What brings Heller back, and why now? Basically, I'm trying to fill a gap that most of Denver's retro dance nights even the good ones aren't able to: namely, playing stuff you didn't know you could dance to. Like the Cramps and Stealer's Wheel. I also like to stray from the 80s just a bit and play lots of 70s stuff like Kiss and Roxy Music and Donna Summer. I don't mind throwing down Madonna and Prince, seeing as how I grew up on that stuff and since the name of the night is swiped from Michael Jackson, he'll always hold a dear place in my heart and on the dance floor. But I do love to confound people's expectations just a little. And finally, I'm vehemently against mash-ups and remixes. I play the real song, the whole song, and nothing but the song.
Nuff said. Bring your blue suede shoes and/or silver moon boots tonight and most Wednesdays at 9 p.m. to the hi-dive, 7 South Broadway, and prepare to dance all night; admission is free and the hi-dive will be offering $1 PBRs. Get details at www.hi-dive.com or call 720-570-4500.
Wednesdays, 9 p.m., 2009