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Out: Frank Black of the Pixies hits up Allston

Seconds into an overdue piss break, I heard a thing of beauty and relative singularity coming from the next room over.
Pixie gauged
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  October 28, 2011

Interview: Pixies guitarist Joey Santiago on, well, ummm . . .

What is there left to say about the Pixies? As it turns out, not so much, and original guitarist Joey Santiago seems to agree.
Awkward Talks
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  October 21, 2011
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Out: Good times a’Bruin

It was the first time the Boston Phoenix hosted an awards party for its 23-year-old Best Music Poll, but what erupted June 15 at Brighton Music Hall was a drunken shitshow that honored decades of Boston rock and roll, and was capped off by the Bruins' f
A celebratory night of Boston rock (and hockey) at the Best Music Poll awards
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  June 24, 2011

[bmp video] Bodega Girls cover the Pixies


Amongst the Boston classics covered by BODEGA GIRLS at last night's award show was "Gigantic" by the Pixies. Check it out above, and remind yourself...
By Liz Pelly  |  June 16, 2011
The Absolute Top 101 Songs of WFNX History #66 - Pixies "Monkey Gone To Heaven"

The Absolute Top 101 Songs of WFNX History #66 - Pixies "Monkey Gone To Heaven"


You can vote for your favorite songs & check out the countdown so far right here! #66 - Pixies "Monkey Gone To Heaven" See, this...
By FNXAdmin  |  June 01, 2011
The Absolute Top 101 Songs of WFNX History #75 - Pixies "Debaser"

The Absolute Top 101 Songs of WFNX History #75 - Pixies "Debaser"


You can vote for your favorite songs & check out the countdown so far right here! #75 - Pixies "Debaser" The opening salvo from the...
By FNXAdmin  |  May 18, 2011


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Mouth of Flowers in Full Effect

Devotees of mid-'90s indie/post-hardcore/ CMJ -approved alt-rock have been feeling the love the past few years.
Petal to the metal
By CHRIS CONTI  |  February 18, 2011
Pixies: Ready To Record?

Pixies: Ready To Record?


Click here for the story, tracked down by our own Jason Layne (via Live4Ever) 
By FNXAdmin  |  February 17, 2011
Pixies In Chile

Pixies In Chile


Pixies played their longest live set ever to celebrate the rescue of the Chilean miners last week:  one song for each miner.  Click here to...
By FNXAdmin  |  October 18, 2010

Huak + Metal Feathers at Bayside Bowl, September 24

The DJ at Bayside Bowl can't stop playing the Pixies' Bossanova. Not that anyone's complaining.
Music seen
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 01, 2010
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A Steve Albini vitriol sampler

The Steve Albini of today is a relatively jovial figure: hard-working, straight-talking, practical — but with the contented air of one who's been able to find his own way in a tricky field.
Shellackings
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  September 03, 2010


The Absolute Top 101 WFNX Artists of All Time #6 - Pixies

The Absolute Top 101 WFNX Artists of All Time #6 - Pixies


You can vote for your favorite artists & check out the countdown so far right here! #6 - Pixies There's not another radio station in...
By Adam12  |  August 26, 2010
The Absolut Top 101 WFNX Artists of All Time #6 - The Pixies

The Absolut Top 101 WFNX Artists of All Time #6 - The Pixies


  And we begin at U-Mass Amherst.  I could probably stop their and just play the song, you know the story of artist #6.  Joey...
By MorningIntern  |  August 26, 2010
Pixies Do 'Doolittle'

Pixies Do 'Doolittle'


As far as Boston music blogs go, Bradley's Almanac is tops.  Click here to hear mp3's Brad posted of Pixies performing 'Doolittle' last year in...
By Adam12  |  August 10, 2010
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The Big Hurt: Lightfoot lives!

Last week, the world was gripped in the terror of a GORDON LIGHTFOOT death scare when a realistic-looking Twitter obit was picked up by several Canadian papers.
Plus Weezy tweets and Mayer backpedals
By DAVID THORPE  |  March 05, 2010
Does anyone *really* want to hear Frank Black talk about vagina?

Does anyone *really* want to hear Frank Black talk about vagina?


Probably not. But  that isn't stopping the Pixies frontman from getting really, really, REALLY into it on his new solo album, NonStopErotik. The new BLACK...
By Carly Carioli  |  February 19, 2010


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Sick sense

We've been told there's no such thing as a new idea, but that may well be bullshit. The new ideas are out there, they just need bands like Bunnies to root them out.
There's a madness to Bunnies' method
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  January 15, 2010
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2009: The year in local pop

When I think back on 2009, I feel the same pleasant discomfort you get at the end of a John Hughes movie, when suddenly all the jocks and dorks and punks are good friends. This year, hardcore denizens of time-worn niches came out of hiding and acted al
The '09 mixtape
By MATT PARISH  |  December 25, 2009
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Photos: Pixies at the Wang Theatre

Photos from the Pixies' Boston stop on their tour to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the release of Doolittle .  
The Pixies, live at the Wang Theatre, November 27, 2009
By JEROME ENO  |  December 04, 2009
10 places to escape from your family this Thanksgiving

10 places to escape from your family this Thanksgiving


 We love our families, that's why we go visit them every holiday, but there's only so much family-time you can take before you feel compelled...
By Emily Cataneo  |  November 23, 2009
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Do over

I tried hard to be born earlier, but it didn't work. As a result, I've had to contend with an irritatingly positioned cultural blind spot (roughly 1976–1986) that currently occupies all that open space once filled with childhood memories.
The Feelies pick up their legacy
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  November 20, 2009


CLICK TRACKS: Music News Roundup (Walken' on Gaga, Weezer in Snuggies, Bono straddles the Berlin Wall, and more)

CLICK TRACKS: Music News Roundup (Walken' on Gaga, Weezer in Snuggies, Bono straddles the Berlin Wall, and more)


In the best (and strangest) pop re-make since Shatner gave us "Rocket Man," Christopher Walken weighs in on the Gaga phenom with a spoken-word rendition...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  November 05, 2009
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Slow hand

In his Village Voice review of Jeremy Udden’s Plainville (Fresh Sound New Talent), Jim Macnie recalled how a friend of his tried to file it as “jazz for Wilco fans.” As Macnie explained, that’s not the whole story with Udden or Plainville , but it’s
Jeremy Udden’s rocky jazz path
By JON GARELICK  |  October 23, 2009
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Slow hand

In his Village Voice review of Jeremy Udden’s Plainville (Fresh Sound New Talent), Jim Macnie recalled how a friend of his tried to file it as “jazz for Wilco fans.” As Macnie explained, that’s not the whole story with Udden or Plainville , but it’s
Jeremy Udden’s rocky jazz path
By JON GARELICK  |  October 23, 2009
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Anything and everything

People never like to label themselves. Or, at least they shouldn't.
StreightAngular just want to know what's now
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  October 09, 2009
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Band of outsiders

The Beatings got back from their eighth US tour the day before, but they’re already reconvening over at frontman Eldridge Rodriguez’s misplaced little two-story beach house in Lower Allston. I do a double take on the way through the cute picket fence.
The Beatings are at home under the radar
By MATT PARISH  |  September 11, 2009


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Major laser

Of Naked Raygun's many conquests, perhaps their greatest was impressing Steve Albini. In a 1992 Maximumrocknroll interview, Albini — the sharp-tongued musician/producer who, among other things, once dismissed Nirvana as "R.E.M. with a fuzzbox" and th
Naked Raygun assess their legacy
By REYAN ALI  |  September 04, 2009
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Major laser

Of Naked Raygun's many conquests, perhaps their greatest was impressing Steve Albini. In a 1992 Maximumrocknroll interview, Albini — the sharp-tongued musician/producer who, among other things, once dismissed Nirvana as "R.E.M. with a fuzzbox" and th
Naked Raygun assess their legacy
By REYAN ALI  |  September 04, 2009
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Major laser

Of Naked Raygun's many conquests, perhaps their greatest was impressing Steve Albini. In a 1992 Maximumrocknroll interview, Albini — the sharp-tongued musician/producer who, among other things, once dismissed Nirvana as "R.E.M. with a fuzzbox" and th
Naked Raygun assess their legacy
By REYAN ALI  |  September 04, 2009
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Rock of wages

Huak are the rare local band who, in the two-plus years they've been playing regular gigs, sound bolder and more self-possessed every time you see them.
Huak intertwine politics, sentiment, and decades of influences
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  August 28, 2009