Nic Jay: “We had no L.A. connections except our friend Jon and two brothers who did a cappella songs about Trump. Jon got us a gig at Molly Malone’s, and we had the a cappella bros open. The booker pushed our slot to 9 p.m. because they had a secret headliner. We were peeved. The brothers sang to about ten people and cleared the space. We played to a big, empty, beer-drenched room. After we performed, fifty people walked in.
The surprise headliner was the Nth Power, which played an incredible set to a packed bar.
“The next morning, defeated but motivated, I marched into Concord Records and demanded a meeting with the president. I ended up getting ten minutes, leaving a CD in his hand. We’re still waiting on a response — but it was a badass move nonetheless.”
SYCDVK will release its new EP, Lurking Earthlings, on April 13 at the hi-dive.
Editor's Note: The Denver Bootleg is a series chronicling the history of local music venues by longtime Denver cartoonist Karl Christian Krumpholz. Visit Krumpholz's website to see more of his work.