It looks like the city has yet to shake its infatuation with the hippie jamtronica sound, but we ain't complainin' as this week's noodle-dance instigators come with some serious pedigree. This duo combines the musical history of Muscle Shoals, Ala., and the San Francisco Bay Area to create a smooth, soulful bunch of guitar-driven space-boogie, pulling equally from the intergalactic explorations of the psychedelic sound and the Southern funk that made the Shoals famous. We're gonna go out on a limb and say that it's partially genetic, as vocalist/guitarist/producer Zion Rock Godchaux is in fact the son of the late Grateful Dead keyboardist Keith Godchaux and former Dead vocalist Donna Jean Godchaux. Boombox are joined by local drum n' bass duo This is Art to round out a top-notch evening of improv electronica.
Fri., Jan. 15, 9 p.m., 2010