Live Review: Robyn Hitchcock, Sellersville, PA, Nov. 9, 2019

A dreary Sunday found Robyn Hitchcock in an agreeably peculiar mood, chatting even more than usual about lizards on the loose in downtown Sellersville, Pa.; the Ray-Bans that link Bob Dylan, Andy Warhol, Brian Jones and his grandmother; dead cats; and toxic ex-friends. The spirit of impeachments past and future infused it all—especially “1974” and the two-song encore of “Sinister But She Was Happy” and a slow, soft take on “I Wanna Destroy You” that he dedicated to “Boris, Donald and Boris.”

Musically, Hitchcock explored another plane with lovely guitar work on “The Lizard” and “I’m Only You,” while it was a rare treat to hear him play keyboards on “Flavour Of Night,” “Somewhere Apart,” “Ted, Woody And Junior” and “Those Guys Are All Dead Now.”

Other highlights: “Only The Stones Remain,” “Fifty Two Stations,” “Sunday Never Comes,” “Glass” and “Sayonara, Judge.”

—M.J. Fine; photos by Chris Sikich