If your idea of a good time is getting all crazy and sweaty, dancing to throbbing, bass-induced earthquakes beneath you on the dancefloor, this weekend's RE:CONVERGENCE dance music fest should be on your calendar. The last few years have been a renaissance of sorts for electronic musicians. Once confined to the underground warehouse rave scene of the '90's, modern dance music has grown infinitely more sophisticated, stylistically, into the brave new frontier of performers who expertly mate digitally enhanced beats with traditional drums, bass, and guitar.
At the forefront of these modern hybrid of electronic dance rock bands is breakout summer music festival favorites Boombox, featuring multi-instrumentalist and singer Zion Godchaux and fellow bandmate DJ Russ Randolph on sequencers, groove boxes and turn-tables. Although there is jamband DNA flowing through the veins of Zion Godchaux, son of Grateful Dead alumni singer Donna Jean Godchaux, don't mistake Boombox for a jamband. If anything, there is a strong digital dance vibe to the music than the guitar noodling Godchaux's namesake might suggest.
Boombox headlines the touring REConvergence both Friday and Saturday night at the newly freshened up Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom. Filling out the two night event is a variety of support acts led by the bass beat dropping, spazzed out beeps and blips of San Francisco dance rockers Ana Sia and Lazer Sword to the more tranced out ambience of Denver's own live musician based Octupus Nebula, among others. (See full lineup below.)
In advance of the shows, we got our hands on a new Boombox track for your downloading pleasure and if you'd like to go to the show, we've scored a couple pairs of tickets. Want to go? Drop us a line with your full name, and we'll pick some winners later this week.
Friday, November 13
Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
Quixote's True Blue
Saturday, November 14
CERVANTES Masterpiece Ballroom
Quixote's True Blue
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