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BoomBox Lines Up April Tour Dates

boxWith excitement continuing to develop around their upcoming release, BoomBox has added several tour dates to their April calendar. The psychedelic trip-hop brainchildren Russ Randolph and Zion Rock Godchaux are prepping the final mixes for the new album downriverelectric and giving audiences glimpses of what is to come from the groundbreaking duo. Blending decades of musical evolution across all genres with an inherent musical inclination, BoomBox carries the torch for the live electronica scene.

BoomBox hails from the legendary Muscle Shoals, AL; the last bastion of hope for towns with profound connections to decades of musical contributions. The BoomBox vibe is built on the rich history and influence of the region imparted on Randolph and Godchaux. Incorporating live DJ’ing with guitars and vocals in real time, the duo drops body-shaking rhythms into textured guitar phrases and hypnotic rhythms. Hitting the stage with unparalleled energy and a vast musical catalog, the BoomBox live experience is thoroughly unique and refreshing.

BoomBox’s highly anticipated April tour gets underway on the 9th, as the innovative DJ / singer-songwriter / guitarist duo returns to Boulder, CO for a performance at the Fox Theatre. BoomBox has penned additional stops in St. Louis, Chicago, Boston, Albany, New York City, and Baltimore and will include the Sunsation Festival at Copper Mountain and The Early Bird Festival in Garrettsville, OH. Providing a unique concert experience, iClips.net will stream the live performance of the April 16th show at the Old Rock House in St. Louis, MO on their website. The tour concludes May 2nd in Knoxville, TN.

For tour dates and information go to: www.thisisboombox.com

04/09 - Fox Theatre - Boulder, CO
04/11 - Copper Mountain - Copper Mtn, CO
04/16 - Old Rock House - St. Louis, MO
04/17 - Subterranean - Chicago - IL
04/18 - Nelson Ledges Quarry - Garrettsville, OH
04/20 - Rex Theatre - Pittsburgh, PA
04/22 - Bill's Bar - Boston, MA
04/23 - The Wheelhouse - Narragansett, RI
04/24 - Red Square - Albany, NY
04/25 - Rocks Off: Concert Cruise - New York, NY
04/27 - The 8x10 - Baltimore, MD
04/28 - Rocktown Grill - Harrisonburg, VA
04/30 - The Pour House Music Hall - Raleigh, NC
05/01 - Awful Arthurs - Roanoke, VA
05/02 - World Grotto and Gallery - Knoxville, TN

BoomBox, EOTO & Pretty Lights Respond to 'Hamptonite'

Boombox - photo by Sam Holloway- for the Grateful Web

In light of the recent cancellation of "Hamptonite" (the after Phish shows previously scheduled to take place on March 6th & 7th) BoomBox, EOTO and Pretty Lights have joined together to organize a free-ticket exchange for all ticket holders who lost money on their processing fees.

Beginning February 17th, all ticket holders who can prove proof of purchase, will be allotted a free replacement ticket to the show of their choice in 2009, for one of the three participating acts (festival and private dates excluded).

Organizers of the free ticket exchange have set up a dedicated fax line and email account for ticket holders to submit their proof of purchase for review. The ticket exchange ends at midnight on March 17th and all approved participants will be contacted after March 18th to be given the opportunity to select their replacement show (must be a published and scheduled date at the time of selection).

Also, for those who still wish to see EOTO after Phish, their performance has been moved to the NorVa with Bassnectar on March, 6th – however due to a change in venue, purchased tickets cannot be honored at the new location.

If you purchased tickets to either the March 6th or 7th "Hamptonite" shows and would like to receive free tickets to see BoomBox, EOTO or Pretty Lights in exchange for the lost processing fees, submit your proof of purchase to one of the following outlets:

Email: freetickets@client.tsunamipublicity.com

Fax: 866.540.0378

Offer ends at midnight on March, 17th

HAMPTONITE! w/ EOTO, Pretty Lights, Boombox & More!

EOTO - photo by Amanda Bell- for the Grateful Web

This March marks the return of Phish and their first shows (Hampton Coliseum, Hampton VA- March 6th, 7th, 8th) in almost five years.  With their return brings much cause to celebrate, and Glitterglu Productions is more than happy to serve up a tasty dessert to this musical main course with two Phish after-show parties at the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium in Hampton, VA, only 3.5 miles from the Hampton Coliseum, Friday March 6th and Saturday March 7th.  The dance infused music line up features a who's who of the live electronica scene, including EOTO, BoomBox, Pretty Lights, J.Wail, Freepeoples Frequency (featuring members of SeepeopleS) and Sci Fi.  Although billed as an after-show for the main event, doors open at 9pm both nights and the shows will start soon thereafter for the many Phish fans who make the migration to Hampton, VA and aren't fortunate enough to score tickets

Glitterglu Productions has truly cooked up an eclectic mix of live electronic improv and beat oriented dance acts to keep bodies shaking until 5 am. Headlining the first night are jam-scene veterans EOTO.  Consisting of one third of the progressive sextet, The String Cheese Incident, EOTO is a joint venture between former SCI members Jason Hann and Michael Travis.  The duo is an entirely improvisational collaboration of live instrumentation and digital mixing. They have eagerly taken to the road to deliver a totally inimitable and unforgettable live experience.Performing in roles completely different than the ones in SCI, Jason Hann and Michael Travis keep the crowds moving.  With the raw power of live drums, the music is all created on the spot, recorded, and remixed live, proving no two shows are exactly alike. While completely different from SCI, life-long SCI fans will be drawn to the dance frenzy and originality that is EOTO

The line up for Friday also includes national touring sensation J.Wail who creates his own style of "live-club-funk" through innovative techniques using guitar, bass, vocals, synthesizers and live electronics.  With 450 + shows in the last three years J.Wail has proved himself one of the top up and coming acts on the scene.  Also on the line-up is Wilminton, NC's favorite party band Sci Fi, who recently released their self-titled debut album to much critical acclaim.  Following the after-show in Hampton, Glitterglu Productions is also proud to announce the EOTO Florida Spring Break Tour (March 9-14) consisting of shows in Islamorada (3/9), Key West (3/10), Miami (3/11), Marathon (3/12), Delray Beach (3/13), West Palm Beach (3/14), and Gainesville (3/15).  More Details are provided below and can also be found online

Co-headlining the second night of late night Phish extravaganzas is the wildly popular dance rock duo, Boombox and the Colorado based break-beat duo, Pretty LightsBoomBox is producer/DJ Russ Randolph and singer/songwriter/guitarist Zion Rock Godchaux. This pair of dynamic artists uses their rich musical history and their vision of music and popular culture to deliver a style of music distinctly different from anything heard or seen in music today. This signature sound and show brings live music to a new, elevated level. Pretty Lights is the musical vision of the ultra-versatile Colorado based producer Derek Vincent Smith, accompanied in the live setting by drummer, Cory Eberhard.  Together these two achieve a raw energy rarely reached in the realm of electronic music. At a time when music lovers from almost all subcultures and genres are finding common ground in the basic form of bangin' beats, Pretty Lights is giving the people what they want; electro organic cutting-edge party rocking beats that fill venues with energy and emotion and send dance floors into frenzies.  Derek's latest album, Filling Up The City Skies, is a two disc, 26 track journey through past, present, and future. The album has been downloaded over 30,000 times from the Pretty Lights website in the short three months since its release, proving that the PL sound is not only getting around, it's spreading like a virus.

Rounding out the line up on Saturday night are performances from J.Wail and Freepeoples Frequency (FFQ).  FFQ consists of SeepeopleS frontman Will Bradford and SeepeopleS sound engineer Brooke BinionFFQ recently opened shows for Lotus and Boombox and are relentless in their attempt to revive big-beat electronic music, with their own unique flavor, of course. In addition to an already packed musical line-up, DJ Ginza of Elemental Harmonics will be doing special late night sets on both nights with an array of very speical guests.  All in all, Glitterglu Productions has drawn up a recipe for a fantastic dessert to the dinner that is the return of Phish.  For more information on these events and ticket sales, click here.

BoomBox Set to Ring in the New Year at Mile High

photos by Sam Holloway- for the Grateful Web

The electronic musical duo BoomBox, known for their non-stop dance parties and explosive live shows, will be playing two extraordinary late night New Years 2008 shows in Denver. Recognized as an innovative driving force on the music scene today, the brainchild of DJ / producer Russ Randolph and singer / songwriter / guitarist Zion Rock Godchaux pushes the boundaries of creativity and originality to unmatched heights..

Kicking it all off on Tuesday, December 30th at Owsley's Golden Road, the headline show will feature special guests Melvin Seals and JGB as well as Steve Kimock and Friends opening the night. BoomBox will take to the stage from 1:30am to 4:30am, keeping the party going until the early morning hours. Individual tickets for the first night are available online.

On New Year's Eve, BoomBox moves the party down the road to the Crown Plaza Hotel in the heart of downtown Denver. Hosting their very own late night NYE show destined to be another all night extravaganza, festivities will begin immediately following the Widespread Panic show. The extended BoomBox set will feature an appearance by the Everyone Orchestra and will no doubt feature several other surprise guests converging upon the Mile High City for the special night. Expect the likes of Melvin Seals, Steve Kimock and members of Hot Buttered Rum as BoomBox jams into the early morning.

BoomBox Comes Back To Boulder

It was another typical Saturday night in Boulder, Colorado.  University Hill was crawling with weekend revelers, frat boys wearing their hats like idiots, freshmen trolling for house parties where no one checks ID, and throngs of music fans smoking cigarettes and talking it up outside the Fox Theatre.  The crowd outside the Fox was a pretty good cross-section of Boulder society - a mix of tie-dye, glow sticks and designer jeans.  Inside the

BoomBox Brings Non-Stop Dance Party on Tour

Russ Randolph - photos by Sam Holloway- for the Grateful Web

BoomBox is hitting the road for a non-stop dance party consisting of almost 30 national dates through 2008. The tour plans include near sold-out performances at the legendary Newport Music Hall in Columbus, OH, the Pour House in Raleigh, NC, and Cervantes Masterpiece Theater in Denver, CO. On the heels of an up-coming studio release, BoomBox is laying down the groundwork to accomplish great things in 2009.

Hailing from the legendary Muscle Shoals, Alabama, BoomBox offers encyclopedic insight into decades of music and popular culture influence in a one hundred percent original musical message. Comprising of two parts sonic interplay, DJ/producer Russ Randolph and singer/songwriter/guitarist Zion Rock Godchaux have built BoomBox on a foundation of danceable rhythms, hypnotic mixes and shimmering guitar phrases. Adding to the distinctiveness of the experience, the duo incorporates a live DJ with guitars and vocals mixed in real time.

BoomBox takes to the stage each night with unmatched energy and an unspoken vibe, winning audiences over on a city-by-city basis. Evolving through the common visualization of a pair of forward thinking artists from diverse musical backgrounds, BoomBox creates a sound that appeals to an extensive audience for fans of all ages and musical influences. As 2008 winds down, BoomBox is just getting started. With a full touring schedule booked until the end of the year, expect gigantic things from the duo. Intent on infecting the masses with the BoomBox vibe, Randolph and Godchaux's ambition is unrivaled. For fans looking forward to the next great chapter in musical history, the future is now. The future is BoomBox.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:

10/24 – Cervantes' Masterpeice Ballroom – Denver, CO
10/25 – Fox Theater – Boulder, CO
10/30 – Rick's Cafe Live – Starkville, MS
10/31 – Zydeco – Birmingham, AL
11/05 – Rocktown Grill – Harrisonburg, VA
11/06 – Rex Theater – Pittsburg, PA
11/07 – Jigsaw Saloon and Stage – Parma, OH
11/08 – Jigsaw Saloon and Stage – Parma, OH
11/12 – The Lyric Theatre – Oxford, MS
11/15 – Copper Mountain – Copper Mountain, CO
11/28 – Crossroads – Huntsville, AL
12/03 – The Pour House – Charleston, SC
12/04 – Loco's Deli and Pub – Savannah, GA
12/05 – French Quarter Cafe – Statesboro, GA
12/06 – Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA
12/19 – Gottrocks – Greenville, SC
12/20 – Shoreline Ballroom – Hilton Head, SC
01/30 – Newby's Restaurant – Memphis, TN
01/31 – George's Majestic – Fayetteville, AR

BoomBox Rox the Fox

A little while back, I posted a simple note underneath a photo I had posted on my Flickr page, a photo of the two-man electro-fusion band BoomBox, stating that I predicted people would be hearing more about this band in the future.  Little did I know at the time that not only would my prophecy come true in fairly rapid order, but that it would be me who did the telling.

This is BoomBox - Spring and Summer Tour Dates

photos by Amanda Bell- for the Grateful Web

Coming from the heart of Alabama, BoomBox has announced a two-month tour spanning from the South, Midwest, into the Mountain West and back again. The musical journey into sound and revelation will feature performances at Camp Jam, Asheville's Music Jamboree and an appearance in July at the brand new Rothbury Festival.

Featuring producer-DJ Russ Randolph and singer-songwriter-guitarist Zion Rock Godchaux, BoomBox blends danceable rhythms, hypnotic mixes, and shimmering guitar phrases with an unspoken vibe. Known for the cathartically smooth vocals of the young Godchaux, the BoomBox sound incorporates a unique edge on the trip-hop genre while meshing decades of musical history into one complete package. It's no doubt, wherever BoomBox sets up to play a dance party is sure to follow.

With an eye for creating and building a conscious community, the duo strives to get involved with local non-profits to help benefit each area they visit. During this tour the band will be working to provide support for both Conscious Alliance and The Basics Fund.

For more information, visit www.thisisboombox.com or www.myspace.com/thisisboombox.

May 15 @ Barleys: Youngstown, OH
May 16 @ Nelson Ledges Quarry: Garrettsville, OH
May 21 @ World Grotto: Knoxville, TN
May 22 @ The Pour House: Charleston, SC
May 24 @ Asheville Music Festival: Horseshoe, NC
May 31 @ Gottrocks: Greenvile, SC
June 1 @ The Soapbox: Wilmington, NC
June 5 @ North Star Bar: Philadelphia, PA
June 6 @ The Rocks Off Concert Cruise: New York, NY
June 7 @ The Electric Company: Utica, NY
June 26 @ French Quarter Cafe: Statesboro, GA
June 27 @ Loco's Deli & Pub: Savannah, GA
June 28 @ Georgia Theatre: Athens, GA
July 4 @ Rothbury Festival: Rothbury, MI
July 11 @ Zydeco: Birmingham, AL
July 12 @ Crossroads: Huntsville, AL
July 22 @ Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater: Vail, CO
July 31 @ Grateful Garcia: Thornville, OH
Aug 1 @ Grateful Garcia: Thornville, OH
Aug 29 @ Nelson Ledges Quarry: Garrettsville, OH
Aug 30 @ Nelson Ledges Quarry: Garrettsville, OH
Aug 31 @ Nelson Ledges Quarry: Garrettsville, OH
Oct 10 @ Newport Music Hall: Columbus, OH

BoomBox Turns it up in Denver

DJ-inspired raves were all the rage in the mid-90s, and continue to be a popular mix of incredible electronic music and serious dance grooves.  The emerging popularity of jambands during that time has led to the inevtible crossover of the two genres, beginning with such pioneers as the Disco Biscuits.

Kimock, Vega, Molo, White, and Seals: Day 2 of my Magical Mystery Weekend

On day 2 of my Magical Mystery Weekend I found myself somewhere I'd never been before – the shower.  Wait, I mean Owsley's Golden Road in Denver, Colorado.  Exactly what a little venue in a big city should be, Owsley's screams character from every angle.  From the broke-ass stone edifice and multiple staging areas to the comfortably lit outdoor patio and a laxity towards the rules that the DEA might not entirely approve of, Owsley's is like a little slice of Amsterdam – completely laissez-faire.  The biggest appeal to me