Music History

Rearview: The Week in Review (6/21/08-6/27/08)

Here's a wrap-up of all the great coverage you missed this week on Backbeat Online while you were digesting the news that Amy Winehouse's emphysema may end her singing career (and, eventually, her junkie career as well...).

We about our ideal Denver musician "dream teams" and invited you to do the same, which several of you did.

With polling finally finished, we announced the winners of the 2008 Westword Music Showcase, which generated a flurry of comments. Then Mile-High Makeout weighed in on the whole thing.

We reviewed shows by Alison Krauss and Robert Plant, the Fluid, Wolf Eyes and Broken Spindles.

The Flobots were in our sights, for a recent "conversion" (according to eMusic, anyway) and for being prominently featured on MySpace, along with fellow hot Colorado act 3Oh!3.

We brought you a free mp3 from Shoot Romeo and gave you a look at the brand-new Rose Hill Drive video.

The Rap-Up brought the latest news on local hip-hop personality Lenny Lenn, and lots more too.

We gushed over the beautiful vinyl pressing of the latest Ghost Buffalo album.

We brought you in-depth Q&A sessions from Cee-Lo Green of Gnarls Barkley and Ryland Blackinton of Cobra Starship.

We gained some perspective from the Heavy Metal in Baghdad documentary, about Iraq's only metal band. And we brought you a trailer for it, too.

We reported the happy news that Meese's debut album for Atlantic is nearly finished.

Finally, we reviewed a bunch of albums, including a re-release of dead Beach Boy Dennis Wilson's solo album.

Another busy week in the books. We hope this handy index of reading material will help you get through the morning at work Monday while we start the whole process over again. -- Cory Casciato

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Cory Casciato is a Denver-based writer with a passion for the geeky, from old science fiction movies to brand-new video games.
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