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Chuck Potashner at the Oriental Theater

TeamAWESOME! probably wasn't for everyone, but if there was one thing that was undeniable about the group, it was the sheer catchiness of Chuck Potashner's songs. It was obvious to anyone willing to go along with the Team spirit that Chuck wanted no more than to write great pop songs and bring friends and strangers along for the fun if they dared to take part. Since the band broke up last fall, Chuck hasn't broken his stride as a prolific writer of clever, energetic music, and his latest seven-inch release is just a hint of the great things we can expect from the next chapter of his creative output. With members of Wetlands and Night of Joy on board, his performance this Thursday, February 19, at the Oriental Theater is likely to be one of his best — if not his last in Denver, as Chuck is moving back to San Diego.

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Tom Murphy is a writer, visual artist and musician from Aurora, Colorado. He was a prolific music writer for Westword and a documenter of the Denver music scene.