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Indie singer/songwriter and recording icon Robyn Hitchcock performs "Museum of Sex" from his release "Olé! Tarantula" (2006).
Hitchcock is currently promoting his forthcoming Robyn Hitchcock & The VENUS 3 CD, "Propellor Time" (Release Date: March 22, 2010).
ABOUT THE SHOW:
Following the Chicago Intl. Movies & Music film fest screening of "I Often Dream of Trains in New York" and Q&A with director John Edginton, Hitchcock returned to the intimate stage at Schuba's later that evening for sold out, one-man concert armed only with acoustic guitar, harmonica, soaring voice, and biting, spontaneous wit.
Following a 90-minute set of Hitchcock songs old and new, Robyn delivered an encore featuring his take on signature songs by the Doors, Bob Dylan, and enigmatic Pink Floyd founder Syd Barrett.
ABOUT THE CD:
The Venus 3, Hitchcock’s backing band for "Propellor Time" (2010), once again features indie rock notables Scott McCaughey (Young Fresh Fellows) on bass and Bill Rieflin on drums (formerly of Ministry and Revolting Cocks), and making a rare appearance as a sideman, R.E.M.’s Peter Buck (on 12-string and acoustic guitars). Buck is co-writer of the album’s title track with Hitchcock. The CD is available now at: store.robynhitchcock.com/
This same VENUS 3 configuration of Buck, McCaughey, and Rieflin appears on Hitchcock’s 2006 release "Olé! Tarantula," and were featured in director John Edginton’s Sundance Channel/BBC Four documentary "Robyn Hitchcock: Sex, Food, Death… and Insects" (available at: amazon.com/Robyn-Hitchcock-Food-Death-Insects/dp/B000Y4ON6O )
A supergroup-worthy array of guest musicians collaborate with Hitchcock on "Propellor Time." Tracks feature contributions from John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin/Them Crooked Vultures), Johnny Marr (The Smiths/Modest Mouse) who co-wrote the track he plays on, “Ordinary Millionaire” with Hitchcock, Nick Lowe; and Hitchcock's former Soft Boy/Egyptian band mate Morris Windsor among other notables.
(For more on "Propellor Time," Robyn Hitchcock, his music, and art, visit RobynHitchcock.com )
*** BONUS MP3 EXCLUSIVE: REELCHICAGO COFFEEHOUSE INTERVIEW
with U.K. director/documentarian John Edginton
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An exclusive ReelChicago Coffeehouse Interview with U.K. Director and Documentarian John Edginton of Otmoor Productions. John talks about making "The Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett Story" (2001), and how it led to a long-term creative relationship with indie music icon Robyn Hitchcock, now spanning two feature-length documentaries, "Robyn Hitchcock: Food Sex Death...and Insects" (2007) and "I Often Dream of Trains in New York" (2009).
In this revealing 30 min. interview, Edginton shares his secrets for getting documentaries made, and most importantly, funded by others, in advance of production—an important goal for all documentarians and indie filmmakers alike.
Download MP3 now at http:// files.me.com/dpagemedia/bog6k9.mp3