Rick Astley

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    April 11, 2012

    Mojo Nixon: "I am here to set the world straight about Tim Tebow and his invisible friends!"

    Mojo Nixon (due Friday, April 13, and Saturday, April 14, at the Lion's Lair) gained notoriety in the mid- to late '80s for his irreverent songs informed by an absurdist humor with partner Skid Roper. Nixon's exuberant, unapologetic persona won over audiences because even as Nixon would make seeming ... More >>

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    June 2, 2011

    I went to my favorite pho restaurant and all I got was Rick Astley

    Damn you, Astley!​In the modern age of the iPod, any shoe store, cowboy bar, hair salon or (in this particular case) pho restaurant can do business to any soundtrack it chooses. When I worked at KB Toys in the 90s, we were sent a monthly cassette to play in the store -- except the tape player ... More >>

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    November 17, 2010

    Gratuitous randomness: Heeeere's... Johnny?

    Heeere's... Rick Astley​For anyone who's ever seen The Shining, it's the image you can never erase from your mind: a terrified Shelly Duvall watching the ax splinter the door right before Jack Nicholson at his most crazy-eyed does that famous line: Heeere's Johnny! Which, of course, makes it a ... More >>

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    January 19, 2010

    Phil Collins is okay by me.

    Just take a look at me now. ​It's not everyday you're struck with eternal truth while watching a sitcom, but it does happen. And while watching a rerun of 30 Rock the other day, it happened to me when one character offered to make another a mixtape and asked, "You like Phil Collins?" and was a ... More >>

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    August 24, 2009

    Another weekend, another music format for The Truth

    Great White.​The new talk outlet known as The Truth, at 101.5 FM, is playing music on the weekends. But stylistically, the station is a lot less consistent than the right-wing flavor of its syndicated blab. At first, the outlet simply spun the same mix of hard rock and hip-hop as during an int ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2008

    Rearview: The Week in Review (11/1/08-11/7/08)

    Rick Astley will never give this award up Here's a handy guide to all the great content you might have missed this week while you were busy voting on Rick Astley as best act ever in the MTV Europe Music Awards. Thanks to your tireless efforts, the EMAs were successfully Rickrolled...

  • Music

    May 31, 2007

    The Rosebuds Are Growing!

    And they're bringing socially conscious indie pop to your town.

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    June 18, 1998
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    November 20, 1997

    The Revenge of Guilty Pleasures

    Readers come up with their own list of songs that are so bad they're good.