Ming Lee Newcomb | February 24th, 2018
Last night, on Friday, February 23rd, guitarist DJ Williams of Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe took his side project, DJ Williams’ Shots Fired, to Denver with a performance at Cervantes’ Other Side. To round out his band, Williams tapped keys player Borahm Lee (Break Science, Pretty Lights Live), drummer Jeff Franca (Thievery Corporation), bassist Chris Stillwell (Greyboy Allstars), and saxophonist Nicholas Gerlach (Turbo Suit). During their set ahead of The Nth Power and following Boogie Mammoth, Shots Fired offered up a number of choice covers, including a standout rendition of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”.
One major highlight of the evening was DJ Williams’ Shots Fired take on The Doors’ breakout hit, “Light My Fire”, from the iconic rock band’s debut self-titled album released in 1967. For the number, the band welcomed powerhouse vocalist Kim Dawson to join them, marking the first of two numbers sung by the Pimps Of Joytime singer. You can check out video of this all-star collaboration below.