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Rick Kulwicki

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    March 3, 2012

    Review: Pure Sunshine II at BluebirdTheater, 3/02/12

    PURE SUNSHINE II @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 3.2.12 It would be hard to have picked the star attraction for this show because the crowd changed and switched throughout the show with some people sticking around for everything. But chances are, no one had seen Spell since its last show in July of 1995. With ... More >>

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    March 2, 2012

    Weekend's best live music bets: The Swayback, Pure Sunshine II, Snoop Dogg and more

    Welcome to the weekend! Whether you're making your way up to the mountains for Snowball Music Festival 2012 or staying behind in the city, there's an abundance of musical choices: Tonight at the Fillmore Snoop Dogg throws down before heading up the hill himself for a slot at Snowball, while a couple ... More >>

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    March 2, 2012

    Matt Bischoff of '57 Lesbian: "You need to still enjoy the company of your friends and do stuff you enjoy doing with those people"

    '57 Lesbian (due tonight at the Bluebird Theater) came about when Matt Bischoff of the Fluid and the Frantix had some downtime and got together with his old friend and former Frantix drummer, Dave Stewart, and started a stripped down rock and roll band with former Twice Wilted bassist Chanin Floyd. ... More >>

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    January 22, 2012

    Spell and '57 Lesbian due at Pure Sunshine II at the Bluebird

    Michael LavineSpell Mississippi, if you dare.​Do you know what you're doing yet on Friday, March 2? Have plans? If so, you might consider canceling them. That night, Spell and '57 Lesbian, a couple of iconic Denver bands are getting together at the Bluebird Theater for Pure Sunshine II to pay ... More >>

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    April 27, 2011

    Boss 302 reunion at Larimer Lounge video, 4/24/11

    ​This past Sunday, April 24 at the Larimer Lounge, a bunch of friends of Rick Kulwicki got together one more time to celebrate the life of the dearly departed guitarist at the Pure Sunshine BBQ. Boss 302 reunited for the occasion, and our art director Jay Vollmar was there and captured these ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    March 11, 2011

    Pure Sunshine, the Rick Kulwicki benefit show, has a helluva lineup and artwork to match

    ​Okay, so we know it's not next Wednesday yet and we've already picked a flier of the week for this week. Regardless, we just peeped the flier for Pure Sunshine, the Rick Kulwicki benefit coming up two weekends from now at the Bluebird, and we though it was so rad, we thought we'd share it wit ... More >>

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    February 28, 2011

    Rick Kulwicki Pure Sunshine benefit slated for March 25-26, followed by Larimer Lounge BBQ

    Michael LustigRick Kulwicki and his boys​We've just received word from AEG regarding the lineup for Pure Sunshine. Ten bands are coming together for a pair of back-to-back shows celebrating the life and honoring the memory of Rick Kulwicki, as well as raise funds for the two sons he left behin ... More >>

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    February 22, 2011

    Rick Kulwicki memorial slated for this morning

    Jill Razer​ The Backbeat flag is flying at half-staff today. This morning, in case you haven't heard, services for Rick Kulwicki, the legendary Fluid guitarist who passed away last week, are being held at Fairmount Cemetery (430 S. Quebec) later this morning at 10 a.m., with a viewing taking ... More >>

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    February 17, 2011

    Rick Kulwicki benefit slated for the end of March

    Michael LustigRick Kulwicki and his boys​So what is it they say -- at the end of every dark night a new day dawns? There's solace to be found in that maxim. And some bright spots are starting to emerge on an otherwise dreary week which brought shocking news of Rick Kulwicki's untimely death. ... More >>

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    February 16, 2011

    R.I.P. Rick Kulwicki

    Jill "Razer" Mustoffa​Apologies in advance for starting your day off on a downer, but we just woke up to some positively awful and heartbreaking news that pains us to pass on. In case you haven't heard: Sadly, we've lost another cherished member of our local music community, as Rick Kulwicki o ... More >>

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    April 8, 2010
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    September 22, 2008

    Live Review: Frantix

    Photo: Tom Murphy Git Some The Frantix, Git Some, the Omens and the Purple Fluid Saturday, September 20, 2008 Wax Trax Better Than: Most so-called “punk rock” shows. Wax Trax, long a stalwart of underground music in Denver, celebrated its 30th year anniversary this past Saturday with a full d ... More >>

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    September 22, 2008

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, September 22 edition

    The Purple Fluid. Westword's other blogs are pipin' hot. Backbeat Online features an on-site report from Wax Trax's 30th anniversary celebration, complete with a reunion of the Fluid and a set by the Purple Fluid, co-starring the sons of Fluid guitarist Rick Kulwicki. The next generation appears ... More >>

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    September 18, 2008
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    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.

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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.

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    October 9, 2003

    The Frantix

    My Dad's a Fuckin' Alcoholic (Afterburn Records)
    Dark Days (Glazed Records)

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    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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