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 >>
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 >>
'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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Michael LustigRick Kulwicki and his boysWe'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 >>
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 >>
Michael LustigRick Kulwicki and his boysSo 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 >>
Jill "Razer" MustoffaApologies 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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" ...
Sub Pop's twentieth anniversary spurs this year's unlikeliest local band reunion.
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
My Dad's a Fuckin' Alcoholic (Afterburn Records)
Dark Days (Glazed Records)
HOW LOUD IS THIS BAND? LOUD ENOUGH TO BE HEARD NATIONWIDE.