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Robyn Hitchcock turns 60 in March, but in the words of Aaliyah, age ain’t nothing but a number to the former Soft Boys lead singer and longtime fixture of the indie rock scene. His 19th album Love From London comes out a few days after his birthday and it is filled with ten tracks that… More »

Twitter users were outraged last week when the service shut down @CWalken, a popular but totally fake celebrity account. Indeed it’s way too easy to be duped by fake profiles. (So easy!) Not that folks care — Tina Fey disowned her Twitter yet still has over 220k followers — but you should know some of… More »

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Red Hot + Arthur Russell Tracklist Features Sufjan Stevens, Robyn, Blood Orange, Hot Chip, & More

For decades now, the Red Hot Organization has been raising money for AIDS awareness by putting together finely curated compilations, and their next one could…
Tom Breihan | July 15, 2014 - 11:08 am

Robyn Hitchcock – “The Ghost In You” (Psychedelic Furs Cover)

Robyn Hitchcock has covered the Psychedelic Furs' 1984 single "The Ghost In You" for his upcoming The Man Upstairs, a collection built from "part well-know…
Chris DeVille | June 3, 2014 - 5:29 pm

Robyn Hitchcock – “Parasite” (Nick Drake Cover)

There's not much upside in covering a Nick Drake song, because there's not much that can be done to the songs to improve them. Frankly,…
Michael Nelson | March 8, 2013 - 11:26 am

Nick Lowe – “Sensitive Man” Video (Feat. Wilco, Tim Heidecker, Robyn Hitchcock, Marc Maron)

Acerbic British great Nick Lowe hasn't made a music video in 18 years, but now here's a star-studded, slightly ridiculous one for his song "Sensitive…
Tom Breihan | March 1, 2012 - 5:30 pm

Green Man Festival 2009 In Photos

The eco-friendly Green Man took over Brecon Beacons, Wales this past weekend with a heavy dose of Americana: from midwestern folkies (Bon Iver, Wilco, Andrew…
Scott Lapatine | August 26, 2009 - 12:09 pm

New Robyn Hitchcock – “Up To Our Nex”

Everyone's buzzing about the Anne Hathaway-starring, Jonathan Demme-directed, Rachel Getting Married. It's better than the chihuahua movie even. On Friday, we listened to Tunde Adebimpe's
Scott Lapatine | October 13, 2008 - 3:29 pm

Radiohead, Cat Power, Feist, Robyn Hitchcock Help Jools Holland Celebrate 200

We tip our caps to Jools Holland regularly around here, for his musicianship whenever we blow the dust off our Squeeze records, but more frequently…
Amrit Singh | February 4, 2008 - 12:07 pm

New Old Robyn Hitchcock – “I Wanna Go Backwards”

Never a bad time to wade through psych-folk hero Robyn Hitchcock's back catalogue, but Yep Roc's making it so there's never been a better time,…
Stereogum | August 15, 2007 - 5:14 pm

SXSW: Friday In Austin

Despite the excellent lineups all over town, our daylight hours on Friday had been spoken for well before we made the trek to…
Stereogum | March 19, 2007 - 9:44 am

SXSW Video: Robyn Hitchcock W/ Peter Buck, Sean Nelson @ Dirty Dog

Robyn Hitchcock brought some of the Venus family to a much-anticipated (by us) gig at yesterday’s Yep Roc showcase at the Dirty Dog. We planted…
Stereogum | March 17, 2007 - 2:57 pm

The Decemberists Cover Robyn Hitchcock, Waterboys In London

Reader Maya writes in from across the Atlantic:Ok so unsurprisingly none of the London music press covered The Decemberists performance at the Shepherds Bush Empire…
Stereogum | February 9, 2007 - 3:33 pm

New Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 – “Adventure Rocket Ship”

Also coming from Yep Roc is psych-folk hero Robyn Hitchcock’s Ole Tarantula (out 10/3). His backing band, The Venus 3, are Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey…
Scott Lapatine | August 18, 2006 - 5:07 pm

Grant-Lee Phillips Loves The ’80s

Over at Grant-Lee Phillips’ MySpace you can hear the singer/songwriter reimagine PFurs’ “Love My Way” as a downtempo folk tune. It’s from his new concept…
Scott Lapatine | June 30, 2006 - 10:55 am

Spoon News

Hot off the Spoon e-mail list: 1 – Spoon has been invited to tape another Austin City Limits performance. We’re not sure who to thank…quite…
Stereogum | March 15, 2005 - 6:05 pm

This Must Be The Place

Saw Sufjan Stevens at Southpaw Sat night; I got there so early, I caught the end of the early show (Robyn Hitchcock) — thank you…
Stereogum | November 15, 2004 - 8:52 am

Eugene Mirman & David Cross Get Wasted, Discuss Indie Rock

Eugene Mirman and David Cross go five rounds with Entertainment Weekly’s Laura Gilbert. ROUND 1 EW (Heineken): How long have you guys known each other?
Stereogum | October 12, 2004 - 9:16 am

Indie Rocktober Playlist

Catbirdseat’s October playlist is one of his best yet. White Magic, Earlimart, Arcade Fire, Joanna Newsom (beautiful cut, but I stupidly bought this LP o…
Stereogum | October 7, 2004 - 4:40 pm