Orlando/Gainesville Jam Band Diocious Makes its South Florida Debut With a Three-Date Run Starting March 10

Hard-working and constantly touring, Orlando's psychedelic funk-rock act Diocious is definitely making waves throughout Florida and the Southeast. The trio is riding a swell of shows through the month of March, including three dates opening for the prominent San Francisco jamband Tea Leaf Green and a slot at the La Viance Festival in Central Florida. But with a three-day run of shows starting March 10, Diocious washes up on South Florida shows for the first time.

Diocious is composed of Alex Robertson on guitar, Josh Hoffman on bass, and Partin Whitaker on drums with each sharing vocal responsibilities. They are serious players, and live, everything centers around improvisation and spontaneity. Still, it's all anchored in a progressive song style but also a driving dance beat. Check out this band before it blows up on the jam scene -- and keep an eye out for the rainbow-spitting panda bear!

Hit the jump for full show details and a couple of the band's live jam videos.

-- Matt Beck

Diocious, Wednesday, March 10. The Funky Buddha, 2621 N. Federal

Hwy., Boca Raton. Tickets cost $3 and go to charity; age 18 and up;


10 p.m. Thursday, March 11. The Dive Bar, 3233 N. Ocean Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Admission is free; age 21 and up; 954-565-9264;

10 p.m. Friday, March 12. Titanic Brewery, 5813 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables. Admission is free; all ages; 305-668-1742;