The Psychedelic Furs w/ Robyn Hitchcock

Western Reserve Folk Arts Association presents

The Psychedelic Furs w/ Robyn Hitchcock

Robyn Hitchcock

Thu, April 13, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$35.00 - $45.00

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The Psychedelic Furs
The Psychedelic Furs
The Psychedelic Furs emerged from the British post-punk landscape, releasing their eponymous debut album in 1980, which quickly established the Furs as a musical force in Britain and Europe. The band started making an impact in the U.S. with their second release, 1981’s Talk Talk Talk, which included “Pretty in Pink.” That song was the inspiration for the 1986 John Hughes’ movie of the same name, which catapulted the group to stardom. Other hits include “Love My Way,” “Heaven,” “The Ghost In You” and “Heartbreak Beat.” Front man Richard Butler and his bassist brother Tim founded the Psychedelic Furs, and continue to anchor the lineup.

Gold Circle tickets are $50, and reserved seats are $40. The show begins at 8:00 p.m. with doors opening at 7 p.m.
Robyn Hitchcock
Robyn Hitchcock
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 THE MAN UPSTAIRS is a bittersweet love letter to a vanishing world. Produced by legendary folk-rock svengali Joe Boyd (Pink Floyd, Nick Drake) the album was critically acclaimed by MOJO, UNCUT and THE QUIETUS.

"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

"As a performer, he's as much a wandering bard as a rock star." – The Believer

"Some spectral, lingering, emotional thundercloud hangs over The Man Upstairs…harks back to that infinitely distant yet eternally resonant emotional big bang"— UNCUT
Venue Information:
The Kent Stage
175 East Main
Kent, OH, 44240