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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 on TV news cameraman Jim Hucks, who captured some of the best video of the outfit at its peak. In addition, peruse extended Q&As with all five group members: lead singer John Robinson, guitarist James Clower, guitarist Rick Kulwicki, bassist Matt Bischoff and drummer Garrett Shavlik. They provide in-depth information about the entire musical era replete with occasional contradictions that only add to the fascination. In addition, check out complete coverage of the band's June 15 warm-up gig at the Larimer Lounge, a slideshow featuring over fifty vintage photos and the original 1993 music column about the quintet's breakup, which predated Westword's Internet archive.

And now, without further ado, let it flow. - Michael Roberts

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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