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The Westword.com blog shortcut, September 22 edition

Shake it up.

Today in Cafe Society:Behind the Bar: Nate Windham from The [email protected]. • Ten hard-to-find beers you should try from Colorado. • Great American Beer Festival Q&A: Laughing Dog. • From Charlie the Tuna to Frito Bandito, the ten worst food mascots ever. • Top Chef victor Hosea Rosenberg takes a sabbatical from Jax Boulder.

Today in Backbeat Online:The Chain Gang of 1974 premiers new song. • Hello Kavita's readies excellent new album for release. • Nathaniel Rateliff & the Wheel score some pretty choice CMJ gigs. • Pixies bringing Doolittle tour to Denver in November. • Last Night: Sunny Day Real Estate at the Ogden Theatre.

Today in The Latest Word:Zazi's lawyer earns uncomfortable spotlight time. • JaMarcus another reason not to overrate Broncos D. • Who really wrote Colorado's medical-marijuana law?Glenn Beck-target Yosi Sergant's DNC bash. • Meet two Colorado cons released early in budget-cutting move. Free at last.

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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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