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Rearview: The Week In Review (5/16/08 - 5/23/08)

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Here's a run down of what you might have missed this week on Backbeat Online while all eyes were on R. Kelley, who was undoubtedly ruing the day that he gave in to his body, which was evidently telling him "yes," while his mind was telling him "no"...

We weighed in on DeVotchKa and Flobots' killer late night appearances.

We reviewed M.I.A., Tapes N' Tapes, Atmosphere, Cloud Cult, Mars Volta and more.

We discovered that Michael Roberts is apparently a clueless jerk for his take on the Cure.

We filled you in on all the acts added to Monolith this week.

We marveled at Nathaniel Rateliff being written up in Billboard.

We told you about Boss 302 getting back together.

We hung a "bassist wanted" sign out for Vices I Admire and Vonnegut.

We posted extended Q&As with Rachael Pollard, Missy Higgins and the Breeders.

We sent our delicate cartoonist, Noah Van Sciver, out to See Dark Lotus. Spoiler alert: He didn't get killed.

We decried decried Universal Records' wanton waste of resources in term of shipping out the Flobots' record.

We rapped with the local homegirl Rie Rie.

We pontificated about the plausibility of recreating OK Computer live.

We reviewed a bunch of records and stuff.

We suggested an alternate soundtrack for the 2008 election.

And finally, we posted an MP3 from Chris Fogal's new band, TaunTaun.

Busy week this week, yeah? Well, that's it for us. We're off to drink our faces off and see Swervedriver at the Marquis. Look for a review of that show and a slew of others first thing MondayTuesday morning (just realized Monday's a holiday). Till then...

-- Dave Herrera

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