shared the stage with Tiësto, Benny Benassi, Steve Aoki, and Lupe Fiasco.
“Bambooyah!” their third full-length release, debuted in March ahead of a spring 2012 tour. This summer, the duo will play Lollapalooza and Bamboozle before headlining a fall tour across the U.S. and Canada.
“Mashup Mondays” are the group’s signature release style, putting out a new track almost every week for their fans. All of Panda’s music, from their first track to their most recent, is available for free download on their website.All ages
Doors 7 p.m. $10 advance, $15 day of show