Boombox to Turn Up The Volume at the Rex (CP’s Thurs. 8/15/13)
1) Boombox closes the generation gap between the baby boomers and the Millenials at the Rex Theater. DJs/producers/songwriters Russ Randolph and Zion Rock Godchaux combine vintage rock and blues with electronic house music creating a truly unique sound, challenging audiences along the entire age continuum. They come to Pittsburgh with Ohio-based jamtronica outfit, Broccoli Samurai. 9 p.m. 1602 E. Carson St., South Side.
2) Dig out your favorite tie dye shirt and revive your groove at Mr. Smalls Funhouse featuring Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart. The Mickey Hart Band is about to release their second album, Superorganism, appearing with the Tea Leaf Trio for the ultimate jam band experience. You’ll be rewarded with old and new music performed within an improvisational context. 9 p.m. 400 Lincoln Ave., Millvale.
3) Oh say, can you see Jeff Jimerson tonight? Known as an“anthem singer” around town for his faithful star spangled performances at the Penguins’ games, Jimerson joins his rock band Airborne for a free show and installment of the Summer Concert Series at Station Square’s Bessemer Court. 6:30 p.m. 125 W. Station Square Dr.
4) Singer/songwriter Heather Kropf brings her full band to Club Café, showcasing her expansive vocal range and mastery of multiple musical genres, including jazz, folk, and pop. Since 2000, she has independently released 3 studio albums and has had her performances described as “a sanctuary of beauty and solace.” 8 p.m.56-58 S. 12th St., South Side.
5) Make it a movie night at South Park Amphitheatre for a screening of Oz the Great and Powerful. In this adapted prequel to the beloved The Wizard of Oz, James Franco stars in the dreamy story of how a young man from Kansas ends up as our favorite wizard. Dusk. Buffalo Dr., South Park.