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Robyn Hitchcock, Young Fresh Fellows, Peter Buck 

When: Thu., Oct. 25, 9 p.m. 2012
Price: $18-20

Seeing English eccentric Robyn Hitchcock would be reason enough to leave the house, but throw in Young Fresh Fellows and an opening set from REM's Peter Buck, who just released his Portland-recorded first solo album, and you've got the most illustrious bill in town. NED LANNAMANN

The combined history of the musicians on the marquee tonight forms a substantial piece of underground and overground rock goodness (yes, R.E.M.'s '80s catalog is still important and vital). Back when he led the Soft Boys, Robyn Hitchcock used to be the most convincing Syd Barrett disciple in the world. He later channeled that lucid lunacy into several solo albums and full-lengths with the Egyptians that combine surreal verbal acrobatics with acidic/pastoral, tuneful rocking and rolling—my favorite being Black Snake Diamond Röle; seriously, check "Acid Bird." Hitch may have mellowed over the years, but his knack for beautiful melodies and poignant, skewed lyrics remains strong. DAVE SEGAL

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