The Westword.com blog shortcut, June 26 edition
So far today, all of America's remaining pop-culture icons seem to be hanging in there....
Today in Backbeat Online:
• Last Night's Show: Phoenix at The Bluebird.
• Polytoxic drummer Chadzilla hitches a ride with Slim Cessna's Auto Club.
• Beyond Playlist: The Jonas Brothers and more.
• Vintage radio ad for Michael Jackson's Denver tour from 1988 and 911 call.
• Monolith announces Yeah Yeah Yeahs as a headliner.
Today in Cafe Society:
• What a week: We need wine.
• Boulder boy and Top Chef Hosea Rosenberg cooks tomorrow at Whole Foods SouthGlenn.
• First look at Gaspare's Bakery.
• Santa Fe-based Mangiamo Pronto set to open in former Common Grounds space.
• The List: Denver's Own.
Today in The Latest Word:
• Nuggets score big with Ty Lawson pick-up.
• Sita Sings the Blues brings personal eccentricities to animation.
• Read the judgment against developer Craig Nassi, recipient of a $1 million parking ticket.
Shmuck Samaritan of the Week: Gary from Aurora.
• Michael Jackson's real legacy: A compilation of bad local moonwalk videos. Is that any way to let him rest in peace?