The blog shortcut, July 14 edition

John Baxter and Matty Clark play skins and skins.
John Baxter and Matty Clark play skins and skins.
Photo by David Barber

In the flesh.

Today in Backbeat Online:Westword Music Showcase Awards Wrap Up. • Q&A with Asher Roth. • Deejay Diabolic competing to spin at Lollapalooza. • Fake Problems cancels Larimer Lounge date. • Tickle Me Pink covers that are anything but "Typical."

Today in Cafe Society:Tonight: Bastille Day bashes at Bistro Vendome, Brasserie Felix and Le Central. • Civic Center Eats: Crepes at the Cowboy Cart. • Steuben's high on Mile High Music Festival. • El Taco de Mexico grows by a patio. • Big Hoss finally reopens.

Today in The Latest Word:Expert to Frontier's new owner: Don't go changin'. • Kristen Parker's police confession: "I didn't know this was gonna happen...."Can Arron Afflalo become the next Dahntay Jones?Meet Jim Pfaff, leader of Colorado's stop-Sotomayor campaign. • Urbavore's Dilemma: Taking a spin with compost king Mike Haynes. Don't forget to wash your hands when you're finished.

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