Who?: Collin Jones, guitar/synthesizer; Mikey Pantano, guitar; Jason Gilly, bass; Matthew Blauvelt, drums.
What?: Progressive rock with elements of funk, psychedelia, jam band and jamtronica. An ambitious, searing collection of tunes, dubbed “Troncoso,” is now available for streaming and purchase through Ocupanther.bandcamp.com.
Why?: A young band with talent to spare, Ocupanther creates densely textured, multimovement pieces marked by virtuosic ensemble interplay, memorable hooks and a seemingly effortless ability to make the complex sound disarmingly familiar. Fans of Dopapod, Raq and Aqueous, line up.
What’s next?: Ocupanther plays at 9 tonight in Mojo’s (104 East 2nd St., Jamestown).
Check Out: ocupanther.bandcamp.com.
– Jeff Miers