BoomBox, Conspirator

Cabooze Presents:



Cinnamon Chasers, Abakus

Thu, November 1, 2012

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 18 and over

BoomBox consists of two versatile producers, DJs, songwriters, multi-instrumentalists and longtime friends Russ Randolph and Zion Rock Godchaux. Together they develop an electronic blend of vintage Rock and Blues made to move dance floors while incorporating their signature Backbeat, Psychedelia and Funky House sounds. Applying a multi-track platform, they are free to create their hybrid style on the fly with a rhythm that moves fans and opens them up to Godchaux and Randolph’s overall vision. Derived from the rich musical history of Muscle Shoals, AL, to the psychedelic rock and underground electronic scenes of the west coast, their unique approach can only be achieved by the blending of sound and culture.
BoomBox’s first release, Visions of Backbeat, contained the breakout song "Stereo" that built the foundation for their rapidly growing fan base. After years of steady touring and honing their sound, they released their sophomore effort, downriverelectric, and was hailed by critics as a progressive follow up effort. BoomBox are continuously working on new releases, using a blend of programming and live instrumentation with both members on drums, Randolph on keys, and Godchaux on guitar, bass and vocals.
Each live show is unique to the venue and the crowd, who are the driving force of the rhythmic BoomBox experience. “It’s all natural, it’s all in real time, and that’s why it’s Rock ‘n’ Roll”, says Godchaux. Traditional set lists are never created prior to shows, instead, BoomBox chooses the music based on the atmosphere, to create a one-of-a-kind experience for fans. Randolph adds, “We just want to go out with no game plan. That way it’s fresh for us, and we can follow the energy of the crowd. We’re down to get down, and we hope that people are down with us.”
Conspirator features Aron Magner and Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits keyboardist
and bass player) as an outlet to channel their electronic mad scientist personae.
Formed in 2004 with New York DJ/producer DJ Omen, Conspirator has taken on many
forms through the years. With the recent addition of virtuoso guitarist Chris Michetti and
a rotating cast of some of the country's best drummers – Darren Shearer (the New
Deal), Mike Greenfield (Lotus), KJ Sawka (Pendulum) and Adam Deitch (Break Science,
Pretty Lights) – Conspirator has reached another level.
2011 was a seminal year for the group with groundbreaking performances at the Ultra
Music Festival, Nocturnal Festival, Electric Forest Festival and Camp Bisco 10 as well
as sold out shows at the Gramercy Theatre in NYC, Pearl Street in Northampton, MA,
the Fox Theater in Boulder and the Bluebird Theatre in Denver. As a full band, the
music is hitting new highs and killing in the live show. With the addition of an arsenal of
new material, more crowds across the nation have begun to embrace this remarkable
Unlocked - Live from the Georgia Theatre (release date April 10, 2012) captures the
spirit of these true genre blenders. The collection is a smorgasbord of electronic rock
bliss, delving, twisting and diving effortlessly between house, dub-step, drum and bass,
and electro. Coming off of break-out performances at Ultra Music Festival and Nocturnal
Festival, Conspirator has begun to catch the eye of electronic music aficionados
everywhere. Upcoming tour date highlights will include headlining shows at Irving
Plaza, The Trocadero, The Orange Peel, Georgia Theater, the Fox Theater and more as
well as supporting slots with Lotus at the Congress Theater and The Pageant.
Yes, it is the Year of the Dragon but barring the Mayan prediction coming true for 2012,
this should be Conspiratorʼs year as well.
Cinnamon Chasers
Cinnamon Chasers
BBC Radio - "Perfect Dreamy Summer Soundscape"

RCRDLBL - "Ostensibly emotive new wave"

Beatportal - "It's hard to see how Cinnamon Chasers won't become a major international name this year."

The 405 "Themes and sounds so epic that it nearly defies all definition. This is the stuff that dreams are made off"

RESIDENT ADVISOR "If your looking for the sensation of riding your bike through the air in front of the moon with a friendly alien in the handlebar basket, this is for you"

BEARDED MAGAZINE "Scifi Disco with a hyper active, space travel narrative - the sort of music you'd play if you were a manga character, shooting across a nebula, on a quest to rescue some doe-eyed moon princess"

BEATIFIC "It has that unique quality only a few producers can replicate...for a late night drive when your contemplating what to do with your entire life"

M8 MAGAZINE "inspired synth pop with lots of attention to details (think a fluffy beloved) and proves that out of the ordinary talent truly lies in the family. Loose yourself in this album"
Abakus is the artist project of music producer Russ Davies (son of Dave Davies, founder of The Kinks). Drawing from influences old and new Abakus' sound is one of a kind for electronic music. A fusion of downbeat, dub, techno, trance and electronica. Last year he released an EP with a strong club groove and the hit track Wasted Feeling. His release Luv Deluxe under his other alias Cinnamon Chasers (nu-disco/electro) won the award at SXSW for Best Music Video. On tour in support of a recent release, Abakus' sound explores the "deeper and more emotionally complex side to electronic music" with themes of space, other-worlds and dreamlike soundscapes. He is truly unique for a genre that does not produce many stand outs, you will definitely be hearing more about him in years to come.

In 2011 Abakus returns with a pre-album EP titled Beyond The Fields EP, which features 6 melodic and dreamy downbeat beats . The upcoming album from Abakus is undoubtably Russ' finest work to date, an intensly heartfelt expression of the vast amount of music knowledge and experience Russ has aquired over the 10 years he's been professionally releasing music.
Venue Information:
The Cabooze
917 Cedar Ave
Minneapolis, MN, 55404