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.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.? 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. 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.