Published on January 7th, 2013 | by gatsbyadmin0
Gatsby Review of BoomBox
BoomBox is an American rock band founded in southern Alabama. The band is made up of two members Russ Randolph on the turn-tables and Zion Godchaux on guitar. Zion Godchaux parents are Keith and Donna Jean Godchaux both parents performed with the Grateful Dead from 1971- 1979. BoomBox uses electronic beats layered with funky psychedelic rock. The bands influences are Bob Dylan, The Grateful Dead, and Jimi Hendrix to name a few.
BoomBox came into Denver last weekend and played two sold out shows at the Ogden Theater. We were fortunate enough to make it to the first show on Friday night and it was amazing. Both band members came out wearing brightly colored boa’s and furry top hats. BoomBox brought the funk on Friday night, they opened with “Stereo” right as the clock struck midnight they played “Midnight On The Run” and ended the show with “Planetary Mirror”.
BoomBox rocked the house from the opening song until the encore. The Ogden Theater never stopped moving to the sounds of Russ Randolph and Zion Godchaux. Traditional set list don’t exist to BoomBox they choose the music based on the atmosphere the crowd gives off, making each show truly unique.