When you think of frequent Scandinavian collaborators Robyn and Röyksopp, you probably imagine thumping club beats, or maybe even lighter, more ballad-like fare. Point is, you might not expect the Swedish and Norwegian team to score the music of a revolution.
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At the Hollywood Bowl on Sunday night, Robyn performed like one of her pop symphonies come to life. She never stopped moving, just like her songs that build up to a manic beat, and she poured emotion into every word, just like the poignant lyrics that belie her music’s mainstream sound. And she had the perfect partners in crime for her musical mission: Robyn is touring with fellow Scandinavians Royksopp to support their mini-album Do It Again, the first joint project from the frequent collaborators. READ FULL STORY
Stand back, Hannah Horvath — there’s more than one way to skin the brilliant dance-jam cat this is “Dancing On My Own.”
Last night on the BBC, Kings of Leon gave it the full-on Joshua Tree slow burn treatment. So far away, but still so near – watch it here:
The Kings will also headline the ongoing iTunes Festival in London tomorrow night; but you can still experience it live in housepants, too.
It’s once again #WackWednesday which means the Lonely Island guys — Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Schaffer — are releasing a new song off their upcoming third album, The Wack Album, out June 11.
Today’s entry, “Go Kindergarten,” is a hashtag-happy ode introducing a brand-new, bag-over-head dance craze. The video is billed as “Dance Rehearsal” so it’s presumably a preview of sorts. (Otherwise, allow us to lodge a formal complaint that Robyn sings on the tune, but isn’t actually featured in the video.)
Like most Lonely Island songs, the parody lyrics give way to a straight-up catchy NSFW tune. #Check #ItAllOut #Below: READ FULL STORY
'SNL' star Taran Killam's awesome interpretation of Robyn's 'Call Your Girlfriend' video: Watch it here
As the host of last weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live, Katy Perry delivered a performance that was not quite as successful as fellow non-actress Taylor Swift’s outing but miles ahead of, say, (arguably also non-actress) January Jones.
And If nothing else, she proved that if her next solo album strikes out, she can always front a Florence + the Machine tribute act.
But the true highlight was musical guest Robyn, who spent the better part of the summer on the road with Perry as her opening act. The Swedish pop sensation acquitted herself nicely on the often-difficult SNL musical stage with both “Dancing on My Own” and “Call Your Girlfriend,” all while wearing truly impossible shoes.
Before she even took the stage, Robyn was clearly inspiring SNL cast members – especially Taran Killam, who delighted Towleroad when he turned on the camera at 4:30 in the morning last week to re-create Robyn’s video for “Call Your Girlfriend.”
With the help of a handful of other SNL regulars (including Bobby Moynihan operating the flashlight) and a very furry jacket, Killam nailed the clip’s low-budget, quirky charm with even more penny-pinching flare. Check it out below, and be ready to laugh as much as Vanessa Bayer does. READ FULL STORY
Katy Perry brought her sugarcoated psychedelic dreamland to New Jersey last night, using her California Dreams tour to tell the story of a young lady who follows her feline companion Kitty Purry into a circuitous Candy Land-esque setting filled with hallucination-inducing brownies, a slutty slot machine (ha?) and a cavalcade of Top 10 hits.
Say what you will about Katy Perry—sure, she has a weak singing voice and her songs are mostly devoid of substance—but as a courier of frothy delights and eye-catching effulgence, she’s become one of today’s most-satisfying pop stars.
Her stage show—which boasted airborne mimes, floating cotton candy clouds and a gingerbread man kick-line—was a visual feast that brought to mind a tweenage version of Cirque du Soleil. And make no mistake: this stage show was a dream constructed for, and occupied almost exclusively by, teens. I doubt more than ten percent of the crowd was over twenty, and most of those adults were chaperoning fist-pumping teens in blue wigs and candy-button dresses. READ FULL STORY
The Swedish phenom, who recently released her critically acclaimed album Body Talk, will join Oh Land and Wynter Gordon as the musical guests for the awards show that honors the next big things in TV, music, film, and media.
Robyn is in good company: Lady Gaga made her first televised appearance on the NewNowNext Awards. We can only hope Robyn becomes as big a superstar as Gaga. Watch the video for Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own” below… READ FULL STORY
The unofficial start of the summer promises to be a fun one in Quincy, Wash. After last year’s sellout offering, the Sasquatch! Music Festival at the Gorge Amphitheatre has announced its 2011 lineup. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Memorial Day weekend festival will feature sets from the Foo Fighters, the Decemberists, Robyn, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Local Natives, Matt & Kim, and Sleigh Bells, among others.
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