It’s hot. What better way to celebrate Independence Day then getting the hell out of the broiling city and seeking refuge up the hill? Serve me up a stiff increase of altitude on the rocks and kick the vermouth in the side with a pair of steel toed boots. But where, oh where is the July 4th party in the mountains?
Here it is: BoomBox at State Bridge. All weekend long. ‘Merica!
Fresh from the Electric Forest festival, BoomBox will be getting funky by the river for your partying pleasure. There may not be any actual fireworks being set off (ahem, fire ban), but the exploding bass beats and cool disco-pop riffs will be echoing off the surrounding mountains and straight back into your eardrums. Russ Randolph and Zion Rock Godchaux never disappoint with their wild concoctions of psychedelic rock, vintage blues, and their signature backbeat style. Ka-blamo!
BoomBox’s brand new analog sound rig provides a unique sonic experience that few other bands can replicate. Their sound quality- the rich, clear tones and stellar stereo imaging- is unmatched and entirely adaptable to reflect the vibe of the live show as it’s happening. It is also a fully functioning mobile recording studio.
Their third album, “Fill In The Color,” is in its final production phases. Combining electronic programming and live instrumentation, the compilation of new and original songs on this release will also incorporate snippets from their live recordings.
Make sure to bring some tubes and suits with you so you can jump in the frigid river in between daytime sets. Or if you’re feeling like a long float, put in at Pump House or Radium and raft all the way back to Rancho Del Rio or State Bridge. Cliffs to jump off, hot springs to soak in, and fresh beats to dance to- freedom at its finest.
BoomBox at State Bridge with Ramona, Bonfire Dub, White Noise, and Jon Nedza
July 5th-July 6th 2013
Two-day passes: $50-$99
Nearby camping available (with free shuttles)
Allison Cohn loves gold spray paint and nonsense. She also has a very difficult time sitting still and keeping quiet. She can often be found dancing like a fool when she isn’t hiding out in her mountain lair or gallivanting around the globe.