This week, U2 threw its colleagues at Live Nation a curve when it unexpectedly -- well, in this economy, it shouldn't really come as too big a surprise -- set about cashing in the 1.6 million shares it received as part of a 360 deal it signed with the entertainment conglomerate. According to a report filed by the Wall Street Journal, the current stock value is only at a fraction of what the band is guaranteed through its agreement, which means the company will now have to make up for the other $19 million in losses it will incur as a result. D'oh! Needless to say, things were decidedly less grim here at Backbeat headquarters (well, aside from the fact that we still owe clubs editor Jon Solomon twenty bucks, but that's a whole other Oprah). Anyhow, here's links to everthing we wrote about in the blog this week in case you missed it. -- Dave Herrera
Friday, December 19, 2008
- There's no shortage of things to do tonight in the Mile High City
- My top five musical miscellanea of 2008
- MESS and Sector 7 get down tonight
- Rap-Up: Celebrate Christmas with Basementalism and Colorado rappers
- Busted Rhymes: The Top Ten Most Preposterous Rap Songs of 2008
- Beyond Playlist presents Xmas-rated, part three: Jazz to the World
- More Moovers & Shakers picks
- Mile High Makeout: The spirit of Christmas present
- In case you missed it: Backbeat's ten most-read blogs of 2008
- Rap-Up: DJ Vajra rips up Basementalism... download it!
Thursday, December 18, 2008
- 2008's five most memorable shows
- Mile Hi-Fidelity playlist - 12.17.08
- Beyond Playlist presents Xmas-rated, part two: Reissues and Retreads
- Rap-Up: 800 the Jewell offers a sneak peek to 2009
- Top 10 Indie Rock Albums of 2008
- Mile High Makeout: So this is the new year, third and final
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
- Flier of the week: The Red Light Dance Party at 3 Kings Tavern
- Moovers & Shakers 2008: Backbeat scribes weigh in on their favorite local releases of the year
- Chairlift continues its ascent... upward, of course.
- Swallow Hill is calling the next generation of Denver bands
- Beyond Playlist presents Xmas-rated, part one: Noel Notables
- Mile High Makeout: So this is the new year, part two
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Tuesday, December 16, 2008
- This Just In 12/18-12/24/08
- Download the Chain Gang of 1974's Mad Mixtape for FREE!
- Dom and Jane's Warm & Fuzzy Christmas show on Mix 100
- Rap-Up: BreakEFX looks back at 2008
- Rumor confirmed: Blackout Pact to record followup to Hello Sailor. Really.
- Cephalic Carnage playing benefit this weekend and Summer Slaughter bootleg
- Local blogs list year-end picks
- Fray reveals track list for new album
- Sneak Peek at Ideal Fathers' upcoming EP
- Rap-Up: Nyke Nitti throws the "Top Back" with "Slap Muzik"
- Mile High Makeout: So this is the new year, part one
Monday, December 15, 2008