Boombox is the duo of beat-maker Russ Randolf and guitarist/singer Zion Rock Godchaux. When playing live the pair will often jam out on segments of a tune and work extremely hard to make it seem as though the set is just endlessly flowing from song to song--the band calls this process putting on a "longball" show. Visions of Backbeat, the group's debut record, was released in 2005 and is full of psychedelic disco melodies that are accompanied at live performances by light shows and live painters.
The two members of the Tenacious D first met in 1994 when they started performing together as members of Los Angeles-based theater troupe The Actors Gang. At fist there was somewhat of a rivalry between the two, because Gass, who was a talented guitarist, felt threatened by Black--who was the go-to musician for The Actor's Gang.Eventually overcoming their animosity and making a brotherly alliance, the two decided to form a band--Tenacious D.The duo created a style of acoustic metal with self-deprecating lyrics, and after playing a number of open mic nights at small clubs around the Los Angeles region, the duo was noticed and offered a TV show with HBO.With the help of comedic minds Jack Black and Bob Odenkirk, Tenacious D created a TV show for itself that traced the origins of the group and its journey as it fell in and out of mythological pitfalls.Airing intermittently between 1997 and 2000, the series was eventually canceled. The D continued to play shows around Los Angeles and at a show at the Viper Room in Hollywood, Black and Gass met Foo Fighters frontman and ex Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl, who was impressed with their performance. Appearing in a cameo in the Foo Fighters single "Learn to Fly" music video, the popularity of Tenacious D continued to grow as the duo landed opening slots for large bands like Pearl Jam, Beck as well as the Foo Fighters.In 2000, Tenacious D signed with Epic Records and started working on its self-titled debut album with noted production team the Dust Brothers as well as an assortment of musicians, including Phish's Page McConnell on keyboards and Grohl on drums.
This musical Christmas show based on Dickens' timeless tale is back at Jesters Dinner Theatre and still going strong after more than 20 annual productions, making it a true holiday tradition. The original "Christmas Carol" tells the story of grumpy old miser Ebenezer Scrooge, who's offered a second chance to become a kind and generous human being through the aid of four ghosts who visit him in turn one Christmas Eve, each teaching him valuable lessons. This tale of redemption and forgiveness captures the true spirit and magic of the holiday season for the whole family. Opt for dinner and the show, and enjoy your choice of an entree with sides.