Lionel Richie

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    June 14, 2013

    5 Celebrities Who've Communicated With Dead Musicians

    Earlier this week, the lawsuit against AEG Live over Michael Jackson's premature passing rumbled past the point of weird and drove straight into crazy town. The culprit was AEG CEO Randy Phillips, who claimed that his friend Brenda Richie -- ex-wife of Lionel Richie -- had spoken to the spirit of Mi ... More >>

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    September 10, 2012

    Top 10 Black Pop Stars Who Should Go Country

    With the nation's major-party political conventions recently drawing to a close with a rousing reelection appeal from the nation's first black president, it seems fitting to cast a spotlight on an equally rare profession: the black country music artist. Or, rather, the former black pop star seeking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    Duets Premieres on ABC: a Timeline of the Mediocrity

    And here it is. The vocal talent show that America neither needed nor wanted. The only talent involved that we actually wanted to watch (Lionel Ritchie) is no longer part of the show, but we're ready to suffer through this nonsense regardless.  0.00.3: A ridiculous plethora of dancers throw sha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    The Voice Finale Recap: Jermaine Paul Wins; Juliet Simms Was Robbed!

    Over two shows last night and Monday, The Voice finally concluded and crowned a winner. As already discussed, we're weren't thrilled with the choices for finalists this year, but loved one of them (Juliet Simms) so much, we were willing to watch four hours of this thing to see how things turned out. ... More >>

  • Music

    March 21, 2012
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    March 15, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Wednesday 3/14/2012

    ​If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving musi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    Wallpaper. at SXSW: Bigger, Bouncier, and With Lots of Clapping

    Wallpaper. Moody Theater/Billboard Showcase at SXSW March 14, 2012 Last night, four hours before Lionel Ritchie was set to take the stage at the Moody Theater -- the place where they film Austin City Limits -- Oakland's Wallpaper. showed off its throbbing crunk-pop to a nearly empty room. Ricky Ree ... More >>

  • Music

    March 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    Alert: SXSW Coverage Ahead

    "What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area." -- Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of the above building ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    ABC Announces New Singing Competition; World Sighs

    ​The last few weeks, we've been DVRing the shit out of the second season of The Voice to ensure we wouldn't miss a second. There is something thoroughly riveting about that show -- partly because of the concept (waiting to see if the judges will turn their chairs around for the contestants) is tot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Dig the New Mogwai Album, Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will, and a New Video Today

    Scottish post-rock/#BASED progenitors Mogwai release album number seven today, Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will. It's less what you'd call a return to form than a spirited condensation of their roomy, moody noise epics; as they've done before, most notably on 2006's Mr. Beast, this album finds ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Top 10 Awful Songs That Are Awesome for Karaoke

    Not sure if you've noticed yet, but this fair city of ours is awash with karaoke. All the way from the traditional joints in Japantown to the dive bars of the Mission (Sunday afternoons in The 500 Club are particularly noteworthy), people are volunteering to sing for their fellow patrons like nothi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    Was Mogwai Based Before Lil B Was Based?

    No, not that kind.​Scotland's dignified linear noise factory Mogwai has released the tracklisting for its forthcoming seventh studio album, which you may have mistaken for a David Shrigley print hanging in the punk rock section at the coolest record store you've never been to: Hardcore Will Never ... More >>

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    July 9, 2008
  • Home Entertainment

    January 3, 2007

    A Legendary Outing

    Twilight Princess is the best Zelda ever.

  • Music

    December 21, 2005
  • Culture

    May 4, 2005


    Canonizing John Lennon on Broadway undermines everything the artist stood for

  • Listen Up

    March 17, 2004

    Karaoke Dreamin'

    The blisteringly harsh world of the Bay Area's competitive karaoke scene is no match for my version of "Three Times a Lady."

  • Music

    October 9, 2002

    Sondre Lerche

    Faces Down (Astralwerks)

  • Music

    August 21, 2002

    House of Tudor

    Free-speech wrestlers, all-girl boy bands, musical ninjitsu, and a restored Metropolis

  • News

    July 31, 2002

    Joining Distaff

    From Polynesian fire-spinning to polyamory, there's something for every girl at Ladyfest Bay Area

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    December 30, 1998
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    August 6, 1997
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