The Westword.com Blog Shortcut, July 1 Edition

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Backbeat Online leads with shocking news about the death of 22-year-old Tickle Me Pink bassist Johnny Schou (pictured), whose body was found on the very day the group's much-anticipated new album came out on Wind-Up Records, a label known for issuing hit discs by Evanescence, Creed and Finger Eleven. Backbeat editor Dave Herrera has the scoop. The mood is much lighter at The Cat's Pajamas thanks to the latest report from teen fashion correspondent Sarah Bolliger. Meanwhile, Cafe Society bites into peppy Rachel Ray's latest invention, the "Denver Mile High Burger." Yummo? And Demver also gets gastronomic, defying a Democratic National Convention host committee ban on fried foods to recommend great soul-food restaurants. Dig in. -- Michael Roberts

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