Robyn Hitchcock

MOKB Presents

Robyn Hitchcock

Tristen

Wed, November 15, 2017

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

White Rabbit Cabaret

$20.00

This event is 21 and over

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 is self-titled and marks his 21st release as a solo artist. Out on April 21 2017, the album is produced by Brendan Benson (The Raconteurs). Hitchcock describes it as a “ecstatic work of negativity with nary a dreary groove.”

It 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 Magazine
Tristen
Tristen
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“Some artists are interested in being complicated, it’s almost like they’re speaking another language just to the connoisseur of the art,” says Tristen. “I have no interest in that. My style is not to be exclusive. It’s to be inclusive. I’m trying to be as clear as possible. I’ve always been interested in the purest form of the idea, so that it can communicate massively.”
That theme is at the core of Tristen’s music — music that is smart but accessible, meticulously constructed but undeniably infectious.
A native of South Side Chicago turned longtime Nashville resident, Tristen has released two critically acclaimed solo records — 2011’s ​Charlatans at the G​ arden Gate and 2013’s ​CAVES — and toured extensively as a member of Jenny Lewis’ backing band. The folk-oriented Charlatans earned her praise as ​“Nashville’s best-kept secret”​ (​The ​ Boston Globe), and the more synth-pop-or​iented ​CAVES featured “​tales of greed, alienation and heartache, made poignant but never saccharine by their electronically enhanced surroundings” (​N​ ashville Scene).
trio of top-notch Nashville sidemen. Together, they bring Tristen’s lush, expertly crafted
“Performing is my favorite thing to do in the world,” she says. “It’s like meditation for me. I let go. Ultimately, performing is about the audience, the singer and the band, and the shared experience. And at the center is truth and beauty.”
In 2016, Tristen ​released her firs​ t book of poetry, S​ aturnine, a collection of 18 poems that span from the “green carpet hills by San Francisco” to the “cold hard streets of Chicago” and brim with a kaleidoscope of characters. Her​ ​third album,​ S​ neaker Waves,​ will be released July 7 via Modern Outsider Records.
Tristen has been singing since she could speak, and writing and recording her own songs since
she was a teenager. Now an established touring musician with finely tuned chops and a knack for
lashing exceptional melodies to her singularly poetic lyrics, she travels with a practiced backing
arrangements to life, giving the singer room to brandish her outsized vocals and win audiences
with her powerful stage presence — performances that channel the rock ’n’ roll eclecticism of
David Bowie and the creative prowess of Dolly Parton.

Venue Information:
White Rabbit Cabaret
1116 Prospect St.
Indianapolis, IN, 46203
http://www.whiterabbitcabaret.com/