Gig review: Pixies, The Roundhouse, London
Sunday 29 September 2013
What is it? The post-punk pioneers perform live – though without original bassist Kim Deal, replaced by The Muffs’ Kim Shattuck – following the release of their first EP in 22 years.
The Independent says: “Thankfully, very little of the new material gets an airing tonight with Black [Francis, right] sticking to the late Eighties template …. Essentially they’re a quartet of around fiftysomethings thrashing out tunes about teenage concerns in front of an audience (who form a small moshpit) who were, predominantly, toddlers when Pixies were at their most vital. For me, it’s a nostalgia trip and it works a treat. Even without Deal.”
They say: The Guardian: “Pixies’ peerless canon is bulletproof … there’s no denying Pixies’ superlative live impact. Deal or no Deal.”
MTV.co.uk: “By dispensing with any between-song chat, and a track running-time average under three minutes, the band knock out nearly 30 songs – with every one a winner … felt as if [they] had never been away.”
You say: @jessicalauraf: “Front row for the pixies!!!! #lifemade”
@vicaviber: “Actually it was all about the drummer for me. Transfixed by him”
@ItsAMilligan: “Can someone call me a doctor? I need to have the smile surgically removed from my face.”
Game of Thrones
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 VMAs 2015: Was Nicki Minaj and Miley Cyrus' awkward acceptance put-down real or staged?
- 2 If you're not already angry about the migrant crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
- 3 Rules on 5p plastic bags likely to lead to arguments at the check-out
- 4 I like Corbyn, but let's face it: we don't need another white man at the head of a political party
- 5 Orthorexia nervosa: How becoming obsessed with healthy eating can lead to malnutrition
X Factor hopeful Mason Noise: 'How is Cheryl Fernandez-Versini in the music business, let alone a judge on the show?'
Trevor Noah, Edinburgh Fringe review: New Daily Show host warms up in inspired style
X Factor 2015: Ratings drop almost 2 million compared to last year's launch show
VMAs 2015: Kanye West runs for president, Nicki Minaj calls out Miley Cyrus and the list of winners in full
VMAs 2015: Taylor Swift and her buddy Kendrick Lamar clean-up at awards - full list of winners
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
'Women only' train carriages: Jeremy Corbyn unveils radical move to tackle public harassment
Black holes are a passage to another universe, says Stephen Hawking
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
Tony Blair attacks Jeremy Corbyn's 'Alice In Wonderland' politics
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up