$75.00 All Seats
*Concert proceeds to benefit the Tedrock Fund, to support grant awards to organizations that provide music education to underserved children*
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, Hitchcock is among alternative rock's father figures and is the closest thing the genre has to a Bob Dylan (not coincidentally his biggest musical inspiration).
Since founding the art-rock band The Soft Boys in 1976, Robyn has recorded more than 20 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 describes his songs as ‘paintings you can listen to’. His most recent album is self-titled and marks his 21st release as a solo artist. Out on April 21 2017, the album is produced by Brendan Benson (The Raconteurs). Hitchcock describes it as a "ecstatic work of negativity with nary a dreary groove."
It has received rave reviews from UNCUT, Rolling Stone, Paste, Tidal and more.
Opening act, duo Mike Gent and Pete Donnelly of the Figgs, have a worldwide fan base, a hearty discography, and have toured and recorded several times in the Figgs with the legendary Graham Parker. Since the Figgs inception in 1987, the band has spent the better part of the past 25 years touring, recording and working on a variety of acclaimed side projects, including their 25th anniversary release “1,000 People Grinning: The Figgs Anthology”.
There will be a reception in the Firehouse lobby from 6:00pm - 7:00pm.