The talk of the legendary Warlock Pinchers getting back together to play a couple of shows was all the rage this summer back in Denver. They were set to play a super top secret show at the Lion’s Lair on Colfax and two sold out shows at the Gothic Theatre during the first week in August. The only problem that I had with that was Ana and I were due to be in Bogotá, Columbia during that week...so I settled for the next best thing.
While at a Dressy Bessy show at the Larimer Lounge I ran into Andrew from the Pinchers and he told me that the band was already rehearsing for the shows sans a couple of members but he assured me that it was a rehearsal nonetheless. He invited me to one the following day and I readily accepted and a Warlock Pincher’s practice or show isn’t complete without my buddy Matt. So I called him up and told him what the plan was, it was like a Boulder mini reunion of sort or at the very least a throwback of almost 20 years. I rode my bike about an hour from Aurora down to the practice space on Kalamath on a recent Craigslist's special.
There is nothing like a garage behind the house filled with musical equipment, empty cans and bottles, set lists, insulated walls, the smell of tubes and sweating band mates making noise. Name me something better, I dare you! Dan showed up with an 18 pack of Stroh’s, Derek kept pulling cans of Tecate out from behind his amp. Andrew brought leftovers from a Peeps shaped birthday cake. Thoughts and ideas were being thrown around on what sort of tricks, mischief, and anarchy they could create for the shows. Pop star Tiffany was invited but had a prior engagement. Would the Christian Television Program that interviewed them at Rock Island be there protesting the shows, after all the Warlock Pinchers are the self-proclaimed “Official Sound of Satan” and what about Morrissey? Would his cockhorse be ready for the Transatlantic ride? You can always learn more about the Pinchers by going here or to see photos from the reunion shows click here.