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Robyn Hitchcock

  • SOPAC 1 SOPAC Way South Orange, NJ, 07079 United States (map)

Robyn Hitchcock is one of England’s most enduring contemporary singer-songwriters and live performers. A surrealist poet, talented guitarist, cult artist and musician’s musician, Robyn Hitchcock is among alternative rock’s father figures and is the closest thing the genre has to a Bob Dylan, who is, coincidentally, Robyn Hitchcock’s biggest musical inspiration.

“A gifted melodist, Robyn Hitchcock nests engaging lyrics in some of the most bracing, rainbow-hued pop this side of Revolver. He wrests inspiration not from ordinary life but from extraordinary imaginings…”– Rolling Stone

Since founding the art-rock band The Soft Boys in 1976, Robyn Hitchcock has recorded more than twenty albums, as well as starred in ‘Storefront Hitchcock,’ an in-concert-film recorded in New York and directed by Jonathan Demme. Blending folk and psychedelia with a wry British nihilism, Robyn Hitchcock describes his songs as “paintings you can listen to.” His most recent album The Man Upstairs is a bittersweet love letter to a vanishing world. Produced by legendary folk-rock svengali Joe Boyd (Pink Floyd, Nick Drake), the album was critically acclaimed by Mojo, Uncut, and The Quietus.

Earlier Event: January 29
Robyn Hitchcock
Later Event: February 5
Jill Sobule