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John Robinson

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    Oceanaire gets in the swim for Landry's Signature Chef Series tonight

    Tilman Fertitta of Landry's has been on a buying spree over the last several years, picking up national chains with links in Denver, including Morton's Steakhouse, McCormick & Schmick's and Oceanaire Seafood Room. And this month, chefs at many of the Landry's restaurants are strutting their stuff on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    Greek wines and 1972 prices on the culinary calendar this week

    This coming weekend promises some major events, including Easter and 4/20. But don't save up all your appetites for then, because there are ample opportunities to eat out this week -- everything from wine dinners to private chef specials. See also: Bistro Vendome's "Adventures on the Wine Route" la ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2013

    Oyster & Wine dinner at Oceanaire tonight should be a pearl of an event

    Oysters are like Crocs -- you either like them or you don't. But those plastic shoes will never be a thing of beauty, unlike oysters prepared the right way and served with a beautiful bottle of wine. Tonight Oceanaire Seafood Room will host an informative dinner that highlights both fruits from the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2013

    Von Miller waits on you at Ocean Prime, an Oceanaire dinner, Chef & Brew and more

    Tonight is celebrity waiter night at Ocean Prime, where All-Pro linebacker Von Miller and Bronco teammates will trade in their day jobs and run interference at the front of the house. The fundraiser begins at 7 p.m. with a cocktail reception and silent auction; dinner will follow at 8 p.m., when a l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2013

    Matt Mine out, John Robinson in as exec chef of Oceanaire

    There have been so many chef shuffles lately that one swam by almost without notice. Matt Mine, the affable exec chef who'd stayed on when Denver's Oceanaire was swallowed up by Landry's, is no longer with the downtown restaurant. John Robinson is now the executive chef/managing partner there. See ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    The Afghan Whigs at Ogden Theater, 10/30/12

    THE AFGHAN WHIGS @ OGDEN THEATRE |10/30/12 Probably the biggest surprise of the Afghan Whigs show last night at the Ogden came right before the end of the set when Greg Dulli revealed that his band had a Colorado connection. He told us how more than two decades ago, the Fluid heard a Whigs demo tap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2012

    Review: Mudhoney at the Bluebird Theater, 1/6/12

    MUDHONEY @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 1/6/12Though the mood hanging from the heads of the Bluebird Theater crowd last night was a heavy one, it was also bittersweet -- Mudhoney, the Fluid and the bands' mutual fans were gathered together to remember their friend, Fluid guitarist Ricky Kulwicki, who died in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2011

    Pure Sunshine at the Bluebird, 3/16/11

    Tom MurphyGit Some PURE SUNSHINE Overcasters • the Buckingham Squares • the Purple Fluid The Omens • The Geniuses • Git Some 03.26.11 | Bluebird Theater Git Some kicked off night two of Pure Sunshine last night at the Bluebird Theater. The act's lyrics are often washed out by the torrent o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2011

    Photos: Night one of Pure Sunshine at the Bluebird Theater, 3/25/11

    Jon Solomon Last night at the Bluebird was night one of Pure Sunshine, the aptly named Rick Kulwicki celebration and benefit. Among Kulwicki's family, friends, fans and many admirers (with Rick, it seems, none of those terms are mutually exclusive), all of the remaining members of the Fluid were of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    Pure Sunshine: Celebrate the life of Rick Kulwicki this weekend at the Bluebird Theater

    ​ A little more than a month ago, I attended the memorial service for a Rick Kulwicki at Fairmount Cemetary, the same place where my grandparents and my favorite aunt happen to be laid to rest. The place doesn't really hold a lot of fond memories for me. Barely ten-years-old, I remember wip ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Aloe Blacc, Harry Nilsson, Kid Cudi fill our playlists this week

    ​As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" Whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2009

    Westword Music Showcase: How I saw thirty bands in five hours and lived to tell about it

    Photo by Bert Ross For this year's Saturday's Westword Music Showcase, I told myself I was going to take it easy. No running around like an idiot, trying to see as many acts as possible. Instead, I would move at a leisurely pace, sampling and savoring instead of trying to gorge myself on as much mu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2009

    Westword Music Showcase reviewed: Sutra

    Brian Landis FolkinsIdeal Fathers opened the day at Sutra.See more photos from Sutra at westword.com/slideshow.Ideal Fathers, 12 p.m.Ideal Fathers kicked off the Sutra stage with a high-charged set of post-punk that included some keyed up takes on songs from its new brand new EP, A Complete Waste of ... More >>

  • Music

    June 11, 2009
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    June 10, 2009

    Mini Q&A with the Fluid's John Robinson

    The Fluid's John Robinson live at the Bluebird Theater last June. In addition to an appearance by profile and Q&A subject Built to Spill, this Saturday's Westword Music Showcase (click here for details) will include another bonus: an appearance by the Fluid, among the best bands and most influentia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, June 10 edition

    Photo by Autumn DeWildeBuilt to Spill. You think you're so smart.... Today in Backbeat Online: • Q&A with Built to Spill's Doug Martsch. • Mini Q&A with the Fluid's John Robinson. • A first look at FOE and Karma's "Tic-Toc" video. • Atmosphere, Bat for Lashes, Brad Paisley shows announced. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    The Fluid at Maxwell's in Hoboken, New Jersey

    THE FLUID @ MAXWELL'S | 1/6/09 It was a painfully cold night in northern New Jersey, but the legendary Maxwell's was plenty warm, and any thoughts of harsh weather were eclipsed once the show got started. Opening, oddly enough, was Overcasters from Denver. The band had been invited to share the sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2008
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    June 20, 2008

    Rearview: The Week in Review (6/14/08-6/20/08)

    Here's a wrap-up of all the spectacular coverage you missed this week on Backbeat Online while you were transfixed by Ice T's calling out Soulja Boy for ruining hip-hop and telling the young star to "eat a dick" ...

  • Music

    June 19, 2008

    The Fluid

    Sub Pop's twentieth anniversary spurs this year's unlikeliest local band reunion.

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2008

    The Fluid's Breakup - The Vintage Version

    The Fluid reunited to play a handful of shows, including a June 20 Bluebird Theater concert (click here and here for details aplenty), almost fifteen years after calling it quits in 1993. Back then, the musical divorce was big news, but since it took place prior to the launch of Westword's online ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2008

    Q&A with the Fluid's Matt Bischoff

    Matt Bischoff, bassist for the Fluid, which reunites on June 20 (click here and here for more information), put the thump into the band. He also fronted the late, lamented band '57 Lesbian and served a stint with Boss 302, one of two groups opening at the Fluid's big gig. Just as important, he's a s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2008

    Q&A With the Fluid's Rick Kulwicki

    Rick Kulwicki was half of the two-guitar attack that drove the Fluid, whose June 20 reunion takes place at the Bluebird Theater (click here and here for more information). He's also an entertaining conversationalist, and his alternately witty and incisive commentary lights up the hefty Q&A that foll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2008

    Q&A With the Fluid's James Clower

    James Clower's guitar helped fuel the Fluid, which is getting back together for a June 20 appearance at the Bluebird Theater (click here and here for the facts). And he's also the player most eager for the band to keep going, as he makes clear in this revealing Q&A.

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2008

    Q&A With the Fluid's Garrett Shavlik

    Garrett Shavlik's drumming had loads to do with the success of the Fluid, a classic Denver band that's reuniting at the Bluebird Theater on June 20 (click here and here to get the skinny). And although he's lived in Seattle for around a decade at this point, his musical history and Denver's remain i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2008

    Q&A With the Fluid's John Robinson

    John Robinson of the Fluid, which reunited on June 20 at the Bluebird Theater (click here and here for the lowdown), is one of the great should-have-beens in the annals of Denver rock. He had everything it took to be a star of global proportions, but for whatever reason, it didn't happen. Neverthele ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2008

    Fifty Ways to Look at the Fluid

    The Fluid, which plays a reunion show on June 20 at the Bluebird Theater, wasn't just a great-sounding band. It was also a highly visual one thanks to flashy lead singer John Robinson and a supporting cast that brought a variety of compelling rock-and-roll styles to the stage. Get a glimpse of the p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2008

    Fluidpalooza

    Just in time for the Friday, June 20, reunion show featuring the Fluid - among the best Denver bands of the past quarter century - Backbeat Online is offering a cyber-history of the act in words and images. The June 19 Westword includes a new profile of the five-piece plus a Message column focusing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2008

    Over the Weekend...the Fluid Back After Fifteen Years! @ Larimer Lounge

    Photos by Jon Solomon and Aaron Thackeray. First show in fifteen years, eh? Pshaw! Could've fooled us. Last night, the Fluid played a (not so) secret show at the Larimer Lounge and sounded every bit as tight and vital as it did the last time we saw the band back in '91 (or was it '92?). There was a ... More >>

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    September 13, 2007

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of 9/13/2007

  • Film

    June 2, 2005

    Skate Bored

    The Z-Boys roll into Dogtown again, and truth is cooler than fiction.

  • Music

    June 19, 2003

    The Beatdown

    New Backbeat editor throws his first punch.

  • Music

    March 14, 1996

    The Unreal World

    Rebecca Blasband, veteran of The Real World, is getting on with her real life.

  • Music

    January 18, 1995

    POWERING UP

    16 HORSEPOWER FINALLY GETS THE RECORD CONTRACT IT DESERVES.

  • Music

    May 4, 1994

    SPELLBOUNDWILL SPELL FINALLY PUT DENVER ON THE ROCK-MUSIC MAP? CASTING A SPELL

    HOW LOUD IS THIS BAND? LOUD ENOUGH TO BE HEARD NATIONWIDE.

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