The blog shortcut, October 1 edition

David Berman of Silver Jews.

A new month; a new shortcut.

Backbeat Online offers music for your eyes: a Q&A with Silver Jews' David Berman, a This Just In concert update, word of a new locally oriented show on Alice/105.9 FM, and a slideshow of Horse the Band at the Marquis. Say "neigh," not "nay."

Cafe Society is ready to serve, too. Read about Jason Sheehan's bad night at Boulder's Tahona, a colorful piece about Denver's green chile, a taste from Cook's Fresh Market, and the closing of Larimer Square's Open Bar. If it hadn't already been shuttered, they'd have to change its name... -- 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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