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Music, All Shook Down Earworm Weekly: "I Feel Beautiful" by Robyn Hitchcock

Earworm Weekly: "I Feel Beautiful" by Robyn Hitchcock

Not all earworms are former Billboard Top Ten successes, well-known by everyone who hears even a few notes of their melody. Some earworms can be obscure songs that come to have personal meaning to the listener. They get burned into…
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Music, Hear This Jacco Gardner: Show Preview

Jacco Gardner: Show Preview

How does someone born in 1989 have such a grasp of 1960s baroque pop? Did they have parents or older siblings with extensive record collections? Whatever it is, Netherlands multi-instrumentalist and whiz-kid Jacco Gardner has absorbed the styles and ambiences…
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Music, All Shook Down Robyn Hitchcock Birthday Show at the Fillmore Will Feature Colin Meloy, Rhett Miller, Amanda Palmer, and More

Robyn Hitchcock Birthday Show at the Fillmore Will Feature Colin Meloy, Rhett Miller, Amanda Palmer, and More

Robyn Hitchcock, the great former Soft Boys member, solo singer-guitarist, and lover of San Francisco, turned 60 this March 3. And guys like him just don't turn 60 without a big party. So in May, the Fillmore will host ¡Viva…
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Music, All Shook Down Robyn Hitchcock Brings the Quietly Penetrating <i>Eye</i> Back to the City Where He Made It

Robyn Hitchcock Brings the Quietly Penetrating Eye Back to the City Where He Made It

Robyn Hitchcock Dawn Mitschele Nov. 17, 2011 Slim's Better than: New Kids on the Block performing their No. 1 British album, Step By Step in its entirety. Robyn Hitchcock recorded Eye in San Francisco more than 20 years ago,…
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Music, All Shook Down Mission Label Porto Franco Plans to Stop Releasing New Records Next Year

Mission Label Porto Franco Plans to Stop Releasing New Records Next Year

Bon Voyage, Porto Franco: Big-time success was never a likelihood for Porto Franco, a family-run Mission District record label that prides itself on championing local artists, rather than ones working in the same musical genre. Russian immigrant Peter Varshavsky started…
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Music, Hear This Robyn Hitchcock: Show Preview

Robyn Hitchcock: Show Preview

In 1989, Robyn Hitchcock, England's esteemed man of psych-pop, holed up at Hyde Street Studios here in town and laid down a record touched with greatness. This week he holes up at Slim's to play it straight through. Today he…
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Music, All Shook Down Robyn Hitchcock Talks About 1990's <i>Eye</i> and Returning to San Francisco

Robyn Hitchcock Talks About 1990's Eye and Returning to San Francisco

In 1989, Robyn Hitchcock, England's esteemed man-of-psych-pop, holed up at Hyde Street Studios here in town and laid down a record touched with greatness. This Thursday he holes up at Slim's to play it straight through. Today, Hitchcock calls his…
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Music, All Shook Down Saturday at Hardly Strictly: Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson Become the Great HSB Unifiers

Saturday at Hardly Strictly: Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson Become the Great HSB Unifiers

Merle Haggard & Kris Kristofferson A.A. Bondy Robyn Hitchcock Hugh Laurie October 1, 2011 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Better than: Seeing Neil Young after he released Greendale, that's for sure. A man dressed in an official Hardly Strictly shirt walks…
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Music, All Shook Down Robyn Hitchcock Looks Back on Looking Back on San Francisco

Robyn Hitchcock Looks Back on Looking Back on San Francisco

This Saturday, Robyn Hitchcock plays a solo acoustic set at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. (Look for him at 12:25 p.m. on the Rooster Stage.) Since 1976, Hitchcock has been writing and performing top-flight psychedelic pop, first with the Soft…
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Music, Working Out the Kinks

Working Out the Kinks

Geoff Edgers, who made a film about his quest to reunite the legendary British Invasion band the Kinks, is crazy — but in a totally understandable way. As Sting (who knows a thing or two about reunions) points out in…
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Calendar, Night&Day More Like Plus One Million

More Like Plus One Million

Scott McCaughey is unsung. He's in four major bands — R.E.M., the Young Fresh Fellows, Robyn Hitchcock's backing band the Venus 3, and the Minus 5 — plus a gang of semi-bands like K.M.R.I.A. (Kiss My Royal Irish Ass), a…
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Music, Hear This Hitchcock's <i>Dreams</i> Come to Life

Hitchcock's Dreams Come to Life

Sometime in 1983 — that is, after the Soft Boys, but before the Egyptians, and long before albums with Gillian Welch and half of R.E.M.'s touring band — Robyn Hitchcock sat down to write an album for himself alone. Imagine:…
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Music, Reviewed Destroyer

Destroyer

"Arch," "grandiose," and "affected" are terms used by some music critics to condemn rock records, but Dan Bejar embraces these descriptors as positive attributes. As Destroyer, his vocals are often melodramatic and self-satisfied: Think David Bowie, Suede, and Robyn Hitchcock…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

On Human Television 's debut EP, All Songs Written By, the Philly-based quartet delivers the minimalist pop hooks and urgent, heartfelt vocals that made college radio so exciting in the mid-'80s. Hell, if someone had sneaked "Yeah Right" in between…
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Film, Kiss Me, Sons of God

Kiss Me, Sons of God

At the beginning of the third ugliest decade of the 20th century, a musical duo called They Might Be Giants put out an album called Flood. This 1990 trick-bag of oddly brilliant, stick-in-your-craw gems served as a fervid farewell to…
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Music, Young Fresh Fellows vs. The Minus 5; Soft Boys

Young Fresh Fellows vs. The Minus 5; Soft Boys

Seattle's Young Fresh Fellows formed in the early '80s, between the '60s garage glory of the Sonics and Nirvana's grungy '90s, when not a lot was going on up north. Although the group started out as a fanzine in-joke --…
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Music, The Old New Media Blues

The Old New Media Blues

Robyn Hitchcock and Grant-Lee Phillips took different paths to get to the exact same place. For Hitchcock, it began in Cambridge, England, starting the Soft Boys in the late '70s and getting thrown in with the class-of-'77 punk camp, even…
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Mike "Sport" Murphy Willoughby (Kill Rock Stars) Precious few people have heard the Skels, late of Ronkonkoma, N.Y. Possibly even fewer got to hear Skels frontman Mike "Sport" Murphy's solo album, Willoughby, when it was first released on Mystery…
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