Upcoming live music performances produced by the Tedrock Fund in the Boston and North Shore area.  Concert proceeds to benefit the Tedrock Fund, to support grant awards to organizations that provide music education to underserved children. All shows are open to the public.

Robyn Hitchcock – February 17, 2018, 7 PM (Opening reception 6:00 PM)
Firehouse Theater, 1 Market Square, Newburyport, MA 01950

The Tedrock Fund, Inc. is proud to present an intimate night with Robyn Hitchcock, with opening duo Mike Gent and Pete Donnelly of the Figgs, in memory of Ted Collins.

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.

Opening act, duo Mike Gent and Pete Donnelly of the Figgs, have a worldwide fan base, a hearty discography, and have toured and recorded several times in the Figgs with the legendary Graham Parker. Since the Figgs inception in 1987, the band has spent the better part of the past 25 years touring, recording and working on a variety of acclaimed side projects, including their 25th anniversary release “1,000 People Grinning: The Figgs Anthology”.

 

Tedrock Fund Boston Band Night 3 – November 18, 2017 9:00 PM
Midway Café, 3496 Washington St, Boston, MA 02130

The third of the Tedrock Fund concert series, featuring bands that Ted played with or really dug, including The Silver Lining, Tony & Sam Goddess, The Surf Riders and the Weisstronauts.

Come on out for some sunshine and surf rock!

 

Tedrock Fund Boston Band Night 2 – October 20, 2017 8:30 PM
Midway Café, 3496 Washington St, Boston, MA 02130

The second of the Tedrock Fund concert series, featuring Boston Bands whom Ted played with, including: Highway 9, The Rotary Prophets, and The Ship of the Sun

Come on out for some psychedelic pandemonium!

 

Tedrock Fund Boston Band Night 1 – September 29, 2017 8:30 PM
Midway Café, 3496 Washington St, Boston, MA 02130

The first of the Tedrock Fund concert series, featuring Boston Bands whom Ted played with, including: Kruller, Bob and the Dickheads, and The Figgs

Come on out for some beer drinking rock & roll!