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EOTO'S NON-STOP DANCE TOUR

photos by Amanda Bell- for the Grateful Web

The left coast duo EOTO is heading back out on the road with their unique brand of breakbeat/Glitch-hop and house. The non-stop dance party  begins this February with west coast dates already announced and east coast dates on the horizon. Leaving no stone un-turned, this could quite possibly be the year of EOTO.

 

Consisting of one third of the progressive jam sextet, The String Cheese Incident, the joint venture between Jason Hann and Michael Travis is a fresh, 100% improvised collaboration of live instrumentation and digital mixing.

 

In the world of EOTO, nothing is pre-recorded, nothing is pre-looped and no set is pre-planned. Each show transports the listener to a unique time and place, providing an unmatched sonic dance experience night in and night out. Inspired by legendary DJ's and mix artists of the world, the duo combines cutting-edge technology with live instrumental performance to create truly original and melodic dance music in the moment. Merging hypnotic rhythms, pounding bass, and mesmerizing melodies, EOTO's sonic assault is certainly the forefront of an emerging musical movement.

What's striking about an EOTO performance versus those of their mix forefathers is that because nothing is pre-recorded there is no set list or specific plan to where the music will take the listener (or the band for that matter). This modern symphonic, freedom ensures that with each night the sound can only morph into something bigger, something greater than the whole for both the band and the fans. This inspiration is what keeps the duo out night after night, literally on the hunt for a new sound in a new era.

 

Performing in roles completely different than the ones in SCI, Jason Hann keeps the crowds moving. Covering percussion, layering eclectic-glitchy samples, live auxiliary re-mixing, as well as the playing drum kit, Hann provides the rhythmic backbone for all things EOTO. Adding blissful and edgy tonal ambience is the multi-talented Michael Travis. Blending bass, guitar, keyboards and hand percussion, as well as live mixing and re-mixing, Travis creates the spacey flavor capturing the listener's senses. 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 fans as well as new fans will be drawn to the dance frenzy and originality that is EOTO.

 

With back-to-back performances spanning the western seaboard and more national dates yet to be announced, EOTO is poised to deliver great advancements to the modern music world.

 

For a complete list of 2009 tour dates, check out EOTO's Myspace Page.

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