Tag Archives: Black Francis

Album Review: Pixies - EP-2

When we saw Pixies return to the scene last summer, everything moved in a bit of a blur. With the departure of Kim Deal came the immediate release of “Bagboy“, the first new Pixies offering since the Kim-led “Bam Thwok” single of 2004 (which was the only original release from Pixies since they broke upRead more...

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Monday Morning News Mash-Up

Soul singer Solomon Burke died yesterday at age 70. In the first half of his career, Burke’s popularity apexed in the 60′s, and though he wasn’t quite as famous as some of those who came after him, he’s remembered as one who set the stage for other soulful singers like Isaac Hayes and Barry White.Read more...

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, August 16th TOKYO POLICE CLUB with Freelance Whales and Arkell’s @ Neumos Fresh off a performance at the Outside Lands festival in San Francisco, indie rockers Tokyo Police Club will lead off the live week at Neumos on Monday. Their debut full-length, Elephant Shell, which was released on Saddle Creek in 2008, played intoRead more...

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Monday News Mash-Up

The music world suffered a few losses this week as Phelps “Catfish” Collins, former guitarist for James Brown and Parliament/Funkadelic passed away at the age of 66 after a prolonged battle with cancer. Composer and member of The Free Design Chris Dedrick has also passed away. Joanna Newsom performed two songs on Jimmy Kimmel LiveRead more...

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Monday News Mash-Up

British jazz composer, band leader, and saxophonist Sir John Dankworth died this weekend at 82. Inspired by past jazz greats Benny Goodman (on clarinet) and then Charlie Parker (on sax), Dankworth went on to start a performing ensemble; record film and television scores including the theme to The Avengers; direct such heavy hitters as OscarRead more...

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Live Review: Black Francis at The Triple Door 8/2

photos by Jim Bennett review by Jim Beckmann I’m guessing that if you’re a Pixies fan, you already got your tickets to one -- or more -- of their shows coming up this fall. There’s certainly been enough fanfare about it, especially since they’re performing their 1989 breakthrough, Doolittle, in its entirety. I don’t thinkRead more...

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