News From the Denver Punk Rock Music Front

Hi King Rat Friend/Fan


The numbers have aligned and we have decided to get with the times.


The first song we ever wrote back in 1994 was entitled "21". 


We just rocked through our 21st year as a band. 


Someone recently said, "Hey, you morons should get with the 21st Century."


Since we often abide by the rule of threes, this trifecta became the perfect reason to reach out and connect with friends and fans via newsletter.


In order not to bore you I will keep things to the point, and in order not to insult you I will keep the shameless hawking of wares to a minimum. 



Another Denver Punk Rocker Bites the Dust

February 2016 found us in paradise, playing an acoustic set on the beach. The King Rat crew and extended friends and family went to the Dominican Republic to celebrate our beloved bass player Anthony Delilli's marital union with longtime sweetheart Gina Crow. That's right mofos - we played a show in another country, so now we are officially an internationally gigging band. Insert image of smug posturing here. 


On the Road Again

We will be setting out for a jaunt through the midwest in August, 2016 - playing shows in Nebraska, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Missouri. Stay tuned for details.


Song of the Month

I live by the busiest hospital in Denver, and since I stay up most nights writing I often see the EMTs trudging to their cars in the early am after a rough night of ugly human reality. 'EMT' is our tribute to first responders who continually stick their necks out for the unlucky, the unfortunate and the very stupid. All of us fringe dwellers, margin walkers and thrill seekers need to say thank you. If you know someone who works to help others in need, please feel free to forward them this video link. Who knows, it just might make their day!


If You Dig This and Want More Punk Rock Music and Other Cool Stuff

You can quickly and cheaply download plenty of King Rat music for your personal enjoyment on our Bandcamp page.


Represent the music with some damn fine fashions designed by our drummer Doug "Pockets" Hopper by checking out our merch page on Big Cartel.


Denver, Colorado people -- you can check us out live on April 9th at the Marquis Theater with Unwritten Law and Fenix, TX - and - on April 23rd at Goosetown Tavern with Luna Sol, Grind Cat Grind and Johnny Got Rocks


Meanwhile, lead guitarist Mike Makkay and I will be melding our psyches to craft the next crop of King Rat songs ... coming soon to an MP3 file near you!


Explicitly yours,

Luke "The Word Man" Schmaltz

singer & contributing songwriter - King Rat



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