Denver funk fans, make note: If you haven't checked it out yet, there is quite the funk scene going on at Cervantes' Other Side. Lately, they been bringing in heavy hitters in the funk genre, supporting both local and national funk acts. Just in the past couple months they've brought in national names like Breakestra, Orgone, The Funk Ark, Empresarios, as well as local names like Filthy Children and HoneyComb. It seems that for at least one night a month, Cervantes' Other Side will bring bands that'll turn the place into a rhythm and groove dance party. Tonight, they're at it again.
The headliner tonight is New Orleans, LA southern funk band Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk. Ivan Neville is the son of acclaimed soul and R&B artist Aaron Neville and is also related to members of The Neville Brothers. Because of that, Ivan has been involved in music for quite some time, and has been performing as a musician since the early '80s. In 2003, Ivan Neville formed Dumpstaphunk, a side project that eventually blossomed into a full band. The band is now five members strong, and they specialize in bringing that hard-hitting heavy '70s funk feel, but with a modern twist stemming from a combination of influences from both the street life and jazz scene of New Orleans. The result is high energy funk that mesmerizes dance floors. Check out "Deeper".
Deeper by Dumpstaphunk
Local funk band Zobomaze is responsible for getting the party started, and they'll get things going with their own unique representation of the genre. Zobomaze is a progressive funk group that plays epic songs that have a strong psychedelic jazz influence. Each song is a funkified journey through the expanses of sound, with plenty of twists and turns in the form of tempo changes, rhythmic breaks, and sweeping instrumental solos. It's like funk music for your next party on the moon. Check out "Dirk Grunwald".
01 Dirk Grunwald by Zobomazé
The doors open at Cervantes' Other Side tonight at 8:00PM, and the music starts at about 9:00PM. The show is all ages and tickets are $20 at the door. Come check out Denver's vibrant funk scene.