Music History

Rearview: The Week in Review (8/23/08-8/29/08)

Axl Rose is displeased that people are actually hearing the long-fabled Chinese Democracy

Here's a handy list of all the great content you might have missed this week while you were avidly following the story of the blogger who was arrested for leaking tracks from the Guns 'N Roses Chinese Democracy album and scouring your own blog for tracks that might send you to the big house...

It's over now, but for the past four days, it's been all DNC, all the time. You're probably as sick of it as I am by now, but in case you need a little more of the musical side of the big party, we've got you covered. We've got coverage of the DNC media party, the Rage Against the Machine/Flobots extravaganza that was the Tent State anti-war festival, the politician-packed benefit for New Orleans, Etown's DNC showcase, Cinemocracy Rocks at Red Rocks, DNC Party-crashing antics at the Rock the Vote event and at Nelly's Mile High Station performance. And that's not all -- we also had a sighting of Bun B at the DNC, commentary on Obama's musical selections for his acceptance speech, a slide show of some of the week's DNC-related music highlights, a review of the Nada Surf/Cold War Kids/Clap Your Hands Say Yeah shindig and we weighed in on Moby's DNC blogging about Denver.

With all that DNC coverage, it's a miracle we had time to do anything else. But we are miraculous, so we did. We delivered more than a few non-DNC show reviews, including Willie Nelson, 3Oh!3's pre-tour warm-up show and the raptastic Rock the Bells festival.

All that's in the past, of course. You want the future? We've got it, in the form of the latest announcements of upcoming shows.

We also managed to deliver a bunch of detailed Q&A sessions. Sit down and get the in-depth insight into the worlds of George Porter, Jr. of the Meters, Kyle Hollingsworth of String Cheese Incident, Evan Mast of Ratatat and Al Green.

In the world of our regular columns, the Friday Rap-Up sat down with Nyke Nitti, plus brought you all the other happenings in hip-hop. Mile High Makeout gets all misty-eyed and delves into the associations and memories old songs can revive.

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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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