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Rearview: The Week in Review (10/11/08-10/17/08)

Disco doesn't suck so bad now that it's saving your sorry ass, does it?

Here's a user-friendly guide to all of the top-notch content you might have missed out on while you were busy this week practicing your CPR skills to the beat of the disco classic "Staying Alive"...

We live for live reviews, and this week we were living large. Check out our reviewers' takes on David Byrne, the Magnetic Fields, Stereolab, Deerhoof, M.A.N.D.Y. and lots of other shows.

I love free shit, you love free shit, we all go apeshit for free shit. So go download a free track from Everything Absent or Distorted and then read about where to get free tracks from Hello Kavita.

Our crew of crafty columnists did a fine job of bringing you material with which to waste your employers' time. Mile High Makeout brings word of local musicians making music matter in the larger world (deep!). Fascination Street somehow manages to make the Cure relevant to the presidential debates (crazy!). Along with the usual batch of national hip-hop headlines, the Friday Rap-Up delivers the goods on local nerdcore legend ytCracker (color me nerdy!).

What are doing later this month, year, decade? Use our list of upcoming shows to hep you figure it all out.

Colorado blues enthusiasts that yearn for the halcyon days of the '80s scene (both of you), rejoice! We have news of a The Captain and the Red Hot Flames reunion!

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Who, what, why, when, where and how? Find out in these Q&A sessions with Tammy Ealom of Dressy Bessy and Christian Bland of the Black Angels. Not enough Dressy Bessy for you? Jump in the wayback machine and read Westword's first-ever Dressy Bessy feature.

Our intrepid newshounds brought word of a new publicist for the Fox Theatre, the Conspiracy Assassins breaking up, a gift from Flobots dude Andy Guerrero to Conan O'Brien and an appearance of a killer Radiohead tune soundtracking a Telluride time lapse.

Last but not least, we have the details on how to hear new music from Fort Collins popsters Roe, where to hear ex-Breezy Portico's dude Andy Falconetti's new project Liberry (it's tonight! act now!) and a sweet video of of one-time teamAWESOME! guy Chuck Potashner playing a new tune.

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