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SXSW Spotlight: Robbers On High Street

March 15, 2011 drainu182 0

If you’ve been going to shows in New York City, you KNOW Robbers on High Street. The indie rock sextet has been selling out venues throughout the city and is ready to release their highly anticipated forthcoming album Hey There Golden Hair. First, they visit Austin for SXSW. Frontman Ben Trokan took a few minutes to answer some of our questions. Enjoy them below:

Robbers on High Street has been performing publicly for almost 10 years now. How

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.MUSIC Presents Texas Tornado At SXSW

March 9, 2011 drainu182 0

.MUSIC presents TEXAS TORNADO at South by Southwest on Thursday, March 17th at Rusty Spurs from 12noon to 6pm. In association with Sideways Media , Tijuana Gift Shop and The Force Agency, Texas Tornado at SXSW is an official day party that will showcase buzz-drenched artists over two stages. The event is also a benefit for Invisible Children, a movement seeking to end the conflict in Uganda and stop the abduction of children for use as child …

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Robbers On High Street Playing Piano’s NYC Thursday 1/14

January 17, 2011 drainu182 0

Robbers On High Street will be playing a FREE SHOWCASE at PIANOS on THURS, JAN 20th at 8pm. Head out early for a set from the Brooklyn sextet as they flaunt new music from their forthcoming album, Hey There Golden Hair.

Robbers have already been accepted to perform multiple shows down in Austin during SXSW and KEXP has been premiering tracks on air from the upcoming release.

Robbers On High Street
Thursday January 20, 2011
158 Ludlow Street

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Robbers On High Street Playing Newtown Radio Session Today At 3:30PM, Offer Free Christmas Download

December 14, 2010 drainu182 0

Robbers On High Street will be interviewed and performing live on Newtown Radio today at 3:30pm for a NEWTOWN RADIO STUDIO SESSION from SWAN7 studios in Bushwick. Listen live @

The Robbers also took the time to dust off a holiday offering in “The Rocking Disco Santa Claus” as a free download. Take a listen or download from here. The track is a cover, originally recorded by The Sisterhood and released on the Bar/None song poem Xmas …

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The Audio Perv, Tijuana Gift Shop And MetroMix Present: Wild Turkey Fest 11/23 Bowery Electric

November 2, 2010 drainu182 0



Tijuana Gift Shop & The Audio Perv are joining forces for WILD TURKEY FEST on November 23rd at Bowery Electric in NYC. The pre-Thanksgiving event will feature music from Robbers On High Street, My Cousin, The Emperor, Only Living Boy and Hey Battlefield. Doors are …

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CMJ Spotlight: Robbers On High Street

October 16, 2010 drainu182 0

Jon Pareles of the NY TIMES recently stated, “There’s a lot of the Beatles, especially their piano-pumping side, in the songs of Robbers on High Street, updated with Elvis Costello’s gruffness and a matter-of-fact desperation.”

The Brooklyn outfit released the “ELECTRIC EYE” vinyl single this summer with b-side “Face The Fog” via Engine Room Recordings. The two tunes are pulled from a collection of songs comprising the band’s forthcoming third album, Hey There Golden Hair, possessing a new sound that …

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Second Wave of CMJ 2010 Artists Announced

September 22, 2010 drainu182 0

The next round of CMJ artists have been announced. Interesting to see that Phoenix’s show at Madison Square Garden on October 20th is part of CMJ. Check out the lineup below:

1995 • +/- • 2 Cow Garage • A Classic Education • A Life Once Lost • A Million Years • Acid Washed • Acid Westerns • Adam Haworth Stephens • Adult Themes • Afternoon • Agent Ribbons • AIDS Wolf • The Aikiu • Air Waves • Alcoholic …

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Robbers On High Street release “Electric Eye” 7-inch single June 8th

June 1, 2010 drainu182 0

Three years since the release of their second LP Grand Animals, the Robbers On High Street have moved on from delicate, early ‘70s balladry and grown confident and unabashed in their grasp of mid-60s anglophilia a la the Pretty Things & Status Quo. The Brooklyn outfit will release the “ELECTRIC EYE” vinyl single on June 8 with b-side “Face The Fog”via Engine Room Recordings. The single will release digitally on June 22. The two tunes are pulled from a …