The blog shortcut, February 16 edition

Obi Best.
Obi Best.

The mail may not be delivered on President's Day, but the blogging never stops...

Today in Backbeat Online:

Live review: Obi Best at the Larimer Lounge.

Live review: Speakeasy, Tiger and AT05 at 1515.

Live review: DeVotchKa at the Paramount.

Live review: Murder By Death at the Bluebird.

Flier of the week: Taun Taun's CD release at the Bluebird.

Free beer and funky tunes, courtesy of U.S. Pipe and Flying Dog.

Chuck Potasher to play farewell show, issue new record.

Today in Cafe Society:

Reclaiming the Baker neighborhood, by blocks and Inches.

Just a little thing: Correcting a ten-year error at Parisi.

A Milking It review of Cocoa Pebbles.

Make a pig of yourself at Merle's.

Obama visit eats into press time for Denver Restaurant Week.

Denver's super-secret supper club debuts Wednesday.

Cure for the common cold: a "souper" review.

Today in The Latest Word:

Nuggets reps can't outshine JabbaWockeeZ at NBA All-Star Weekend.

Rocky Mountain News editor John Temple on the future of the paper: "We have no idea."

At last, the Avs give Mike Haynes something to scream about.

Jack-FM lays off majority of staff.

Buzz Geller's Bell Tower faces new hurdle. It's about 34-stories tall.