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These go to 11: Peter Gabriel and “Back Scratchers” that really work

Peter Gabriel will play Red Rocks tonight with a full orchestra rather than a traditional backing band. If that weren't odd enough, it's his first U.S. tour since the release of his recent, rather disappointing album of cover songs "Scratch My Back." What Gabriel may have misunderstood in his effort is that the idea of the very best cover song is not to just pay tribute to the original artist, but to make the song your own.

The Fluid @ the Bluebird Theater

[photopress:flblue4.jpg,full,pp_image] Fluid singer John Robinson (above) brought back memories of Denver's long-gone punk scene and planted new ones at the Bluebird on Friday. Photos by Glory Breitweiser and John Moore.