The Bowery Ballroom
Robyn Hitchcock & Yo La Tengo perform "Black Snake Diamond Role"

Robyn Hitchcock & Yo La Tengo perform "Black Snake Diamond Role"

Wed, March 1, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Bowery Ballroom

New York, NY

$25.00

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This event is 21 and over

Pre-Show (7pm-8pm) & Post-Show Happy Hour in the Lower Level Lounge

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
Yo La Tengo
Yo La Tengo
So frequently compared to the Velvet Underground that they were featured in the 1996 film 'I Shot Andy Warhol,' Hoboken-based Yo La Tengo has explored the extremes of feedback-driven noise rock and sweetly melodic pop. They've always been the band to bridge the gap between critical acclaim and indie popularity. As Yo La Tengo's career has developed since their 1984 inception, The New York Times remarks that they specialize in "guitar-driven songs about the compromise and joy of daily life."

They draw a cult-like following along with new fans who dig their sound. For the unfamiliar, think The Weepies mashed up with The Velvet Underground and hints of The Flaming Lips. Modern and timeless at the same time. Their music at various moments has encompassed folk, punk, electronica, jam, shoegazer rock, and more.
Venue Information:
The Bowery Ballroom
6 Delancey St
New York, NY, 10002
http://www.boweryballroom.com/