Entries in Robin Thicke (6)


[Interview] Hidden In Plain Sight: (Re)Introducing Kenna

It wasn't until I was preparing for my interview with Kenna that I finally sat down and did the math: I have been a fan of his music for over a decade now. This summer it will be 11 years since the day I first encountered "Freetime", from his 2003 debut, New Sacred Cow. I remember the day well. I was sitting in my parents house watching MTV2 with a notepad on the coffee table. This was my ritual when my friends were out of suggestions for new bands to listen to. Every few months, I would sit for about an hour and take note of any bands that were worth possibly buying CDs for and then go out and buy them, but only after quizzing myself a few days later when I would look back at the notepad and try to remember anything about the artist. "Freetime" easily passed my silly test. Soon after picking up New Sacred Cow, I set myself on a course that, unbeknownst to me at the time, would lead me to writing the words you are reading today. After moving to NYC in 2006, I would spend random lonely Friday evenings on my laptop, checking up on any bands in my 3rd gen iPod that hadn't released new albums in awhile. This is how I ended up on the Kenna message boards, which is where I met Rocko shortly thereafter, and around 3 years later, SKOA was born.

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[Watch] Queens of the Stone Age in Radio One's Live Lounge

All this week in the UK, Radio One have been having what they call "Rock Week". This means that in the day they've had numerous more rock orientated artists sitting in the live lounge performing some tracks. It's cool, I guess, introducing some people sat at work to bands they may not have heard of before. They also put on bands doing full sets each night.

The one that made me prick up my ears up in the week though was a visit from Josh Homme and Queens of the Stone Age. They dropped by to perform an acoustic rendition of "My God Is The Sun" along with a cover of Robin Thicke's Pharrell and T.I featuring "Blurred Lines". Watch both of those right now here. If you want the full electric set from the evening you can head over here.

...Like Clockwork is out now.


[Listen] Patrick Stump - "Cute Girls" (Prod By Om'Mas Keith)

Patrick Stump, you're making my insides feel funny. Wow. Never did I think he'd be the Fall Out Boy who would come out on top of the breakup. 

"Cute Girls" sound ridiculously Michael Jackson/Robin Thicke/Prince/Pharell-ish. I just hope ol' Patty has been working on his live performance. If he can pull this off live... dang. 

Om'Mas Keith, if I had a hat it would be off to you for this track. 

Patrick Stump - "Cute Girls" (Prod By Om'Mas Keith) by Some Kind of Awesome


[Download] Robin Thicke - "My Life" (Produced By The Neptunes)

Okay, last leak off the Despicable Me Soundtrack. Here's the next hit of the summer. Check out Robin Thicke's contribution "My Life" off the Despicable Me soundtrack, produced by The Neptunes.

[Download] Robin Thicke - "My Life" (Produced By The Neptunes)


[Download] The Game - "Phantom" Feat. Robin Thicke (Prod. By Dr. Dre)

Another leak drops from The Game's upcoming release The R.E.D. Album. This one features the soulful Robin Thicke and Dr. Dre on the boards. Shouts to 2DopeBoyz for this banger.

[Download] The Game - "Phantom" Feat. Robin Thicke (Prod. By Dr. Dre)


Mayer Hawthorne Announces Massive North American Tour

Okay, so Rocko and I are a little late on the Mayer Hawthorne bandwagon, but man are we glad to be on it now! Some days you don't want music that has been polished and shined to perfection. Not to say that this isn't gorgeous, but the very first listen you think you're listening to some timeless 1950s record. I think in my dream world I envisioned Robin Thicke eventually putting out an album that sounded like this. His debut album, A Strange Arrangement, takes your brain to a place where your worries melt away since you're not even in the right decade/millenium, after all. 

Fortunately for those of us in North America, Hawthorne will be heading out for a month long tour in March with his band The County. His tour starts in NYC at Webster Hall (yippee for me!), with Nikki Jean (pianist for Philidelphia band Nouveau Riche), makes a couple stops at SXSW, and then heads off to open for Passion Pit 2ish weeks before he croons the crowds at Coachella

I loveeee these songs, do you? 

"Just Ain't Gonna Work Out" 

"Your Easy Lovin' Ain't Pleasin' Nothin'"


Check Mayer Hawthorne And The County On Tour!


March 4th  Webster Hall  New York, NY 
March 5th  Ottobar   Baltimore, MD 
March 6th  Pearl Street  Northampton, MA 
March 7th  Paradise Rock Club  Boston, MA 
March 9th  The First Unitarian Church  Philadelphia, PA 
March 10th  Rock and Roll Hotel  Washington, DC 
March 12th  The Jewish Mother  Virginia Beach, VA 
March 13th  The Loft  Atlanta, GA 
March 15th  The Parish at House of Blues  New Orleans, LA 
March 16th  The Loft  Dallas, TX 
March 17th  Warehouse Live Studio  Houston, TX 
March 22nd  Proud Larry's  Oxford, MS 
March 23rd  Exit/In  Nashville, TN 
March 24th  Zanzabar  Louisville, KY 
March 26th  St. Andrew's Hall  Detroit, MI 
March 27th  Wrongbar  Toronto, ONT 
March 18th  SXSW  Austin, TX 
March 19th  SXSW  Austin, TX 
March 20th  SXSW  Austin, TX 
March 28th  Town Ballroom  Buffalo, NY
March 29th  The Pullo Center  York, PA
March 30th  House of Blues  Cleveland, OH 
March 31st   Newport Music Hall  Columbus, OH 
April 2nd  Congress Theatre  Chicago, IL
April 3rd  Turner Hall  Milwaukee, WI 
April 4th  First Avenue  Minneapolis, MN
April 5th  Beaumont Theatre  Kansas City, MO
April 7th  Ogden Theatre  Denver, CO 
April 8th  In the Venue  Salt Lake City, UT
April 10th  McDonald Theatre  Eugene, OR
April 11th  Commodore Ballroom  Vancouver, BC
April 12th  Roseland Theatre  Portland, OR
April 14th  UC Davis (Freeborn Hall)  Davis, CA 
April 15th  Warfield  San Francisco, CA 
April 18th:  Coachella  Indio, CA