Juno What 2.18.12
Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
Words By J-man
Photos By Carly Marthis
We went in search of a dance party and a dance party is what we found! Juno What's electro-funk throw down returned to Denver for an evening that would mark their second performance in Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom. The ballroom filled in as Sunsquabi opened the evening of music. Backstage the vibe was high as members of Juno What, Joey Porter & Steve Watkins, dawned their characteristic white jump suits. With the arrival of Dave Watts the trio was ready to take the stage to a fast-filling Cervantes!
Juno What appeared to an elevated level of energy and wasted no time in diving into their filthy funk. Mind-bending notes and vocals from the two talkboxes of Joey and Steve fueled the party, while Dave gave the crowd a beat to get down to. Through one set of raging jams, they touched on such favorites as the title track off of their second album, "Shameless" as well as "Take Control of Your Body" and "What You See is What You Get."
Accompanying the band through the whole show were two large screens placed on each side of the stage and displaying some fantastic projections. Also joining Juno What that evening were saxaphonist Matt Pitts (Motet), trumpet player Gabe Mervine (Motet) and vocalist Jans Ingber (Motet). Each of the aforementioned musicians contributed greatly to the vibe that night and with the combination of Cervantes' top notch light rig, we rode out the evening like a dream...
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