The blog shortcut, September 16 edition

The Aladdin Café gets rubbed out.

Bloggin' down the highway.

Cafe Society brings us word about the demise of the Aladdin Café and celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of Jose O'Shea's. It doesn't look a day over 29.

The Cat's Pajamas invites you to a teen-centric style swap. And at Backbeat Online, get caught up on our all-encompassing coverage of the Monolith Festival. It's Monolithic. -- Michael Roberts

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