Making some serious strides is what local indie-dance punk outfit D.V.N.O. has been doing lately. The West Palm Beach quintet will be performing at the 30th edition of SunFest this year. Led by brothers Marco (vocals, bass) and Jacob (drums, percussion) Baez, D.V.N.O. will take the FPL stage on Sunday, May 6, at 4:30 p.m. That positions them as openers for Rasta-meets-Rabbi rapper Matisyahu.
It's not the first time the band performs at a local major music festival, however; back in late 2010, the D.V.N.O boys garnered a spot on Buzz Bake Sale 15's stage.
So yes, it's a fair assumption to say Marco Baez and crew are huge into their untz untz untz dance music, but their sonic output leans much more toward the rock/punk end of the musical spectrum -- with slight emo mannerisms.
The band first grabbed our attention last June with its infectious track "Dance With Me" and since has released a debut album of the same name. Dance With Me! is currently available on iTunes; purchase it here for under nine bucks.
Want to try before you buy (or simply too cheap to buy)? If so, good news, then, that for three more days on its Facebook page, the troupe is giving away another single, "Jet Skis in Cabo." This freewheeling track captures the pizzazz of Saves the Day in its glory days with Marco going all out with colossal vocal hooks. It's an immediate, bombastic track that demonstrates the potential of these West Palm Beach musicians.
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Wait, there is one last thing. For those who simply can't wait until SunFest to get their D.V.N.O. fix, the band is performing tonight at longstanding Respectable Street's Thursday-night hipster throwdown, Flaunt. Free entry and $2 PBR tall boys. Your immediate gratification is here! Thank us later. For now, enjoy the bellowing delight that is "Jet Skis in Cabo."