Schaumburg, IL (Nov. 15, 2018) The Al Larson Prairie Center for the Arts announces a new show just added to their line-up: “An Evening with Robyn Hitchcock” on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
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.
Tickets for “An Evening with Robyn Hitchcock are $32 ($30 for seniors/students) and can be purchased online at www.prairiecenter.org or by calling 847-895-3600. The Prairie Center for the Arts is located at 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg, IL.