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The Westword.com blog shortcut, October 10 edition

Josephine and the Mousepeople stand tall.

We've got so damn much new content today that as soon as I finish writing this blog, I'm taking the rest of the day off.

Backbeat Online brings you live reviews of Nick Warren at Beta, as well as a Rhinoceropolis gig featuring BDRMPPL and Pictureplane, joined by Josephine and the Mousepeople, Gangi and Rainbow Arabia; a Q&A with Deerhoof's Satomi Matsuzaki; and our regular Friday Rap-Up. Put your hands in the air, and wave 'em like you want to share.

Also of note: late-breaking items from yesterday, including a new installment of Mile High Makeout; John Common's latest Scratch and Dent Sale; and a look at the new P-Nuckle video. Deal with it.

Cafe Society is fully loaded, too. Read a Candy Girls review about Halloween munchables; details about the Bagali's Italian Kitchen opening in Broomfield; a Finlandia search for Denver's best bartenders; a report from the Great American Beer Festival; and cooking tips from James Carville. As far as we can tell, they're bipartisan. -- 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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