Thursday, March 6, 2014

Unlimited Aspect @ Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom (Review) [3-1-14]

Review By: Justin D'Amico

Last Saturday was a big night at Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, and The Other Side. The show featured Unlimited Aspect which is the combination of Unlimited Gravity and Project Aspect. Cervantes' Other Side was also open with an equally killer line up including Up Until Now and Cosby Sweater. Both rooms were bumping with great music all night.

Cervantes' Other Side is a second room where shows are held separate from the Masterpiece Ballroom. The Other Side is known for Thursday nights which is a Bluegrass themed night. For the Unlimited Aspect show the middle door was open so people could get a taste of both sides at Cervantes. The Masterpiece Ballroom tends to host more electronic and hip hop groups, while The Other Side is more conducive to live bands and vocalists.

The Masterpece Ballroom was pounding futuristic hip-hop beats for most of the night. Gladkill and Sugarpill both got setup at ten o'clock and they did a sort of tag team set for two hours. The first hour was more dedicated to Sugarpill and the second hour was more controlled by Gladkill. The Sugarpill and Gladkill tag team set was slammin glitch hop beats and they kept the room hype.

Back over on Cervantes Other Side the room was grooving out to Cosby Sweater. The band is made of three guys: Richard "Sleepy" Floyd on the drums, Nicholas Gerlach on the Sax, EWI, and Keys, and David Embry rounding things out with vocals, live mixing, and production. Cosby Sweater puts on a hell of a live show, Cervantes Other Side was packed to see the trio.

Next up in Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom was Project Aspect, and he went extra hard. Project Aspect was leading the crowd in dance while mixing, he was bouncing all over the place. This high energy would be a theme for the room the rest of the night. Unlimited Gravity took the stage and the prophecy was fulfilled, Unlimited Aspect was on! For the performance gorgeous gymnastics girls entertained the eyes by dangling from fabric. Unlimited Gravity and Project Aspect were electric together on stage and it translated into an incredible vibe in Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom.

The headlining band at Cervantes Other Side was Up Until Now, and a special guest was in attendance. David Murphy, formerly of STS9, was watching his little brother, Jay Murphy, perform. Jay is the backbone of Up Until Now, but for this show a live drummer accompanied him. The performance was enchanting with a smooth funky feel. Up Until Now was awesome at Cervantes Other Side and a great closer to an epic concert.

Unlimited Aspect put on a great show, there was a little something for everyone between the two rooms. This was the final stop on the "Triple Threat Tour" for Unlimited Aspect and they made it count. Cervantes' Other Side and the Masterpiece Ballroom was an excellent dual-venue for this one of a kind concert. I can't wait until the next time Project Aspect and Unlimited Gravity combine forces and give us more Unlimited Aspect.


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