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Fernando Pinto Presents: Robyn Hitchcock, Eugene Mirman, Live at Verso Studios

Sun, April 28 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

Robyn Hitchcock

Doors: 3 pm / Show: 4 pm

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"Paintings you can listen to": That's the way Robyn Hitchcock describes his songs.

One of England's most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters and live performers will grace the stage of Verso Studios at The Westport Library on Sunday, April 28. Doors open at 3 pm, with the show beginning at 4 pm. Tickets are $30 and on sale now.

The concert is presented in partnership with Fernando Pinto Presents / East Rock Concert Series. Pinto is a legendary, independent promoter who for 40 years has brought the likes of Nirvana, Alex Chilton, Bo Diddley, and many other foundational artists to Connecticut stages.

Verso Studios, a media resource and cultural center housed in a five-star library, is quite the fitting venue for rock 'n' roll's foremost literary gadfly. 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, Hitchcock 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.

Hitchcock's most recent album is self-titled and marks his 21st release as a solo artist. He describes it as an "ecstatic work of negativity with nary a dreary groove."

Robyn Hitchcock has received rave reviews from UNCUT, Rolling Stone, Paste, Tidal, and more.

"A gifted melodist, Hitchcock nests engaging lyrics in some of the most bracing, rainbow-hued pop this side of Revolver. He wrests inspiration not from ordinary life but from extraordinary imaginings..." - Rolling Stone

"These 10 gems slither, rock, roll, glide and shapeshift, coalescing around Hitchcock’s typically anxious, strained but striking and immediately identifiable vocals." - American Songwriter

"Beloved of everyone from Led Zeppelin to REM, Hitchcock has only enhanced his status with this wonderful outing." - Hot Press

"Witty, moving and seriously catchy, Robyn Hitchcock is a glorious return for a man who wasn’t really gone in the first place." - Paste

Comedian and actor Eugene Mirman opens the show with a brand new set of material. Mirman voices “Gene” on Fox’s Emmy Award winning animated series Bob’s Burgers. He appeared regularly on HBO’s Flight of the Conchords, Adult Swim’s Delocated, Archer and a bunch of other TV shows. He’s released several comedy albums and standup specials. Eugene is the co-founder of Pretty Good Friends Records, which puts out wonderful comedy albums and other fantastic things.



Sun, April 28
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
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The Trefz Forum, The Westport Library
20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States
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