Music History

Rearview: The Week in Review (6/14/08-6/20/08)

Here's a wrap-up of all the spectacular coverage you missed this week on Backbeat Online while you were transfixed by Ice T's calling out Soulja Boy for ruining hip-hop and telling the young star to "eat a dick" ...

We kicked off the week with Showcase coverage -- a lot of Showcase coverage. There was a semi-liveblog on Saturday, five full-blown reviews and two slideshows (here and here).

Following the theme of abundant coverage, the reunion of legendary Denver band The Fluid generated an avalanche of material as well. Start with this historical piece about the breakup, then check out this slideshow of vintage pics. After that, take a look at this slideshow of the band's recent reunion show, then go to Q&As with each of the original members: John Robinson, James Clower, Rick Kulwicki, Matt Bischoff and Garrett Shavlik.

We reviewed shows from Seraphim Shock, Crystal Castles, Tom Waits, the Warlocks and more.

We reported on a disturbing new reason for show/tour cancellations: the high price of gas.

A brand new Spiral Podcast checked in with Mustangs and Madras.

We offered up a free mp3 (and a bonus video!) for you Freeloaders from Ours.

The Rap-Up brought the welcome news of a new monthly showcase for local hip-hop called The Boombox, as well as other notable rap news.

Finally, the Mile High Makeout took an opportunity to explain his alarming absence of late from the scene he loves so much. Don't worry, he's fine.

Well, that's it for this week. Frankly, we're amazed at how much we put out in just seven days. Now, we're going to go catch up on all the sleep we had to miss to do it -- or going to the Fluid show. -- Cory Casciato