Sunday, November 5th, 2006
CONTEST – Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 @ The Mod Club – November 10
Ole Tarantula is the new album from the legendary Robyn Hitchcock and the first featuring the Venus 3 – aka Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey and Bill Rieflin. It’s a return to the effervescently demented pop that Hitchcock perfected with The Soft Boys (fellow Soft Boy Kimberley Rew guests on a few tracks) and serves as a great reminder of how singular and weird an artist Hitchcock is as well as how consistent he’s been over the past 30 years.
Hitchcock was supposed to play Toronto last May with The Sadies as his backing band and while that show was canceled due to, if I recall correctly, a wounded foot. But he’s finally coming back and doing so with an equally stellar set of players and who knows, maybe a Sadie or two will join them anyways? Could happen. And you could be there if it does (or doesn’t).
Courtesy of Against The Grain, I’ve got three pairs of passes to give away for Hitchcock’s upcoming show at the Mod Club this Friday and to enter, all you have to do is email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with “I want to see Robyn Hitchcock” in the subject line and your full name in the body. This contest will close at midnight, November 7 (that’s Tuesday) so if you want in, do it now.
MP3: Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 – “Adventure Rocket Ship”
Video: Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 – “Adventure Rocket Ship” (WMV)
Video: Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 – “Adventure Rocket Ship – live” (WMV)
MySpace: Robyn Hitchcock