When asked what inspires their music, Juno What?!â€™s lead singer Joey Porter replied with one word and one word only: â€œSex.â€
And, on Friday, the three funky, high-energy, masters of groove that make up Juno What?! are set to take the stage at Hodiâ€™s Half Note tonight at 8 p.m. Tickets for the show are $10 pre-sale, $12 at the door for those over 21, and $15 for everyone else.
They put an electronic twist on sounds of 70â€™s and 80â€™s funk. An upcoming star in the world of dance music, Juno What?! captures crowds with rhythmic persuasion and shameless groove, but donâ€™t go unless youâ€™re ready keep our cityâ€™s reputation in good standing.
According to Porter, â€œFort Collins people know how to party,â€ and if anyone knows how to throw a party, itâ€™s these guys.
But then again, who would expect anything less of a band native to Colorado?
As Hodiâ€™s website puts it, â€œIt is easy to see that this is a musical force to be reckoned with.â€
However, putting on shows is nothing new for these musicians. Porter, along with another band member Dave Watts, is also a member of the band Motet.
Their music delivers a modern vibe, but remains grounded in the scene of late-80s disco-funk. There is a sense of depth and soul in their songs, elements often lost in the world of new-age music, which is what makes the whole experience so enticing to college students.
â€œYoung people just want to dance and have fun,â€ Porter said.
Collegian writer Lauren Heil can be reached at email@example.com.
What: Juno What?!
Where: Hodiâ€™s Half Note
When: 8 p.m. tonight
Cost: $10 pre-sale, $12 at the door, $15 under 21