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Pixies Stop at The Andrew J Brady Music Center with Modest Mouse and Cat Power

This spring and summer, the Pixies continue their massive, multi-leg North American tour with Modest Mouse and Cat Power, including a show on June 5th at The Andrew J Brady Music Center.

While Pixies have been acclaimed as the most influential, pioneering band of the late '80s alt/rock movement, having blazed the trail for artists from Nirvana to Radiohead to Pearl Jam, today, a whole new generation of music fans are discovering their iconic “loudquietloud” signature sound. Since the late 1980s, they have been releasing music (a lot of it steered by the late Steve Albini) that has been as confrontational as it is exciting and pop-savvy. The band has breathed life into some of the most iconic songs of our time: “Monkey Gone to Heaven,” “Here Comes Your Man,” “Hey,” “Bone Machine,” “Wave of Mutilation,” and “Where Is My Mind,” the Pixies’ song that is as epic as was the final scene of the controversial film was featured in, “Fight Club.”

Yet they're still ready, willing and able to mix it up. Their latest album Doggerel boasts a couple of “Pixies firsts": As opposed to building rough song ideas in the studio, as has been the band’s years-long norm, frontman Black Francis turned up to these sessions with 40 new songs prepared. Plus, guitarist Joey Santiago - for the first time in some 35 years - contributed his first two Pixies songwriting credits, with music for “Dregs of Wine” and lyrics for “Pagan Man.” Recording it during the pandemic also played a pivotal role - the downtime prompted Black Francis to enter the studio with new songs, Joey to try his hand at writing Pixies music, drummer David Lovering to both perform his beloved card magic and play his kit better than he can ever remember.