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Denver Does Denver 2009

Pictured here is Brittany Gould, whose experimental, vocal sound-scaping project Married in Berdichev was well-regarded in that realm of music. She did covers of her friend Milton Melvin Croissant III, with whom she once lived at Rhinoceropolis. Croissant's music was then largely vocals, loops and guitar, and Gould's reinterpretation of his music was actually fairly faithful.

Pictureplane was, at this time, on the rise to being known nationally and internationally and he performed some 3OH!3 songs with a sense of humor and a bit of respect for the songcraft involved. One of the songs he performed was the tongue-in-cheek "Punk Bitch."

Safe Boating Is No Accident, no strangers to inspired live music pranking, did covers of older Pictureplane songs including "Day Glowwed." No other theatrics, for which the band was notorious, happened this night.

Weird Turns Prose collaborated with the Tanukis and performed each other's songs in a kind of joint set. It was a bit different from the usual order of things for this event but also fairly original.
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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.