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August 21, 2012 | By Randy Lewis
While some have bemoaned the relative dearth of politically minded pop or rock music during the current presidential election campaign, Virginia-based pop band the Mockers have come up with an entry that should appease pop fans who also are political junkies. The trio's jangly, Beatles-esque song "Republican Girl" celebrates the band members' appreciation for female GOP politicians such as Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann and TV commentators on Fox News and other outlets -- their smiling faces featured in dozens of quick clips culled from various newscasts cobbled together in a witty video.
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August 21, 2012 | By Randy Lewis
While some have bemoaned the relative dearth of politically minded pop or rock music during the current presidential election campaign, Virginia-based pop band the Mockers have come up with an entry that should appease pop fans who also are political junkies. The trio's jangly, Beatles-esque song "Republican Girl" celebrates the band members' appreciation for female GOP politicians such as Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann and TV commentators on Fox News and other outlets -- their smiling faces featured in dozens of quick clips culled from various newscasts cobbled together in a witty video.
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July 18, 2002 | KEVIN BRONSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seconds after the calamitous final performance by the eminently likable but unfortunately named pop band the Masticators, Robbie Rist was a shambles. Guitars had been thrown, drumsticks hurtled. The small, raucous crowd at the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana pleaded for an encore, unaware that on this night last summer, the Los Angeles foursome--like the relationship between its charismatic drummer, Rist, and prepossessing frontwoman, Lisa Mychols--was breaking up.
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July 18, 2002 | KEVIN BRONSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seconds after the calamitous final performance by the eminently likable but unfortunately named pop band the Masticators, Robbie Rist was a shambles. Guitars had been thrown, drumsticks hurtled. The small, raucous crowd at the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana pleaded for an encore, unaware that on this night last summer, the Los Angeles foursome--like the relationship between its charismatic drummer, Rist, and prepossessing frontwoman, Lisa Mychols--was breaking up.
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October 1, 2002 | SCOTT SANDELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It happens to nearly every show that's been on the air for a substantial amount of time: that nagging feeling that there's something, someone, more exciting out there. Call it the Seven-Season Itch. So, with a new time slot and a new regular character, "Just Shoot Me" begins its seventh season tonight at 8:30 on NBC with hopes that viewers will remain passionate about watching.
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August 27, 1998 | NATALIE NICHOLS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
To the faithful gathered at the El Rey Theatre for Tuesday's installment of International Pop Overthrow, an 11-day pop music festival featuring more than 140 acts, "pop" meant something more specific than what's on the radio right now. It's a timeless blend of guitar dynamics, melodic songs, vocal harmonies and powerful hooks.
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June 10, 2004 | Kevin Bronson
Youth is served The twentysomethings in American Eyes seem perfect for the Key Club's Ruby Tuesdays promotion -- and not just because they're performing at the Sunset Strip club every week this month. They crave live rock shows, and they run in circles where not everybody is of drinking age. "It's amazing they would even put on these shows," says vocalist Dave Zonshine, 22. "It's a great opportunity, because a lot of our fans are in high school."
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August 30, 2006 | Scott Collins, Times Staff Writer
ABC's new fall comedy "The Knights of Prosperity" may have to prosper without much help from Mick Jagger. The rocker's participation in the weekly heist spoof sparked excitement when the show was ordered back in May; at one point, the comedy was even known as "Let's Rob Mick Jagger." But since then, the Rolling Stones frontman has made himself so scarce the show's theme song might as well be "Miss You."
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January 17, 1986 | KEVIN THOMAS, Times Staff Writer
Very early on, when you start suspecting where "Iron Eagle" (citywide) is heading, you wonder whether it will dare to plunge into all-out ludicrousness. It does, and in doing so achieves a kind of perfection of awfulness that only earnest effort can produce. As a result, "Iron Eagle" has an unintended hilarity that builds and builds. But don't take this as one of those so-bad-it's-good endorsements: The film is a total waste of time.
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June 29, 1985 | JOHN VOLAND, Voland, a recent graduate of the University of Iowa, is a Times intern
Country singers. Christian rockers. Heavy-metal headbangers. French artistes . Broadway hoofers. Glib deejays. They've all gotten involved in the cause. In fact, it seems like practically everybody in entertainment has been trying to help ease the tragic famine situation in Africa. One thing that all these groups have in common with each other--aside from their willingness to help and their access to large amounts of publicity--is their adult status.
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October 8, 2006 | Sorina Diaconescu, Special to The Times
A boogeyman lurks at the edges of somnolent suburbia in Todd Field's "Little Children." More shadow than man and seldom glimpsed outdoors in the daylight, Ronnie J. McGorvey is the breathing incarnation of parents' nightmares.
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March 21, 2002 | ADAM BREGMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Wandering from bar to bar, looking for love--it seemed for a time that Ronnie Mack's Barn Dance might become a country music cliche. But after a few years of rootlessness, the Barn Dance settled into Crazy Jack's in Burbank about a year ago, and it's beginning to feel like home. At a 14th anniversary show in January, Crazy Jack's was packed with the Barn Dance faithful, a not-so-L.A.
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