4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs

Robyn

A friend of mine recently wrote on Facebook, “Robyn is such good going-out music that leaving the house may prove impossible.” That’s exactly right. Robyn makes dance music for people who don’t really go to dance clubs, disposable pop for cultish record collectors, teen pop by and for people who aren’t teenagers anymore.

In fact, Robyn started out as a preteen pop star, singing the theme song for a TV show in her native Sweden. As a teenager in the mid-’90s, Robyn had a couple of minor U.S. hits written and produced by some of the same people who later produced Britney Spears. After a few years of frustrating battles with her record company, she started her own label and reinvented herself as a grown-up electropop artist with the 2005 release Robyn, which gathered a cult following in the United States. Pitchfork started covering her extensively at that time, even though the album wasn’t released here until 2008. Lately Robyn’s been on a roll, becoming a big star in Britain, working with Snoop Dogg, and releasing two albums in the States this year. The first, Body Talk Pt. 1, was released here in June.

In the song “Fembot,” on the new album, Robyn sings a bunch of silly robot-sex puns before delivering the chorus: “I’ve got news for you/ Fembots have feelings, too.” Contrast this to Christina Aguilera’s recent Bionic, in which the pop star also portrays herself as a sex robot but fails to show any humanity. Robyn couldn’t be just another boring hit-making machine if she tried.

Past Event

Robyn

  • Thursday, July 22, 2010, 8 p.m.
  • Belly Up Tavern, 143 S. Cedros Avenue, Solana Beach
  • $17 - $19
Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all

Previous article

Paramahansa Yogananda style

“We employ the mind and study the scriptures, but it’s more a work from the heart”

A friend of mine recently wrote on Facebook, “Robyn is such good going-out music that leaving the house may prove impossible.” That’s exactly right. Robyn makes dance music for people who don’t really go to dance clubs, disposable pop for cultish record collectors, teen pop by and for people who aren’t teenagers anymore.

In fact, Robyn started out as a preteen pop star, singing the theme song for a TV show in her native Sweden. As a teenager in the mid-’90s, Robyn had a couple of minor U.S. hits written and produced by some of the same people who later produced Britney Spears. After a few years of frustrating battles with her record company, she started her own label and reinvented herself as a grown-up electropop artist with the 2005 release Robyn, which gathered a cult following in the United States. Pitchfork started covering her extensively at that time, even though the album wasn’t released here until 2008. Lately Robyn’s been on a roll, becoming a big star in Britain, working with Snoop Dogg, and releasing two albums in the States this year. The first, Body Talk Pt. 1, was released here in June.

In the song “Fembot,” on the new album, Robyn sings a bunch of silly robot-sex puns before delivering the chorus: “I’ve got news for you/ Fembots have feelings, too.” Contrast this to Christina Aguilera’s recent Bionic, in which the pop star also portrays herself as a sex robot but fails to show any humanity. Robyn couldn’t be just another boring hit-making machine if she tried.

Past Event

Robyn

  • Thursday, July 22, 2010, 8 p.m.
  • Belly Up Tavern, 143 S. Cedros Avenue, Solana Beach
  • $17 - $19
Sponsored
Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all
Previous article

Paramahansa Yogananda style

“We employ the mind and study the scriptures, but it’s more a work from the heart”
Next Article

Order pizza and pinsa from Civico by the Park

Revamped Italian spot dishes pasta and pies, from vegan to seafood
Comments
0

Be the first to leave a comment.

Sign in to comment

Sign in

Art Reviews — W.S. Di Piero's eye on exhibits Ask a Hipster — Advice you didn't know you needed Best Buys — San Diego shopping Big Screen — Movie commentary Blurt — Music's inside track Booze News — San Diego spirits City Lights — News and politics Classical Music — Immortal beauty Classifieds — Free and easy Cover Stories — Front-page features Excerpts — Literary and spiritual excerpts Famous Former Neighbors — Next-door celebs Feast! — Food & drink reviews Feature Stories — Local news & stories From the Archives — Spotlight on the past Golden Dreams — Talk of the town Here's the Deal — Chad Deal's watering holes Just Announced — The scoop on shows Letters — Our inbox [email protected] — Local movie buffs share favorites Movie Reviews — Our critics' picks and pans Musician Interviews — Up close with local artists Neighborhood News from Stringers — Hyperlocal news News Ticker — News & politics Obermeyer — San Diego politics illustrated Of Note — Concert picks Out & About — What's Happening Overheard in San Diego — Eavesdropping illustrated Poetry — The old and the new Pour Over — Grab a cup Reader Travel — Travel section built by travelers Reading — The hunt for intellectuals Roam-O-Rama — SoCal's best hiking/biking trails San Diego Beer — Inside San Diego suds SD on the QT — Almost factual news Set 'em Up Joe — Bartenders' drink recipes Sheep and Goats — Places of worship Special Issues — The best of Sports — Athletics without gush Street Style — San Diego streets have style Suit Up — Fashion tips for dudes Theater Reviews — Local productions Theater antireviews — Narrow your search Tin Fork — Silver spoon alternative Under the Radar — Matt Potter's undercover work Unforgettable — Long-ago San Diego Unreal Estate — San Diego's priciest pads Waterfront — All things ocean Your Week — Daily event picks
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs
Close