BoomBox

BoomBox: Fall Tour

What is BoomBox? Some would claim they’re an enthralling, sweaty heap of down tempo disco-hop. Others may say they're a special blend of Funktronic ‘n Blues. They prefer to just call it Rock ‘n Roll and leave the rest up to the listener.

Comprised of multi-talented producer/musicians Zion “Rock” Godchaux and Russ Randolph, the BoomBox project manifested in 2004 during a recording session. Instantly clicking, the two realized they together harnessed both the talent and drive to introduce a new, unequaled sound to the live music scene.

In an era of iterative button pushing, beat repeat and laptop DJs, repetitious sets and inability to consistently perform for an audience have unfortunately rendered some musicians/artists hopelessly obsolete. BoomBox counters this, solidifying their musical presence by keeping on their toes through live performances, feeding on the crowd’s energy and basing selections accordingly. Each track is inspired by the feel of the moment, providing the duo ample room for open improvisation every night.

When on stage, Godchaux and Randolph use a few devices for delivering melodious sound to captivated audiences. Godchaux equips himself with guitar and an assortment of pedals and sequencers as well as provides calm, soothing vocals. On the opposite side of the stage, Randolph contributes woozy synthesizer lines and handles the backing beats via drum sequencers and various programming. A true team, they usher out auditory gratification for eager fans who show up to be undoubtably swept away, immersed in the groove.

It seems no matter where or when they play, BoomBox both attracts and captures crowds, taking them on a dulcetly euphoric escapade. Regardless of the setting or at what point in tour, they perpetually execute the perfect intensity, leaving sweat drenched show-goers glowing with love hung expressions.

With minimal time to recover from an amazing and eventful summer that included stops at numerous venues and festivals all over the country including All Good, Wakarusa, Camp Bisco, 10KLF and EarthDance, BoomBox once again hits the road. This time serving an upcoming collection of intimate performances to select cities on the West Coast alongside top ranking DJ and producer, Ana Sia. Like her current tour mates, Sia too thrives on live performance, her shows a tangled mess of grimy low-end love that’s as beautifully filthy as it is mellifluous and honey smooth.

Energetic, captivating and exciting, the musical monster Godchaux and Randolph have created together is steadily growing. People are still hungry for good music they can connect with and the twosome shows no sign of letting up anytime remotely soon. It’s refreshing to hear a group who can not only produce an alluring and magnificent studio disc, but also has an appealing, straightforward approach to live music. While the band’s future is certainly not set in stone, in the mean time they continue to do what they do best: perform live.

ON TOUR:

Oct 31
Sustainable Waves Austin, Texas
Nov 5
The Lyric Oxford Oxford, Mississippi
Nov 6
Soul Kitchen Mobile, Alabama
Nov 13
Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom Denver, Colorado
Nov 14
Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom Denver, Colorado
Nov 18
Rex Theatre Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Nov 19
Newport Music Hall Columbus, Ohio
Nov 20
The Intersection Grand Rapids, Michigan
Nov 21
The Crofoot (Pike Room) Pontiac, Michigan
Nov 22
The Kent Stage Kent, Ohio
Nov 23
The Bluebird Nightclub Bloomington, Indiana
Nov 27
Crossroads Huntsville, Alabama
Nov 28
Newby’s Memphis, Tennessee
Nov 29
Old Rock House St Louis, Missouri
Dec 2
Turner Hall Ballroom Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Dec 3
Majestic Theatre Madison, Wisconsin
Dec 4
Cabooze Minneapolis, Minnesota
Dec 5
The Bottom Lounge Chicago, Illinois


BoomBox: Fall Tour

What is BoomBox? Some would claim they’re an enthralling, sweaty heap of down tempo disco-hop. Others may say they're a special blend of Funktronic ‘n Blues. They prefer to just call it Rock ‘n Roll and leave the rest up to the listener.

Comprised of multi-talented producer/musicians Zion “Rock” Godchaux and Russ Randolph, the BoomBox project manifested in 2004 during a recording session. Instantly clicking, the two realized they together harnessed both the talent and drive to introduce a new, unequaled sound to the live music scene.

In an era of iterative button pushing, beat repeat and laptop DJs, repetitious sets and inability to consistently perform for an audience have unfortunately rendered some musicians/artists hopelessly obsolete. BoomBox counters this, solidifying their musical presence by keeping on their toes through live performances, feeding on the crowd’s energy and basing selections accordingly. Each track is inspired by the feel of the moment, providing the duo ample room for open improvisation every night.

When on stage, Godchaux and Randolph use a few devices for delivering melodious sound to captivated audiences. Godchaux equips himself with guitar and an assortment of pedals and sequencers as well as provides calm, soothing vocals. On the opposite side of the stage, Randolph contributes woozy synthesizer lines and handles the backing beats via drum sequencers and various programming. A true team, they usher out auditory gratification for eager fans who show up to be undoubtably swept away, immersed in the groove.

It seems no matter where or when they play, BoomBox both attracts and captures crowds, taking them on a dulcetly euphoric escapade. Regardless of the setting or at what point in tour, they perpetually execute the perfect intensity, leaving sweat drenched show-goers glowing with love hung expressions.

With minimal time to recover from an amazing and eventful summer that included stops at numerous venues and festivals all over the country including All Good, Wakarusa, Camp Bisco, 10KLF and EarthDance, BoomBox once again hits the road. This time serving an upcoming collection of intimate performances to select cities on the West Coast alongside top ranking DJ and producer, Ana Sia. Like her current tour mates, Sia too thrives on live performance, her shows a tangled mess of grimy low-end love that’s as beautifully filthy as it is mellifluous and honey smooth.

Energetic, captivating and exciting, the musical monster Godchaux and Ranpolph have created together is steadily growing. People are still hungry for good music they can connect with and the twosome shows no sign of letting up anytime remotely soon. It’s refreshing to hear a group who can not only produce an alluring and magnificent studio disc, but also has an appealing, straightforward approach to live music. While the band’s future is certainly not set in stone, in the mean time they continue to do what they do best: perform live.

ON TOUR:

Oct 6 Nocturnum - w/ Ana Sia Eureka, CA
Oct 7 TBD - w/ Ana Sia NorCal, CA
Oct 8 The Independent - w/ Ana Sia San Francisco, CA
Oct 9 Fais Do-Do - w/ Ana Sia Los Angeles, CA
Oct 10 Winston’s - w/ Ana Sia San Diego, CA
Nov 5 The Lyric - Oxford Oxford, MI
Nov 6 Soul Kitchen - Mobile, AL
Nov 13 Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom - Denver, CO
Nov 14 Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom - Denver, CO
Nov 18 Rex Theatre - Pittsburgh, PA
Nov 19 Newport Music Hall - Columbus, OH
Nov 20 The Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI
Nov 21 The Crofoot (Pike Room) - Pontiac, MI
Nov 22 The Kent Stage - Kent, OH
Nov 23 The Bluebird Nightclub - Bloomington, IN
Nov 27 Crossroads - Huntsville, AL
Nov 28 Newby’s - Memphis, TN
Nov 29 Old Rock House - St Louis, MI
Dec 2 Turner Hall Ballroom - Milwaukee, WI
Dec 3 Majestic Theatre - Madison, WI
Dec 4 Cabooze - Minneapolis, MI Dec 5 Abbey Pub - Chicago, IL

Friday, 24 July @ 10KLF

One landmark gig at this year's 10KLF was Everyone Orchestra – a staple of this festival, playing their fifth consecutive year.  EO is an ever-changing super-group of musicians collected by conductor Matt Butler to jam on extended guided improvisations.  Using a dry erase board, B

BoomBox Shoots Music Video in Boulder

On Thursday, for at least the third time in the last 12 months, the electro-dance-rock duo BoomBox graced our fair city and the Fox Theater with their pulsing beats and feel-good funk. Guitarist Zion Godchaux and DJ Russ Randolph seem to like it here against the mountains, and it’s lucky for us that they do. In fact, they like the Boulder crowds so much that this time around, they brought a camera crew for a live music video shoot.

BoomBox Announces Music Video Shoot in Boulder

BoomBox is a group that thrives on crafting the unconventional, shattering stereotypes and creating music outside of boundaries that the majority of artists reside in. When BoomBox returns to the Fox Theatre in Boulder, CO on April 9th, the duo will be recording the entire performance on HD for their first music video. The groundbreaking nightlong adventure into the heart of live psychedelic electronica will feature visual elements alongside BoomBox’s hypnotic multi-genre musical blend, all in promotion of their nearing summer release, downriverelectric.

BoomBox is encouraging attendees to participate in the fan-friendly festivities by donning their craziest, most colorful outfits. Truly a one of a kind event, the audience will be the focus of the taping, giving an extraordinary glimpse into the world of the BoomBox live experience. The party-like atmosphere of the shoot will join a long list of groundbreaking BoomBox performances that have become the essence of the group. The duo’s diehard supporters have long known to expect the unexpected when it comes to BoomBox, and this non-stop celebration will be no different.

Hailing from legendary Muscle Shoals, Alabama, BoomBox consists of one part DJ / producer Russ Randolph and one part singer / songwriter / guitarist Zion Rock Godchaux. The duo founded BoomBox on the notion of shaping dance-ready rhythms, mesmerizing mixes and textured guitar passages into a sonic journey of sound and revelation. Incorporating live instrumentation and vocals mixed, re-mixed and re-sampled in real time, BoomBox swarms stages with unrivaled energy and body-moving vibes, winning audiences over on a nightly basis.

TOUR DATES:
04/04 – Newby’s – Memphis, TN
04/09 – Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO
04/01 – Copper Mountain - Sunsation Festival – Frisco, CO
04/16 – Old Rock House – St Louis, MO
04/17 – Subterranean – Chicago, IL
04/18 – Nelson Ledges - Early Bird Festival – Garrettsville, OH
04/20 – Rex Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA
04/22 – Bill’s Bar – Boston, MA
04/23 – Wheel House – Narragansett, RI
04/24 – Red Square – Albany, NY
04/25 – Rocks Off - Rocks Off Concert Cruise Series – New York, NY
04/27 – The 8x10 – Baltimore, MD
04/30 – The Pour House Music Hall – Raleigh, NC
05/01 – Awful Arthur’s – Roanoke, VA
05/02 – World Grotto & Marketplace – Knoxville, TN
05/08 – Exit / In – Nashville, TN
05/15 – Joshua Tree - Joshua Tree Music Festival – Joshua Tree, CA
05/28 – The Bluebird Nightclub – Bloomington, IN
05/29 – Newport Music Hall - Ohio Hempfest Pre-Party – Columbus, OH
06/05 – Mulberry River Ranch - Wakarusa – Ozark, AR
06/06 – Mulberry River Ranch - Wakarusa – Ozark, AR
07/24 – Soo Pass Ranch - 10,000 Lakes Music Festival – Detroit Lakes, MN

Backstage at the Fox Theater with BoomBox

Last weekend, the electrofunk duo BoomBox stopped by the Fox Theatre in Boulder, CO to dish out their unique brand of dance worthy club rock to a packed house of Saturday night revelers.  Before the show, Grateful Web's Sam Holloway had an opportunity to go backstage and catch up with Zion and Russ about life on the road, the band's next album, and the evolution of

Backstage with BoomBox

On the 25th of July, BoomBox played the Fox Theatre in Boulder, CO.  Their music is a unique blend of electronica, funk, and southern rock, the likes of which I've never quite seen before.  Bringing in crowds of both rock and electronica fans, BoomBox is getting bigger all the time.  Zion Godchaux, son of former Grateful Dead

ROTHBURY Announces Solar Schools Program Details

ROTHBURY, the nation's first around-the-clock music and camping festival to implement maximum sustainability, near zero-waste initiatives and facilitate dialogue about climate change and clean energy solutions, is also giving back to the community with ROTHBURY's Solar Schools Program presented by RE: VOLVE APPAREL.

ROTHBURY Announces Additional Artists

Music is the soul of ROTHBURY, which recently announced a handful of new artists added to the lineup.  Sam Beam of Iron and Wine, Atmosphere, Steel Pulse, The Wailers featuring Elan, Ingrid Michaelson, Perpetual Groove, Kyle Hollingsworth Band, BoomBox, Brother Ali, Greensky Bluegrass, Trampled By Turtles, and Four Finge

This is BoomBox - Colorado Tour

photo courtesy of Tsunami Publicity- for the Grateful Web

Alabama's own, BoomBox, has announced an April weekend run of Colorado dates taking them to Boulder, Fort Collins, Denver and Rollinsville in four days.  The musical journey into sound and revelation features stops at The Fox Theater, Hodi's Half Note, Cervantes, and The Stage Stop.

Meshing decades of musical history and popular culture into one complete package, BoomBox offers a truly unique musical statement unlike anything on the music scene today.  Each stop along the tour will benefit local Colorado non-profits, The Basics Fund and Conscious Alliance, as part of the band's mission to help provide for the communities they visit.

The Basics Fund, a local non-profit that raises funds to pay for artists' health insurance, will join forces with BoomBox to organize party transportation with buses that provide a fun, safe way to travel to see the shows.  Buses will have stops in Boulder and Denver with round trip tickets and libations that will be offered for a donation of $25 to The Basics Fund.  BoomBox's contribution to the Colorado-based Conscious Alliance will be powered by the fans. For the donation of 10 can food items or a mere $10, concert goers will receive a Limited Edition commemorative event poster for this BoomBox Colorado run!

Producer/DJ Russ Randolph and singer/songwriter/guitarist Zion Rock Godchaux incorporate the rich history of an area widely recognized for its contributions to the music world in their own work.  Mixing danceable rhythms, hypnotic mixes, and shimmering guitar phrases with an unspoken vibe, BoomBox also leaves their own mark on the Muscle Shoals music community.  Featuring a DJ with a vocalist/guitarist in real time, the BoomBox experience is utterly matchless and cathartic all in the same.

Known for their high-energy live experience, the interplay between Randolph and Godchaux crafts a well-rounded soundscape appealing to an extensive audience.  Drawing crowds of all ages and musical interests through their fusion of rock and roll, psychedelia, and house, the BoomBox sound stimulates the mind, body, and the soul.  Randolph's experience as a producer and Godchaux's work with a pen contribute to the distinctiveness of the duo.

The four-night Colorado tour promises to be a memorable experience and a chance to see and hear a live show unlike any other. Joining BoomBox on their Colorado tour will be San Diego's own Alfred Howard and the K23 Orchestra.  The AHK23's characteristic blend of classic soul, aggressive rock, and vintage psychedelia with master wordsmith Alfred Howard at the helm, has been nationally recognized by funk heads, indie-rock diehards, hip-hoppers, reggae, and poetry lovers alike.  For more information, visit www.thisisboombox.com or www.myspace.com/thisisboombox.

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Thursday, April 24th @ Fox Theatre: Boulder, CO
Friday, April 25th @ Cervantes: Denver, CO
Saturday, April 26th @ Hodi's Half Note: Fort Collins, CO
Sunday, April 27th @ The Stage Stop: Rollinsville, CO