Archive for the 'Robyn Hitchcock' Category

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

A conversation with Robyn Hitchcock can at times feel a lot his lyrics; just when things seem grounded, the skies open up and we’re off in the clouds for a whimsical journey. A very affable fellow, there’s great humor spiced through his words, often moving quickly between the visceral and surreal. Following a conversation this […]

Monday, May 1st, 2017

After nearly four decades of consistently inspired/inspiring songwriting, Robyn Hitchcock has very little left to prove. But happily, he sounds absolutely energized on his new self-titled LP, his 21st solo album. It’s his most electric and electrifying effort in quite some time, filled with Hitchcock’s unmistakable six-string leads, Byrdsian harmonies and plenty of weird and […]

Monday, November 7th, 2016

The following playlist is a celebration of Robyn Hitchcock’s first 20 years of recordings; specifically ones that, while they may be ‘accessible’, still showcase the singular nature of his creativity. Hitchcock spent his university years in the early 70s busking while seeking a band that fit his vision. The pieces were in place when he […]

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

Off The Record is a recurring feature here on the Drunkard that marries two of my greatest interests; music and travel. Having a locals perspective when visiting a new locale is the difference between experiencing it through the lens of a tourist and of that of a native. Off The Record gathers some of my […]

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

It was a bit odd to walk into Symphony Space on Saturday night and see director Jonathan Demme trying to scalp his extra tickets to that evening’s performance of I Often Dream of Trains, the “psych-folk” masterpiece by British cult figure Robyn Hitchcock. Hitchcock has appeared in several of Demme’s movies over the years — […]

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

Robyn Hitchcock and Nick Lowe are set to perform, tomorrow night, here in Los Angeles at the El Rey. AD NYC correspondent, adam mandel, reports from the Manhattan show last night, giving us a preview of what’s in store for L.A. “Welcome to a previously unknown location in Manhattan,” said Robyn Hitchcock as he opened […]