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Arts and Entertainment

Robyn @ Hotel Cafe, 10/27/08

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A number of Swedish singers, including Lykke Li (MySpace, LAist), Theressa Andersson (MySpace, LAist), and Lisa Miskovsky (MySpace), have performed at local venues in recent months, and on Monday, pop singer-songwriter and Perez Hilton favorite Robyn (MySpace) headlined an industry showcase at the Hotel Cafe (MySpace) in Hollywood, with London-based Molly Beanland (MySpace) opening.

It was Robyn's second local show in less than a week, as last Wednesday, she performed at Spaceland's (MySpace) Club NME (MySpace) in Silver Lake, which another local gossip blogger, Trent Vanegas from Pink is the New Blog, blogged about:

Robyn... performed a short set of songs... acoustically. By that I mean, just her and a tinny and horrible sounding keyboard... The keyboard didn't sound all that great and the guy's backing vocals were worse. Because of this, the show wasn't the best one that I've ever been to but I will say that Robyn has a great voice and she managed to keep the show from being a total loss. She belted out her songs, much slower than normal, giving her fans a different take on her music. I wasn't wowed but it wasn't so terrible.
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But the following Monday, the audio problems were resolved and the crowd enjoyed every minute of her half-hour set and then some. Compare the stripped-down versions of "Bum Like You" from Monday and last Wednesday to the electro-pop rendition performed at The Wiltern earlier this year.

Special thanks to Molly Beanland, Robyn, and the Hotel Cafe.

Ed. note: 3/22/12 Molly Beanland has requested her image be removed from this post.