There’s the usual varied line-up this week.
Tuesday sees the first time at the Robin for veteran San Franciscan bluegrass musician Grandpa Banana, founder of the seminal sixties folk rock band the Youngbloods. He’s touring Europe to promote his latest album Even Grandpas Get the Blues, which features longtime Youngbloods admirer Ry Cooder. Tickets £12
On Wednesday local band Marquis Drive are at the Robin. They’ve been around for twenty years under various names and have played Britpop/mod anthems with the likes of Supergrass, Ocean Colour Scene and the Wonderstuff. Tickets £5
Robin regular Colin Blunstone plays on Thursday. Usually seen in the company of fellow Zombie Rod Argent, this time he’s with his own band performing from an extensive and memorable solo career. Tickets £15
Another regular at the venue performs on Friday. The Pretty Things are one of the great cult bands of the sixties, influencing Bowie, the Sex Pistols and many others without receiving the critical acclaim their albums deserved. Tickets £15
Saturday sees the T Rex tribute T Rextasy celebrating their own 20th anniversary and the fortieth anniversary of the band’s classic Slider album. Tickets £12
Swedish modern prog rockers Pain of Salvation are at the Robin on Sunday, their doom-laden name belying a band who can be far more melodic than it would appear. Tickets £12
Other attractions this month include white soulsters the Christians (24th), former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett (25th) and legendary American metal band Iron Butterfly (27th).
For further details contact the Robin on 01902-401211 or visit www.therobin.co.uk