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Kip Winger at Herman’s Hideaway show preview 

click to enlarge Kip Winger with Lynch Mob, Straight Six, Something for Tomorrow and The Broken Circle, Saturday, Oct. 5, doors open at 6:30 p.m., Herman's Hideaway, 1578 S. Broadway, Denver, ages 18+, $30 and up, hermanshideaway.com
  • Kip Winger with Lynch Mob, Straight Six, Something for Tomorrow and The Broken Circle, Saturday, Oct. 5, doors open at 6:30 p.m., Herman's Hideaway, 1578 S. Broadway, Denver, ages 18+, $30 and up, hermanshideaway.com

Few artists can claim that their careers were derailed by MTV’s Beavis & Butt-Head, but it has been known to happen. Or at least that was the contention of Winger, the hair band behind “Can’t Get Enuff” and “Seventeen,” a 1988 song with lyrics nearly as lamentable as Aerosmith’s “Jailbait.” Who can forget — or, in Winger’s case, forgive — the animated duo’s characterization of it as “Joey Buttafuoco’s theme song,” or their endless mocking of dorky neighbor Stuart for daring to wear the “wuss-rock” band’s T-shirt in public.

The band blamed the constant ridicule for their losing gigs and getting dropped from radio playlists, before finally deciding to call it a day in 1994. In the years since, there have been the obligatory reunion albums and tours, but what’s more interesting is frontman Kip Winger’s solo career, which includes an unlikely 2016 recording, C.F. Kip Winger: Conversations with Nijinsky, that earned him a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Classical Composition.

While Kip Winger will be playing acoustic on this tour, the presence of Lynch Mob (who will also perform Winger-less at Sunshine Studios on Oct. 4) is a sure sign that memories of Beavis & Butt-Head and hair-band nostalgia will hang heavy in the air.

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