Rearview: The Week in Review (7/12/08-7/18/08)

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Here's a convenient one-stop guide to all the great content you might have missed this week on Backbeat Online while you were anxiously exercising your fingers in anticipation of Jimi Hendrix's announced contributions to an upcoming installment of the Guitar Hero series...

We debuted a new feature called The Mating Game, which pits bandmates against soulmates to see who knows local musicians better. Our first installment put Eric Halborg from the Swayback in the spotlight.

We helped you get ready for the imminent Mile High Music Fest with a complete guide to the festival, including a schedule, maps and a list of dos and don'ts.

We reviewed shows from Steely Dan, Nashville Pussy, Girl Talk, Low, Matmos and a bunch more.

Our show review of HEALTH drew the most comments this week, including a weird beef some anonymous commenter had with Mane Rok, another commenter on the review.

Etown got a new facility and we told you all about it; RooBar moved to a new location and we were there; and when Tickle Me Pink named a replacement for fallen bassist Johnny Schou, we had the details.

The Mile High Makeout took a break from all that open-mouthed kissing to pull a kid around a festival in a wagon. Read all about it here.

Even if you hate politics, you can get excited about the DNC coming to town now that Kanye West, N.E.R.D. and Wyclef Jean have announced plans for events to coincide with the convention.

We helped sort out whether Lazyface broke up or not.

We had to deliver the unfortunate news that the Foo Fighters concert was postponed, and the better news that the openers Supergrass would play a small show that night since they were already here and all.

We brought the news that Girls Gone Wild was coming to Sutra to find the wildest bar in America.

Wondering what's hot at Twist & Shout this week? We have the numbers.

Wow, that's a lot of content for the week. Be sure to check in next week for another boatload of concert reviews, breaking news and other stuff you can use. -- Cory Casciato

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