The Chain Gang of 1974 will DJ the Reverb FBC on April 21 - Reverb

You’re invited: The Reverb Fermented Barley Cabaret, Vol. 3

Illustration by Marc Hobelman.

Featuring a guest DJ set by The Chain Gang of 1974

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You are cordially invited to join Reverb and its sundry hangers-on for an evening of top-notch tunes and FREE BEER on Thursday, April 21 at Twist & Shout record store, 2508 E. Colfax Ave. in the Lowenstein Cultureplex.

For the third edition of the FBC (Reverb’s Fermented Barley Cabaret series) we wanted to escape the typical bar environment and enjoy some suds in one of the best spots possible for music fans — a kickass record store. And what better place than Twist & Shout, a Denver music institution and one of the region’s best-known purveyors of vinyl, CDs and fancy “Big Lebowski” figurines? (Seriously, they’ve got like a million Walters in there.)

It all started when Twist & Shout owner Paul Epstein ran into Reverb co-executive editor John Wenzel at our last FBC event (at Interstate Kitchen & Bar in February). The place was packed with music fans and industry folks — including AEG Live Rocky Mountains president Chuck Morris — and after grabbing a pint, Epstein and Wenzel started talking. The former thought it would be fun to haul a keg or two into his store, while Wenzel just wanted to talk about the ultra-rare “Surgical Focus” 7-inch with the pinwheel eyes. (He’s still not sure if Twist has sold it or not.)

Twist is known for its big-name in-store performances (which also somtimes feature carbonated delights) so it seemed like a natural fit. In addition to Twist’s stylishly-dressed and eminently-coiffed staff, the Reverb staff and many of its freelancers will be in the house on April 21-– as well as a special guest DJ set by The Chain Gang of 1974.

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The Reverb Fermented Barley Cabaret

Volume 3: So That All May Listen (And Drink)

A night of free beer, intoxicating music and heady conversation

Special guest DJ: The Chain Gang of 1974

5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21, 2011

Twist & Shout, 2508 E. Colfax Ave. in the Lowenstein Cultureplex (aross from East High School)

Oh yeah: did we mention the free beer?

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  • John Q. Public

    Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiipsters.nnThanks for watering down any originality, folk-culture, counter-culture & vitality & openness of the denver music community. Thanks for creating exclusiveness out of nothing. Thanks for co-opting our venues, our record stores, our very livelihood and turning it into a swoop-hair, tight-pants-fest. Absolutely disgusting.

  • Benjamin S.

    Yes! Free beer and music! Me likely.

  • http://www.denverpost.com/entertainment John Wenzel

    Can you be ever-so-slightly more specific, Mr. John Q.? How in Robert Pollard’s name is our occasional free beer and music night single-handedly destroying Denver’s cultural soul?