The bad news is you didn't win a gazillion dollars last night in Powerball -- some lucky jerk in Michigan did, apparently. The good news is, however, you may still have some cashola coming your way that you weren't expecting. Think of it as finding a crisp twenty in the pocket of pants you haven't w ... More >>
For the past three years, the members of the Flobots have enlisted a bunch of their friends to lace up their bowling shoes and hit the lanes in the name of charity. In past years, the event their buddies in bands like the Fray and Rise Against and Tickle Me Pink. This year's edition of the Bowling B ... More >>
Oh, the weird new photos we have to share with you from over the weekend: a bloody good time with the Genitorurers at Summit Music Hall, chillin' at Frozen Dead Guys Day, a fond farewell at Tickle Me Pink's final show and more, more, more. Find it all on Westword's always provocative slidesh ... More >>
Tickle Me PinkAs you might have read, Tickle Me Pink played its last show on Saturday, March 5 at Summit Music Hall. Openers were Caramel Carmela, The Say So and Regret Night. Photos by Aaron Thackeray. See full Tickle Me Pink final show slideshow.
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 >>
The band 200 Million Miles, in case you haven't heard, got burgled last week. Twice. In one week. And none of the items have been recovered. According Zale Hessler, who spoke with our friends at the A.V. Club, first the thieving bastard(s) reportedly broke into drummer Carl Sorensen's car an ... More >>
Flickr/Kyle McDonaldI'm convinced that there's a special place in hell reserved for bottom feeders who steal other people's stuff, particularly musical equipment. If there's any sort of justice in the universe, it's in a grimy, rat-infested, shit smeared hole also occupied by those who rip of ... More >>
Denver Does Denver sounds more salacious than it is -- though we're sure there's a sexualized metaphor in there somewhere that was intended. If you haven't heard about it, Denver Does Denver, slated to take place tomorrow night at the Meadowlark, is a rad little show put together by the fine peeps a ... More >>
Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists a number of different shows including, Radio 1190's Local Shakedown*, KTCL's Locals Only, KBCO's Local Edition, The Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-broad ... More >>
Aaron ThackerayWestword Music Showcase: Oh, oh, it's Magic! As you can see from the pictures, this year's Showcase was played in the key of awesome. Relive the whole thing with us. Over the course of the day as we get our wits about us, a few of our writers will share their thoughts on what ... More >>
Aaron ThackerayTickle Me Pink frontman Sean Kennedy As promised, thanks to our good pal Lance Stack at The Flat Response, here's the first of four exclusive Denver Boot downloads: Tickle Me Pink getting its rocks off at the 16th Annual Westword Music Showcase. Have at it.
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 >>
Gabriel Rovick And Ryan James (Focus 4 Design) The complete lineup for Showcase has been finalized, and all that's left to do now is countdown the days until the sixteenth annual Westword Music Showcase takes place on Saturday, June 19. Nearly a hundred local acts (well over a hundred if y ... More >>
Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists a number of different shows, including Radio 1190's Local Shakedown*, KTCL's Locals Only, The Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-broadcast all over Colorado ... More >>
Summit StudiosThis year's Westword Music Showcase lineup is now officially complete with the addition of Tickle Me Pink -- well, at least in terms of the main stage acts. In case you've missed it -- not sure how that's possible, exactly, as we've been talking this bad boy up like no other sin ... 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 >>
There's a number of ways to tell that you've quote-unquote made it. Obviously attaining platinum status is a pretty good indicator. Having the number one radio song in the country is also a good gauge. Um, let's see, how about when your hit song gets parodied -- that's a pretty good indicator. Or ho ... More >>
Photo by David BarberJohn Baxter and Matty Clark play skins and skins. 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 Pi ... 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 while back there was some talk that Tickle Me Pink was going the way of pager technology. Turns out the dudes were just taking some time off to write some new songs, some of which they'll be debuting at the Gothic Theatre on Saturday, June 27, in the company of I Hate Kate, Life In Electric and He ... More >>
The kings of poppers. Greetings and salutations. Today in Cafe Society: • Denver's Ritz-Carlton is puttin' on a happy hour! • Today: A celebrity cook-off, wine-tasting event and the kick-off to Telluride's wine festival. • Red Trolley rewards you for your ice-cream gluttony. • A closer loo ... More >>
Last month, the Fort Collins Music Association hosted the area's first ever all local music festival, dubbed the Fort Collins Music Experiment (FoCoMx for short). As hard to believe as it is that such an event never existed until this year, it's not difficult to see that the supply definitely exists ... More >>
Y'all remember that old school jam by Timex Social Club? How do rumors get started...? It's got to be more than, what, two decades since the group recorded that song, and that ponderous sentiment remains. How do these rumors get started? A few weeks ago, there was scuttlebutt that Tickle Me Pink was ... More >>
The members of All Capitals are praying for retribution ... or at least the return of their van.What is it with all these lowlife jerks preying on hardworking, hapless musicians? It has been our great displeasure to report on a series of heists over the past year or so involving a number of local mi ... More >>
So we heard a rumor as we were closing up shop last week from a very reliable source that Tickle Me Pink had reached the end of the line. Well, TMP fans can rest easy. We're happy to report that the rumor is indeed just that. Just got off the blower with guitarist Joey Barba and drummer Stefan Runst ... More >>
Photo by Jon SolomonGene Ween, music machine. Welcome to the working week. Today in Backbeat Online: • Over the weekend: Gene Ween at the Walnut Room and b.side in Boulder. • Rumors of Tickle Me Pink's breakup completely unfounded. • Wentworth Kersey gives away new CD at St. Mark's. • Tech ... More >>
Looks like Strange Condition is cashing in on its sweat equity. The outfit, which has endured numerous line-up changes since forming, has worked tirelessly over the years amassing a loyal and ravenous fan base (the act has consistently packed Herman's for years and has little difficulty these days f ... More >>
Just a week after we found out that Marie Litton and Matt Bellinger had their place broken into, it seems another local musician has found himself on the business end of a break-in. Tickle Me Pink frontman Sean Kennedy's home was recently burglarized, and he's offering a substantial reward to anyone ... 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 >>
In case you're curious... Today in Cafe Society: • From Rock to Riesling: Tool Frontman on a Different Kind of Tour. • No Beach, But At Least Arvada Has Restaurant Blu and C-Level. • Microbrewing history gets its own photo book. Today in Backbeat Online: • Breathe Carolina Premiers New Vid ... More >>
Tickle Me Pink, who's in the midst of a cross country tour right now with Hawthorne Heights (full dates after the jump), has posted an explicit, NSFW version of their "Typical Whore" video. Like the the original version, the video features porn star Gabriella Fox crawling through comforters on her h ... More >>
Single File poses side by side. How confusing! No pushing and shoving, blog lovers. There's plenty for everyone. Today in Backbeat Online: • Single File previews its new recording. • Tickle Me Pink releases the explicit version of its "Typical Whore" video. • KBCO's Studio C celebrates its ... More >>
Brace yourselves for yet another batch of pristinely crafted, radio-friendly pop served up from Ft. Collins. From the sounds of it, Roe -- who's previewing new songs from its forthcoming full-length, Letters and Light, every week until the record drops on November 13 -- is inline to be the next act ... More >>
Call me daddy. No, really. Here's a convenient and useful guide to all the wonderful content you might have missed this week on Backbeat Online while you were reeling from the shock and disbelief of discovering that Clay Aiken, of American Idol fame, has somehow managed to spawn, and is now a fath ... 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 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 >>
Colorado Mills hosts band battles, BMX and more.
Day One Event Spotlight Street Side Mural Project -- If you never experience live art, this is worth checking out. Local artist will create five murals each with its own unique theme. The murals will be located across from the Performance and Cultural Stage Music Schedule Main Stage ... More >>