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Jam Cruise 11 Lineup and Destinations Announced!

For the past decade, Jam Cruise has been delivering a musical experience like no other.

Nolafunk Jazzfest Series Finalizes 2012 Lineup

Coinciding with the evenings & weekends of New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the inaugural Nolafunk Jazzfest Series 2012 lineup is now complete with the addition of Daptone Records’ Budos Band who, along with Hairy Apes BMX and special guests, will be a part of the Oddity Faire After-Party at Republic. (The Oddity Faire features headliner Primus at the nearby Sugarmill.)

First Annual Nolafunk Jazzfest Series Announces Initial Lineup

The First Annual Nolafunk Jazzfest Series, produced by Creative Entertainment Group (CEG), will take place April 27 – May 5, 2012, during the evenings of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

BoomBox: "Me and My Baby" - Live At The Aggie Theater

BoomBox, composed of producers, DJs, songwriters, multi-instrumentalists and longtime friends Russ Randolph and Zion Rock Godchaux, officially release the previously unrecorded single "Me and My Baby" coupled with a video filmed at their sold out Aggie Theatre<

New BoomBox Track, Video, Website & Winter Tour

While BoomBox finishes up their 'Dark End of the Street' tour this week with final stops in Columbia, Tulsa, Lawrence and Fayetteville, they released a new website with online store as well as announce their first dates of 2012 including West Coast and South East runs with guests Eliot Lipp, ill-esha, Govinda, Bitch Please and others as well as a performance at Snowball in Vail, CO.
 
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Eliot Lipp Announces Tour Dates with BoomBox, Also Plays Snowglobe Music Festival

In between east coast NYE shows with the New Deal and Brothers Past (in Baltimore and Richmond, respectively), Eliot Lipp will bounce to Lake Tahoe, CA for a coveted December 30 main stage slot at the inaugural Snowglobe Music Festival.

Disco Biscuits Announce 2011 Bisco Inferno

The Disco Biscuits are pleased to announce that the Biscuits will be returning to Red Rocks Amphitheater for the third installment of BISCO INFERNO on Saturday May 28th! This year, we will lead up to the main event with two kickoff shows at the Ogden Theatre in Denver on Thursday and Friday May 26-27 - tickets for these dates will only be available as part of a three-night package.

The supporting cast at Red Rocks is in place as well! In addition to our two long Biscuits sets, we are excited to be joined first and foremost by killer dubstep DJ/producer Rusko. For fans of hip-hop, we've got Big Boi, famous for being half of the legendary ATL group Outkast. And warming up the show will be two more incredible acts Emancipator and BoomBox.

Three-day passes for all three nights of Inferno will be available exclusively at discobiscuits.com next Tuesday 2/22 at Noon MT, at the low price of $100! We will also be providing details on travel packages from CID Entertainment early next week.

Check out Grateful Web's coverage of the 2009 Bisco Inferno here, and the 2010 Bisco Inferno here.

BoomBox: The Grateful Web Speaks with Electronic Rock and Roll Innovators Russ Randolph & Zion Rock Godchaux

As a prequel to their 8 day tour of Colorado, the Grateful Web got a chance to speak with electronic/rock and roll duo BoomBox about touring, their history, songwriting, and what makes them and their music tick.

Grateful Web: This is Dave Papuga from the Grateful Web, and today I have the privilege of speaking with Russ Randolph and Zion Godchaux from BoomBox.

BoomBox NEW Album "downriverelectric" out NOW

Once again, the otherwise understated area of Muscle Shoals, Alabama finds itself in the limelight. Recognized for inspiring legendary recordings from the likes of Aretha Franklin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, The Rolling Stones and The Allman Brothers, Muscle Shoals has played host to some of the most creative music in popular culture. The town is so legendary that even current platinum selling artists such as The Black Keys have recently have made it a point to record recent releases there.  This leaves no doubt that a musical revival is imminent and the locally bred electronic duo BoomBox is leading the charge.

“I do believe that music is genetic—it’s a family thing. Whatever was magical about Muscle Shoals is still there.” Dan Auerbach, The Black Keys

BoomBox was born in Muscle Shoals, AL. Not just figuratively, but literally. The duo grew up just a few short blocks from the famous “Muscle Shoals Sound Studio” where legend claims the most famous recordings in history have been inspired. As luck would have it, the two met in 2004 during a recording session, and haven’t looked back since. In recent years, BoomBox, in addition to the likes of the Drive By Truckers, have become one of a few acts that are being recognized for their unique take on “the Shoal’s” musical history.

Featuring Producer/Engineer/Drummer Russ Randolph and Producer/Vocalist/Instrumentalist Zion Rock Godchaux, BoomBox draws their inspiration from the roots of the region including elements of Motown, Folk and Vintage Rock while infusing modern elements of IDM, Disco and Funky House. Add layers of raw guitar riffs, catchy songwriting and signature psychedelia poetry lyrics and the result is like nothing else on the scene today.

As thousands of units of their debut release Visions of Backbeat continue to move and tracks like Stereo hit dancefloors worldwide, BoomBox releases their sophomore album, downriverelectric on Wednesday, June 30, 2010.

While many electronic acts typically record within digital production formats, it happens the very same organic setting that was the impetus in the create the movement of BoomBox ultimately became the final inspirations for the completion of downriverelectric. Through tapping some of the same vintage gear of their Muscle Shoal predecessors, the duo pays respect to the musical memoirs of Muscle Shoals’ as well as the rhythms of the Tennessee River with a different, yet familiar, flavor.

From new cuts such as Dungeons and Watergun to live favorites Headchange and Mr. Boogieman, downriverelectric deliberately weaves a variety of dance frenzy beats filled with catchy songwriting and soul shuttering lowend.  While the album took a bit longer than expected, the final product foretells yet another groundbreaking release from the area worth recognition.  What’s yet to come from the Muscle Shoals music scene is hard to tell, but one thing is for certain, with acts like BoomBox infusing the rich lore of the area into their current sound, history is guaranteed to repeat itself.

To celebrate the release of downriverelectric the group currently has 2 tracks for free download at www.music.thisisboombox.com and on Wednesday, June 30 will make the first 1000 downloads of entire album available free!  Listen to Boombox's 'Watergun' {play}images/mp3/watergun.mp3{/play}


downriverlectric track list:
1. dungeons
2. headchange
3. showboat
4. cool aide smile
5. watergun
6. round & round
7. shakedown street
8. mr boogie man
9. watergun (reprise)

BoomBox Announces March Colorado Tour

Featuring Producer Russ Randolph and Vocalist/Guitarist Zion Rock Godchaux, BoomBox draws their inspiration from their hometown roots in Muscle Shoals, AL – an area known for inspiring the worlds most legendary recordings of the 60’s, 70’s 80’s and into the present. The powerhouse duo draws their inspiration from their hometown roots and is recognized for infusing elements of Motown, Folk, and Rock into an electronic music blender with heavy bass undertones and ethereal vocals for a dance party vibe that has fans coming out in drones.

Using only word of mouth buzz, BoomBox has built a strong national following with a history of packed performances around the country. Locally, the band boasts two sold out shows in Denver last November, as part of their annual urban electronic festival RE:Convergence, which took place at Cervantes.

BoomBox will be performing with special opening guests BLVD along the western slopes this spring in support of their latest release, downriverelectric, which is expected to hit the streets in advance of the Colorado tour.

COLORADO TOUR:
3/9 - Three20South, Breckenridge, CO
3/10 - Belly Up, Aspen, CO
3/11 - Aggie Theater, Fort Collins, CO
3/12 - Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO
3/13 - Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO
3/14 - Abbey Theatre, Durango, CO