Rearview: The Week in Review (10/4/08-10/10/08)

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Senator McCain, that song is not about you

Here's a round-up of all the great content you missed this week on Backbeat Online while you were busy following the saga of yet another band -- the Foo Fighters -- getting pissed about the McCain campaign using one of their songs to promote his candidacy...

Show reviews! Get your show reviews! Here's the lowdown on performances from Weezer, A Place to Bury Strangers, BDRMPPL with Pictureplane and Nick Warren.

Our regular columnists shared their thoughts, ideas and reporting with their loyal fans (that'd be you all). Scratch and Dent Sale helps you survive those interminable singer/songwriter showcases. Mile High Makeout expounds on the futility of live albums. And the Friday Rap-Up spoke with the host of MetRadio show Black Hollywood and wrapped up the top hip-hop headlines from around the world.

What's in a name? Plenty, if you lot are to be trusted. We posted about the top ten best/worst Denver band names and it generated a virtual blizzard of comments!

Some questions simply can not be answered, like "How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?" Others, like, "What are your influences?" and, "Aren't groupies awesome?" can be answered -- by people in bands. We brought a bunch of questions and answers from that second category. Read what Satomi Matsuzaki of Deerhoof, Tim Gane of Stereolab, Rob Swire of Pendulum and Rivers Cuomo from Weezer had to say (the Cuomo interview is ancient, just so you know).

Speaking of questions, check out Byrne after Reading, an advice column penned by legendary artists David Byrne!

If you're one of those MTV generation people, you probably need visual accompaniment to enjoy music. In that case you'll be pleased to discover that Backbeat brought you embedded videos from Animo and P-Nuckle. Both are brand, spanking new! Yeah, you're welcome.

Good news for you Internet addicts, too, because the Denver Message Board is back at a new location, and we have the details.

Lucky, lucky Chairlift got a song featured in an iPod commercial. That's like a free ticket to stardom.

Finally, we implored you to dig through closets and unearth those ancient four-track demos, digitize and sent them to us, so we can laugh at ... er, appreciate ... your deepest roots and post them online.

-- Cory Casciato

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