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Dirty Business

Dirty Pool sells itself any way it can.

Shellooe hopes the combo's site will also prove useful when it comes time to promote an upcoming slate of Dirty Pool dates beyond the state line. "I want to tour, but I want to do it smart," he says. "I see a lot of bands going out and just slugging it out on the road, losing a bunch of money, going way into debt and playing for nobody in crappy towns. With the Internet, we're getting into a bunch of video stuff, and we'd like to do a live broadcast on the Web somewhere down the road so we can drum up interest and go to places where the shows might work rather than just going out willy-nilly."

In the meantime, Dirty Pool will continue to be visible on the local circuit, as well as at Bare Essence, where the mates have been invited to participate in the next round of band battles. Shellooe hopes the women who usually star at the venue won't mind. After all, he notes, a lot of the folks at the last match "were turning their chairs around and facing the band--and I felt like I was imposing on the dancers' business. They're there to make an honest living as much as we are, and if I were one of them, I might have been pissed off."

Obviously, even strippers can get the blues.

Tito & Tarantula, with Dirty Pool. 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, Bluebird Theater, 3317 East Colfax Avenue, $6, 303-322-2308.

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