On April 13, 2004, I stood in the balcony overlooking the stage at the Fine Line. Two friends from college flanked me, and we smoked cigarettes at a frantic pace. A life goal, one we thought would never be attained, was about to take place: we were going to see the Pixies live. We had talked about t ... More >>
A decade ago, the Pixies reformed at the Fine Line Music Cafe and set a course to play their perfectly aged alt-rock to the largest crowds they've ever seen. Now they're coming back to Minneapolis with new songs -- their first album in 22 years, Indy Cindy, just dropped -- and a new bassist.Even if ... More >>
All apologies to the folks that cringe at the thought, but for kids my age, Last Splash by the Breeders was like a wonderful alt-rock version of the Muppets. From the technicolor album cover featuring delicious strawberries, to the easily accessible melodies delivered by Kim Deal's sweet, breathy vo ... More >>
Photos by Steve CohenPixiesApril 24, 2011Roy Wilkins Auditorium, St. PaulThe career arc of the Pixies has been fascinating, to say the least. The seminal band formed, recorded, a toured to modest acclaim and then broke up, only to see their legacy grow exponentially in the years following their d ... More >>
Photo by Nikki MillerLeisure BirdsNew Year's Eve Cover Night featuring Vampire Hands, Leisure Birds, Chambermaids and Daughters of the Sun with DJ TRL December 31, 2010 Turf Club, St. Paul It seems New Year's Eve revelers broke the Turf Club on Friday night.
If you're like us, you probably had no idea that this past Sunday was Sister Day, a new holiday entirely fabricated by the Hallmark greeting card corporation. Even Hallmark's own website can't keep it straight, with some pages insisiting the "holiday" fell on last Sunday and others saying it will ... More >>
New Mark Mallman, Pixies returning to the TC (sort of), Atmosphere announces summer tour & next week's best new releases.
Two members of the Pixies will hit the Twin Cities this summer.
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Our teenage American alt-rock dream: The triumphant return of the Pixies
The Breeders are just as dreamy as they were nine years ago. Or is that just the whip-its talking?
Frank Black relinquishes his larger-than-life Pixies persona to embrace the quirky sound of...classic rock?