You've probably heard by now, but in case you haven't: Tickle Me Pink is calling it a day. After four releases and a half-dozen years of playing in front of capacity crowds across the Front Range, including an appearance at last year's Westword Music Showcase, the guys have decided to part ... More >>
If you've listened to KTCL even briefly in the past year, you've heard the handiwork of Lee Miles. You've either heard his band, Oh My Stars, who has one of the top played songs on the station, or you've heard his production on songs by Colorado-based acts like Tickle Me Pink, Speakeasy Tiger and ... More >>
Darren Mahuron / Summit Studios Tickle Me Pink's young career has already been filled with setbacks and shrouded by controversy. From the heartbreaking loss of original bassist Johnny Schou in 2008 to the recent parting with their label, Wind-up, the boys still had time to release an explici ... More >>
Tickle Me Pink, due at the Black Sheep and Marquis Theater this weekend, has put the finishing touches on its next platter, On Your Way Down. The three-song EP, produced by Matthew Hager and mixed by Jason Livermore at the Blasting Room, isn't due out until Tuesday, May 18, but you can hear ... More >>
Photo by Kiernan MaletskyYou'll love these Meeses to pieces. Hotter than July? Or exactly as hot as July? Today in Backbeat Online: • Last Night's Show: Meese at Twist & Shout. • DJ Vajra announces new project, offers free mix for download. • Flier of the Week: Get Down at Beta Friday, July ... More >>
A year ago today, Johnny Schou died tragically at the young age of 22. Hard to believe that it's already been a year since the talented Tickle Me Pink bassist passed away. Schou, as you might remember, in a cruel twist of fate, died the morning that his band released Madeline, its Wind-up Records de ... More >>
At an undisclosed locale in Portland, Oregon, this Thursday and Friday, the Tickle Me Pink chaps will be filming a video for "Madeline," the title track of its Wind-up Records debut. The clip is reportedly being shot by Speedway Films, a West Coast-based production company that has previously worked ... More >>
The Mile High Music fest drew a lot of interest from local music fans in '08. This blog churned out more than 1,400 posts in 2008, about life, death, plastic surgery, and even some music. Here, in case you just joined us or are really taking stock of your year, a quick-clicking guide to the ten mos ... More >>
Wendi Wikstrand, aka Grandma Dynamite Earlier this morning, I was sitting in a folding chair inside the Reflection Pavilion at Crown Hill Cemetery, waiting for the memorial service to begin for my friend Wendi Wikstrand, who passed away on Sunday, when I heard a guy seated behind me say, "Ok, God, ... More >>
Jackson Browne thinks McCain is a dick (ed. note: this is pure conjecture) Here's a friendly one-stop guide to all the great content you might have missed this week on Backbeat Online while you were wondering how the hell John McCain thought he could get away with using a song -- without permission ... More >>
This morning, a representative from the Larimer County coroner's office confirmed that Tickle Me Pink bassist Johnny Schou's death was caused by an accidental opiate overdose. The results of a toxicology report, says Chief Deputy Coroner Diane Fairman, indicate that heroin was found in Schou's blood ... More >>
Kenny Be loves Wyoming. For today's update, we're going at things full blog. Demver is headlined by the 56th and final entry in Kenny Be's mammoth Delegating Denver series, which finally gives Wyoming its due. Being at the end of the alphabet sucks. By the way, a slideshow of the entire project c ... More >>
Like sand through the hourglass, so are the blogs of our lives... Backbeat Online takes a tragic turn, with a report from the first Denver gig by Tickle Me Pink since the death of the band's bassist, Johnny Schou, plus word about another premature passing -- that of Amy Fisher, who was better known ... More >>
Here's a convenient one-stop guide to all the great content you might have missed this week on Backbeat Online while you were anxiously exercising your fingers in anticipation of Jimi Hendrix's announced contributions to an upcoming installment of the Guitar Hero series...
The members of Tickle Me Pink have announced plans to soldier on in the wake of bassist Johnny Schou's death. The band has enlisted longtime friend and former Brotherhood of Dae Han guitarist, Joey Barba, to fill Schou's slot, and will resume its tour this Friday in San Diego.
It's yet another sad day for the Denver music scene. A little more than a week after reporting on Johnny Schou's tragic, untimely death, we've received word that Paul Stitt, the former frontman of Angellic Rage (pictured above, center), was shot and killed in a bungled robbery attempt in Las Vegas a ... More >>
The unexpected death of bassist Johnny Schou is just plain heartbreaking.
Here's a wrap up of all the great coverage you missed this week on Backbeat Online while you were busy preparing your plans for the Fourth of July and fuming with patriotic outrage at Rene Marie's decision to hijack the national anthem at the state of the city speech...
Just received word that Johnny Schou, bassist for Fort Collins-based power-pop act Tickle Me Pink, was found dead this morning at his home at the age of 22. Prior to passing away, the four-stringer, a 2005 graduate of Ft. Collins High School, also worked as an assistant engineer at the Blasting Room ... More >>
So you think you've seen every new Westword blog simply by visiting The Latest 'Word? Think again. Backbeat Online leads with shocking news about the death of 22-year-old Tickle Me Pink bassist Johnny Schou (pictured), whose body was found on the very day the group's much-anticipated new album came ... More >>
On Tuesday evening just after 5 p.m., the time that Tickle Me Pink was originally slated to make an in-store appearance at Independent Records on Colfax to commemorate the release of Madeline, its eagerly awaited Wind-up Records debut, fans gathered together to pay their respects to Tickle Me Pink b ... More >>