Photos: Robyn at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

Robyn (photo: Ian Young) Swedish pop star Robyn stopped by Bill Graham Civic Auditorium last Thursday night in support of last year's excellent album, Honey. The animated singer danced on her own (and with a partner), commanding the stage in front of a ravenous crowd.

By |July 30, 2019|Tags: |

Review + Photos: Robyn at the Fox Theater

Pop stardom is ephemeral, transitory. Stars live and die by their streaming counts, their relevance preordained by methodically calculated release dates and Twitter announcements, a symptom of competing in an oversaturated, creatively stifling marketplace. The breakneck pace often creates diminishing returns and a challenging competitive environment, particularly for women. The narrative is as follows: once-revered ingénues indescribably become "flops," and just as quickly as they rise, we as casual listeners enable their steep declines, finding blemishes in the sheen we were once so readily intoxicated by on our 5.5-inch smartphone screens. You don't have to look much further than any [...]

By |February 27, 2019|Tags: |

Breaking news: FKA twigs replacing Robyn at Treasure Island Music Festival

In a surprise announcement, Treasure Island Music Festival sent out notice this afternoon that acclaimed electronic pop artist FKA twigs will be replacing Robyn & La Bagatelle Magique for the #3 spot in the lineup. It is not immediately clear why Robyn had to cancel. The set will mark the 27 year old rising star's last scheduled North American show in 2015. Fresh off an FYF headlining gig — which saw her combining her sleek dance pop with a live dance choreography performance onstage — and a best new music tag from Pitchfork for her M3LL155X EP, FKA twigs is having a [...]

Editors’ Picks: What We’ve Been Listening to This Week (Alcest, POW!, Robyn)

Ben: Now that I like Alcest, that means they're no longer a metal band, right? If it's any consolation to the metalheads who feel burned by the French band's wholehearted embrace of anthemic shoegaze and post-rock, I'll note that Shelter actually convinced to look backward into the band's catalog, which I'm also now digging. Shelter sounds lush and beautiful, but it's neither formless nor boring, which is the most common pitfall for me with even some of the more celebrated shoegaze acts. Please tour the States soon! Jason: To be completely honest, I'm more than a little bored by [...]

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