BoomBox plus Hunter Romero (of Iceman Special) DJ set
August 17, 2019
(Doors: 9:00 pm )
A little house, a little blues, a little funk, a little rock, and a whole lot of soul blast throughBoomBox.Since first emerging in 2004, founder, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalistZion Rock Godchaux has been quietly seasoning this simmering recipe to perfection.However, it reaches a boiling point on his forthcoming 2018 fifthalbum,WesternVoodoo[Heart of Gold Records].At the same time, the Muscle Shoals, AL native stays true to what attracted countlessfans in the first place.“I remain open to anything you would hear coming out of a boombox,” he explains.“There are a lot of different vibesand angles, but it still adheres to a universal rhythm.This new record is the most musical and varied, yet it’s tightly wound in respect to thatsyncopation. There are only a few rules. It should be heavy groove. It should make youwant to move. Overall,I’ve further developed the sound people are used to.”“You hear about different forms of magic around the world,” he goes on. “The West, ingeneral, has its own voodoo influenced by the blues. That’s what shaped me as amusician growing up in this country. It’s hard to put in the words, but you know it whenyou hear it.”You hear it in everything that BoomBox has done thus far. Over the course of fouralbums, the group has become a streaming favorite with numerous tracks crackingamillion plays on Spotify. Moreover, they’ve made audiences groove everywhere fromElectric ForestandHangout Music FestivaltoHigh Sierra Music Festival.In the end, the new music kicks off the brightest and boldest chapter yet for Godchaux.“Our bestside is somewhat medicinal,” he leaves off. “All of the rhythms, melodies, andfrequencies add up to these healing properties. I hope people feel rejuvenated and re-focused on some level when they hear us. That’sWestern Voodoo.
Hunter Romero (of Iceman Special) DJ set to start the night off.