In what will be an unusual venue for him, Robyn Hitchcock, internationally renowned singer and songwriter, will perform an intimate solo acoustic concert at Malco's Studio on the Square during the final evening of October's Indie Memphis Film Festival.
Presented by the Memphis Chapter of The Recording Academy, "An Evening with Robyn Hitchcock: Songs and Storytelling" will begin at 7 pm Thursday, Oct. 15, at Malco’s Studio on the Square. Doors will open at 6 pm.
Tickets for the concert are $20 each and go on sale to the public on Friday 9/25 at www.indiememphis.com. Indie Memphis and Recording Academy members can get their tickets now. (Limit 2 per.) Not already an Indie Memphis member? Join today!
Additionally, Sebastian Gutierrez’ feature film "Women in Trouble," which features a musical score by Robyn Hitchcock, will screen at the festival on 9 pm Wednesday, Oct. 14. The film premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival in March and is scheduled for a November theatrical release by Screen Media Films.
Robyn Hitchcock's remarkable body of recordings span more than three decades, beginning with his highly regarded late-'70s work with post-punk psychedelicists the Soft Boys and continuing with a series of highly regarded albums under his own name as well as with his backup outfit The Egyptians and, more recently, the Venue 3 (featuring REM's Peter Buck on guitar, Minus 5/REM'er Scott McCaughey on bass and Minsitry/REM vet Bill Rieflin on drums).
Released earlier this year, "Goodnight Oslo" is Hitchcock's second full-length effort with the Venus 3 and features contributions from The Decemberists' Colin Meloy, Hitchcock's former Soft Boys band mate Morris Windsor, and Harvey Danger front man Sean Nelson (who also starred in Lynn Shelton's 2008 Indie Memphis feature, "My Effortless Brilliance").
Recent months have also seen Hitchcock engaging in a broad array of multimedia excursions and creative collaborations. He is the subject of a pair of films directed by John Edginton for the Sundance Channel: the documentary profile "Sex, Food, Death... and Insects" and a concert film documenting the New York stop on his November 2008 tour in which Hitchcock presented his classic 1984 album I Often Dream of Trains in its entirety. That film, "I Often Dream of Trains in New York," will be released with a companion CD on Yep Roc Records in November. Hitchcock also performs two songs in Jonathan Demme's acclaimed film "Rachel Getting Married." Longtime fan Demme previously directed Hitchcock in the unconventional concert film "Storefront Hitchcock" and the political thriller, "The Manchurian Candidate," in which he played a villainous supporting role.