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The last date listed for Swedish Pop Star Robyn was Saturday May 17, 2008 / 9:00pm.
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An all-star lineup -- including David Byrne, Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Pat Mahoney (LCD Soundsystem), Kele Okereke (Bloc Party), Money Mark, Joshua Redman, Sinkane and the legendary Lijadu Sisters of Nigeria in their first live performance in 30 years -- takes the stage at the Greek to perform the futuristic, synth-heavy electronic music of elusive Nigerian artist William Onyeabor. The evening begins with a DJ set by special guest Wooden Wisdom (Elijah Wood & Zach Cowie). Onyeabor self-released eight nearly impossible-to-find albums between 1978 and 1985 in Nigeria, but after becoming a born-again Christian turned his back on his work and refused to speak about it for nearly three decades. Last year, after a five-year odyssey to track down Onyeabor and secure his permission to release his music, the Luaka Bop label issued World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who Is William Onyeabor? The album was named one of Time magazine's top ten albums of the year and Pitchfork's Best Reissue of the Year 2013. Even now, after the album's enormous success, the artist's life story remains a mystery -- and he seems content to keep it that way. Learn More
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“(Robyn is) a shiny mainstream pop record with enough wit and weirdness to impress even jaded bloggers.” —Rolling Stone_ _
“The most inventive pop album you’ll hear all year.” —NME
Fresh off her hailed SXSW performance last month, Swedish dynamo Robyn will be embarking on an U.S. tour.
Robyn first hit the states with her 1997 debut Robyn Is Here. The album produced such hits as “Show Me Love” and “Do You Know (What It Takes)” and went on to sell over 900,000 copies. More than a decade later, she returns to the American music scene with her self-titled debut album scheduled to be released on April 29.
The new set finds Robyn collaborating with members of fellow Swede acts The Knife and Teddybears, among others. After shopping the self-titled disc to U.K. labels and then being rejected, Robyn decided to release the album through her own Konichiwa Records. She founded the label in 2004. The album has already been released abroad and the love-addled single “With Every Heartbeat” went to # 1 on the official U.K. Singles chart.
Robyn recently contributed vocals to a track by rapper Snoop Dogg, singing the chorus on the remix of his single "Sexual Eruption.”