So many bands have been influenced by R.E.M. over the years, but it’s exceedingly rare to catch a musical act that influenced the group. Enter Robyn Hitchcock. From his early days as leader of UK alternative band The Soft Boys to his influential solo career as an English troubadour, Robyn Hitchcock has managed to produce a consistent body of witty work that has gained him a cult following. He blends the psychedelic sounds of the ‘60s with the folk sounds that endure today, paired with lyrics of a world seen through a nihilistic, uniquely British worldview. As a captivating live performer, his presence is only matched by the likes of Jonathan Richman. Now, the songwriter is bringing his surreal, quirky songs to the 40 Watt Club. You won’t want to miss this stalwart of songwriting in an intimate experience.
WHO: Robyn Hitchcock
WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m.
WHERE: 40 Watt Club
HOW MUCH: $21
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