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A band hired this dancer for $25 on Craigslist, and he’s worth every penny

"Came for the dancing guy, stayed for the music."


Imad Khan


Posted on Oct 8, 2014   Updated on May 30, 2021, 10:55 am CDT

The music business can be tough. But if great music alone isn’t enough to set your band apart from the rest, having a dancing dude you found on Craigslist for $25 certainly will.

That’s exactly what Austin indie band Comforter did when they played for KVRX Austin’s filmed studio session. The hilarious premise makes way for some even more hilarious dance moves from local comedian Victor Steele. Granted, dancing to indie rock isn’t the easiest to pop-and-lock to, but Steele makes it work. 

Best of all, the music is pretty fantastic. Guitar riffs flutter miraculously against each other, as time signatures change and digital organs counter. Tonally, having a twangy Telecaster complement a smooth and mid-heavy semi-hollow-body guitar creates a rather harmonious effect. It’s very reminiscent of The Smiths or The Pillows of the early ’90s, with a tiny bit of the math rock band Toe mixed in.  

As one commenter on Reddit put it: “Came for the dancing guy, stayed for the music.”

When you have Nicki Minaj pushing out utter garbage like “Anaconda” and prancing around with her ass in the air, it’s refreshing to see something creatively stimulating coupled with quirky dance moves.

Comforter will release its debut EP late next month. 

H/T Reddit | Photo by jdhancock/Flickr (CC BY 2.0) | Remix by Fernando Alfonso III

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*First Published: Oct 8, 2014, 4:29 pm CDT