Juno What?! closes out 2012 Summer of Music concert series
GLENWOOD SPRINGS – The Glenwood Springs Summer of Music concert tonight features headliner Juno What?!, with opening act Bad Willy.
It’s the last of six free weekly concerts at the bandshell in Two Rivers Park.
Bad Willy starts the show at 6:30 p.m. as tonight’s local opening act. Every week, the Summer of Music features local musicians for the concert opener.
The Denver-based disco and electro-funk trio Juno What?! follows at 7:30 p.m.
This closing show of the season promises to be a nonstop dance party.
Keyboardist Joey Porter plays a vintage 1982 Roland Juno-106, with a straw that allows him to breath-control a special effects soundbox. His band mates are Dave Watts on drums and samples and Steve Watkins on keyboards, talk box and bass.
They play comfortably long dance numbers aimed at maximum audience movement.
In “Good Times Santa Cruz,” writer Cynthia Orgel describes the band’s sound as “exuding an overall rhythm that sounds profound, and prompts listeners to get up and groove for minutes on end.”
“In general, electronic bands aren’t trying to be funky,” she quotes Porter. “Ours is trying to have a bit more syncopation. We go out of our way to not be repetitive.”
The concert series is sponsored by Alpine Bank, the city of Glenwood Springs and Garfield County, and the series is presented by the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. The concert is free, and donations and sponsorships are welcome.
Food, beverages and desserts will be provided by The Haute Plate Bistro, Gandhi’s Indian Cuisine, Moe’s Original BBQ, Jeffreeze Sorbetto, the Ice Cream Cart and the Glenwood Springs High School Key Club.
To learn how to get involved with the Glenwood Springs Summer of Music, a project of the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, contact Christina Brusig at 945-2414, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.glenwoodarts.org/events.
Remember the park rules: no smoking, no fireworks, no pets and no glass at Two Rivers Park.
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