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British guitar-pop legend Robyn Hitchcock returns to Athens for an intimate solo acoustic performance in support of last year’s full-length album, The Man Upstairs. The record, a collaboration with celebrated producer Joe Boyd—known for launching the careers of some legendary UK psych and folk acts, including Pink Floyd and the Incredible String Band, as well as producing R.E.M.’s Fables of the Reconstruction—is a stark and often heartbreaking collection of brand new tunes and classic covers given the haunted Hitchcock treatment. The celebrated songwriter takes on pop songs like the Psychedelic Furs’ “The Ghost in You” with characteristic gusto, seeking and then finding their melodic, often melancholy cores.
8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20 (door). meltingpointathens.com