Monday, May 31, 2010
When it was announced that singer/guitarist/eccentric-genius Robyn Hitchcock would be making a special appearance when Jonathan Demme was given the Coolidge Award at Brookline's Coolidge Corner Theatre earlier this year, I had no idea what we'd be in for. I was already looking forward to seeing Demme in the flesh as he introduced his latest live concert doc ("Neil Young Trunk Show"), so getting what was rumored to be "a short set" from Mr. Hitchcock (a frequent Demme collaborator) was just about the best bonus ever. Well, his set certainly was short. A single song, in fact.
Hey, I'm not complaining - the new song, "Born On The Wind" off his most recent album with the Venus 3, "Propellor Time", was a keeper. And a little Hitchcock does go a long way... but even after a I see a full length RH set, I'm left wanting more. So when he quit the stage too quickly, I was in my seat wishing he'd get back up there.
Well, it took a few months, but my wish is coming true. On Tuesday, June 8th, Robyn Hitchcock returns to the Coolidge for a solo show, and I'm pretty well thrilled. Seems he must have felt pretty comfortable up there on that Brookline stage, considering how quickly he's coming back. It's the first of just four dates he's booked this spring (and his first area show since he performed "I Often Dream Of Trains" as a trio in Somerville in late '08), with two nights in Toronto and one in western Massachusetts to follow. We should consider ourselves lucky, to say the least, so here's hoping we can pack the place for the man.
To help do just that, the Coolidge crew has generously given me 5 pairs (yes, five) of tickets to hand out to 'Nac readers. Easily the most tix I've been able to give away for a single show, that's for sure. I'll be doling out three pair the usual way (from emailed entries), and the others on Twitter over the next few days. And yeah, feel free to enter each one separately to increase yer chances.
The email details: Send a message to giveaways [at] bradleysalmanac [dot] com before Noon this Friday, June 4th. Use "Visible Hitchcock" as the subject, include your full name, and make sure you can be at the show on Tuesday, June 8th. I'll pick three random winners who will each have a pair of tickets waiting for them at the box office that night.
For the Twitter giveaway, keep an eye on my account tomorrow, and again on Thursday, when I'll be randomly tweet a message that says "First person to reply gets a pair of tickets to Robyn Hitchcock at the Coolidge on 6/8". Which, y'know, is pretty self-explanatory.
For non-free tickets to the show, click over to the Coolidge, or visit their Brookline box office. The other dates on Robyn's short tour are...
June 8th at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in BrooklineOther goings-on in Hitchcock's world...
Alright, send off those emails, keep an eye on my Twitter, and look out for a couple more 'Nac giveaways this week.
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