Apologies 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 of The Fluid passed away yesterday at the tragically young age of 49. A stalwart of the scene, the Denver native was also a member of the Frantix, Madhouse and, most recently, the Buckingham Squares. We'll have more details as they become available. In the meantime, sincere, heartfelt condolences go out to his family, friends, bandmates and fans -- of which a great many of us around here are most certainly counted.
Update, 4 p.m.: An impromptu gathering is slated to take place tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Skylark (140 S. Broadway) to allow friends to grieve together and commiserate Rick's passing.
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