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Church Fire, with Hands of Midnight and Roger Green; Friday, Feb. 16, 8 p.m.; Denver, barflydenver.com.
or the better part of the past five years, Denver’s electro-punk performance-art act Church Fire has shown the talent and, to a somewhat lesser degree, the eccentricity to earn comparisons to Swedish acts The Knife and Fever Ray. Shannon Webber’s intense vocal style, post-pagan image, and onstage theatricality are a perfect fit for art-rock band refugee David Samuelson’s moody, vintage-voltage sound. Together, they’re progressing from bottom-of-the-bill sets at exceedingly small clubs to the main stage at the upcoming Westword Music Showcase, and deservedly so.