Steal This Track: A Reverb Dance Party - Reverb

Members of Warlock Pinchers, Achille Lauro and John Common & Blinding Flashes of Light join Kirk Montgomery of 9News for the third installment of Steal This Track: A Reverb Dance Party

Legendary Denver band Warlock Pinchers, photographed by Beth Herzhaft

Andrew Novick (front right) -- also known as K.C. K-Sum of the legendary Warlock Pinchers -- will be one of this month's guest DJs at Steal This Track's dance party. Photo by Beth Herzhaft.

Welcome to another edition of Steal This Track, your weekly opportunity to purloin awesome Colorado music, absolutely free. This week, we’re stepping away from our usual format to let you know about this month’s free Steal This Track party at the Hi-Dive. We think the lineup for this party is pretty ridiculous, and we want to make sure you mark your calendars, shine your shoes and start your calisthenics. Don’t worry though. We wouldn’t let a week go by without giving you some free music too.

When was the last time you saw Andrew Novick (Warlock Pinchers, Get Your Going), Matt Close (Achille Lauro), John Common and Jess DeNicola (John Common & Blinding Flashes of Light) and 9News entertainment anchor Kirk Montgomery on the same stage? Never, you say? If those people all shared the stage, the venue might implode, time might invert and we might find ourselves in Stonehenge, you say? Well, let’s find out.

Denver band, Achille Lauro

Matt Close (second from left) of Achille Lauro will also be manning the wheels of steel on February 24th.


That’s right. On Thursday, Feb 24, at the venerable Hi-Dive at 7 South Broadway, Steal This Track: A Reverb Dance Party is proud to welcome all of those folks as our guest DJs. What kind of music will they play? We have no freaken clue. To be honest, we’re a little scared. Will Andrew — known to Warlock Pinchers fans as K.C. K-Sum — spin only Japanese pop on 8-track? Will Matt play the Bee Gees boxed set in its entirety? Will John and Jess bring their collection of Longmont Potion Castle cassettes? Will Kirk perform a Girl Talk-style set, mashing together Barry Manilow b-sides and N.W.A.?

John Common and Jess DeNicola of John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light, photographed by Lucia De Giovanni

Who knows what John Common and Jess DeNicola (of John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light) will play when they DJ? Photo by Lucia De Giovanni.


Honestly, we don’t know. What we do know, however, is that Steal This Track: A Reverb Dance Party is quickly becoming the place to be if you love or make music in Denver. The free party kicks off at 9 with our guest DJs playing whatever the hell they want. Free Reverb t-shirts, stickers, music and who knows what else litter the place. While the guest DJs heat up the room with their unpredictable musical selections, there are cheap drinks to be had and glittery, glamorous people to meet. Late in the night, DJ Savior Breath (Reverb’s own Eryc Eyl, nearly unrecognizable in his, um, uniform) brings things to a boiling point with his local-centric set of indie, jazz, hip-hop, mash-ups, remixes, ’80s cheese, top 40 and other confections guaranteed to put the “oo” in “boogie.” In other words, you’d have to be daft to miss this.

9News entertainment anchor Kirk Montgomery

We can't begin to imagine what kind of music 9News entertainment anchor Kirk Montgomery will play.

We promised you we’d still give you free music this week, and we’re not about to break that promise. The lucky folks who showed up to last month’s party received a special treat — a download card for a package of music that included every song from January’s Steal This Track columns, plus a special bonus track. You can go grab it by clicking here. When you follow the download link in the article, just enter the password “STT0111″ and you’ll have more free music than you can shake your booty at. That ought to tide you over until we see you on the 24th.

Please note that downloads offered via Steal This Track are intended to whet your appetite, and are NOT CD-quality recordings. If you want those, please support the artists by buying their music and/or seeing them live.

If you’re a band or musician ready to expose your fresh sounds to the readers of Reverb, email your tracks — along with any interesting facts about them, as well as a photo or album art — to Eryc Eyl for consideration.

Eryc Eyl is a veteran music journalist, critic and Colorado native who has been neck-deep in local music for many years. Check out Steal This Track every Monday for local music you can HEAR, and the Mile High Makeout every Friday. Against his mother’s advice, Eryc has also been known to tweet. You can also follow Steal This Track on Twitter. Sorry, Mom.

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