The Westword.com blog shortcut, August 24 edition

Lash-ing out.

Today in Backbeat Online:Over the Weekend: Bat for Lashes at the Bluebird Theater. • Over the Weekend: The Avett Brothers at the Ogden Theatre. • Over the Weekend: The Flaming Lips at Red Rocks. • Over the Weekend: Mos Def and Talib Kweli at the Gothic Theatre. • Over the Weekend: Nobunny at Denver Creative Co-Op Studio.

Today in Cafe Society:On the job: The hazards of being a host. • Milking It: Mother's Graham Bumpers. • The Larimer Square guys and Sean Kelly get a pizza the action. • Holy Sunday! Biker Jim now peddling his dogs at the South Pearl Street farmers' market. • Best Invention Ever: The Red Bull of beef jerky.

Today in The Latest Word:Inconsistencies in Chatfield High mystery smell story. • Kyle Orton looking like Brian Griese 2.0. • Another weekend, another music format for The Truth. • Barack Obama digs Denver author Kent Haruf. • Seriously -- these guys dealt meth? The thought really amps us up.

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