• Archive for August, 2010

    New Music Threads – Murder Ranks and St. Elias add new life to Denver music

    by  • August 26, 2010 • Denver Venues, In Denver Live, Local, Locals Only, NewsThreads, Record Reviews • 0 Comments

    Reaching back to the tradition of dancehall, the updated, stripped down and visceral outgrowth of reggae that revitalized that already tired genre, Murder Ranks uses its basic musical tenets to distill a sweet, strong and minimalist - but sickeningly catchy - punk/dub concoction, and layers it upon modified (sometimes completely transfigured) dancehall riddims. But,...

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    REVERB: Warlock Pinchers’ reunion show – There was blood, and so much more . . .

    by  • August 9, 2010 • Denver Venues, In Denver Live, Local, Locals Only, NewsThreads • 0 Comments

    King Scratchie receives a comforting - and absorbent - hand from Jerk-O the Clown. (Photo: Joe McCabe, Reverb)

    Cheerleaders, men in diapers (one of them covered in blood) and a clown with a mohawk making balloon animals. That was the scene on the Gothic Theatre’s stage last Friday night. All of that, and there was also a rock band — Warlock Pinchers, one of Denver’s legendary locals from the late ‘80s/early ‘90s —...

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    If you catch one show this year, make it this weekend: Warlock Pinchers are back!

    by  • August 6, 2010 • Denver Venues, In Denver Live, Local, Locals Only, National, NewsThreads • 1 Comment

    Warlock Pinchers together again, shown here at an L.A. practice. (Photo: Beth Herzhaft)

    If you were anywhere around the scene in Boulder and Denver in the late '80s, chances are you were not only familiar with the Pinchers, but you probably carried some of their merchandise with you daily - clipped to your backpack or in your pocket - or you wore out your shield t-shirt as...

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