Music History

Rearview: The Week in Review (7/5/08-7/12/08)

Here's an index to all the great content you missed this week on Backbeat Online while you were busy gaping in sheer disbelief at the ridiculous prices Beatles memorabilia was demanding at auction...

We introduced a new column called Scratch and Dent Sale, by John Common. In his inaugural post he shares his experiences growing up with two members of the KISS Army.

Another new column called Saving Grace -- about lost gems on terrible albums -- debuted this week. It kicks off with a look at Bob Dylan's Self Portrait.

We reviewed live shows from the Constantines, Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, Mustangs and Madras, Ulrich Schnauss and lots more.

If reading all those words are too hard, have a look at these pictures from Blues Traveler's Fourth of July show at Red Rocks.

We delivered a double dose of 45 Second Reviews. Find them here and here.

We reported on the tragic death of the one-time front man of legendary Denver metal outfit Angellic Rage.

We brought you extended Q&A sessions with Feist, Nels Cline and Marc Cohn.

We told you about the impressive successes of local favs 3Oh!3 and Animo in winning new audiences.

The Spiral Podcast brought you the voices of the Fasano Brothers.

We broke the news that Wu Fei is leaving Denver for the hustle and bustle of New York City.

The Mile High Makeout ruminated on how to get the little ones in front of live music.

We were happy to give away a free track from Josephine and the Mousepeople.

Finally, we reported on the top sellers of the week at Twist & Shout -- if you find Coldplay as appealing as a warm beer that someone spit in, prepare to be annoyed.

That's it for now. We're going to go sit on a patio and drink some cold beer -- hopefully sans saliva. -- 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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