Robyn Hitchcok - photo by Alicia J Rose

With almost four decades in music, first with The Soft Boys, then as a solo artist, the 500-plus song catalog of Robyn Hitchcock might seem, to an outsider, impenetrably massive. It seemed that way to me, anyway, but diving in at the beginning — which is to say, the second Soft Boys album, Underwater Moonlight, followed by the terrific solo sets Black Snake Diamond Role and I Often Dream of Trains — reveals a penchant for wonderfully bizarre, lyrical songwriting that cements Hitchcock’s place as one of music’s great weirdos (and I mean that as a high compliment).

On Thursday, May 2nd, Hitchcock is receiving a 60th birthday celebration at The Fillmore. The evening will be hosted by The Decemberists’ Colin Meloy and promises many special guests.

Tickets are still available, but we have a pair to giveaway! Email contest

[at] with the subject line “Robyn Hitchcock” and include your full name for a chance to win.

VIVA HITCHCOCK! A 60th Birthday Celebration for Robyn Hitchcock
The Fillmore
May 2, 2013
8pm, $35