Rearview: The Week in Review (10/18/08-10/24/08)

Keep Westword Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

Enjoy a free Dr. Pepper, thanks to Guns 'N' Roses finally getting their shit together

Here's a guide to all the excellent content you might have overlooked on Backbeat Online this week, while you were busy dealing with the dual shocks of hearing that not only would the eternally delayed Guns 'N' Roses Chinese Democracy album be released, but that Dr. Pepper would actually honor the promise they made to give away a free Dr. to every man, woman and child in America if it ever happened...

We caught some great shows this week, and brought you reports about performances from Sasha, Kings of Leon, Dressy Bessy and Steve Lawler. We also had some nice photos from those, and other club shows too.

Now that you've caught up on some past shows, look forward to these awesome weekend shows. Catch CD release madness from ManeLine and Only Thunder or get all political when Ben Harper plays a show to boost Obama on Saturday.

Big news for some local acts that are blowing up nationally. The Flobots got certified platinum in sales recently and 3Oh!3 debuted a wacky loincloth-festooned video.

Moving from big news to bad news, we looked at the recent spate of deaths in the Denver music scene and said, "Okay, God, enough."

The Friday Rap-Up featured locals On Point, plus the usual batch of hip-hop headlines.

In his weekly blast, Mile High Makeout mused on the serendipity of stumbling upon something special.

Finally, we asked questions and got answers from hot dance artist Diplo.

-- Cory Casciato

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.