Pretty excited, never seen them before.
Anybody know stage times and if there's support?
I'll be there tomorrow - will be my first indoor Pixies experience!
Website says that Thursday is doors 7pm, Tribes 8pm Pixies 9pm, not sure if it's the same on Fri...
Who hell Tribes?
Bromheads Jacket supporting apparently that day (at least according to Last.fm).
Never seen the Pixies before, barely listened to them since I was about 20 but it fits in well with the RATM gig for a nostalgia extravaganza weekend.
Third time seeing Pixies, but it'll be my first time at The Troxy. Looking forward to it.
Dropped their Essex twist on WPSIATWIN and gone for a more 50s woknwol approach with a bit of garage on the side. Good Stuff.
They were great at Primavera and played an interesting set, so I'm looking forward to this.
I still need to print off my tickets
Please private message me if so!
should be good, I'm a fan of the venue too now they've scrapped the segregated off flooring system.
I’ve been a few times, and sometimes they have it, sometimes they don’t. It would be wonderful if they don’t stop you getting down to the lower bit.
if they are then free movement abounds
will be the 8th time I've seen them since they reformed (12th altogether) ... looking forward to hearing some of the stuff that they haven't been playing in recent years - particularly Break My Body and Rock Music
someone on the Frank Black forum had heard a rumour that Bombay Bicycle Club were supporting, but haven't seen it confirmed anywhere
that Bromheads are indeed supporting tomorrow
The Bromheads sound quite mediocre to these ears but can't wait to see the Pixies again.
and already bouncing around in anticipation.
anyone interested pm me
I got there early and got what was surely the best spot in the venue - on the barrier of the raised bit just to the left of the sound desk. Think I had a grinning match with Kim at one point which was fun. Though its hard to tell.
Love the venue. Like a nicer version of The Forum. The sound, from where I was at least, was excellent.
Great set as well - if they had only added (and they had time to!) Levitate Me at the end, it would have been pretty much exactly what I would have chosen.
was a really great gig, was going to Chrome Hoof tomorrow, may have to go to this again instead now.
moshpit looked pretty brutal it must be said
yup, pretty much my dream set list as well (although no 'motorway to roswell' or 'the happening' - cant have it all). so glad they went deeper into 'bossanova' and 'trompe le monde'. now that theyre a bit more of a grown-up band, the tunes on those albums sound much much better than some of the earlier stuff.
I'm going tonight and if it's like last night's set I'll be a very happy chappy indeed.
with Fuck Buttons supporting, road trip anyone?
I'm getting married in Vegas later this year :)
Pixies have announced details of an upcoming tour of the US.
Set to perform their 1989 album 'Doolittle' and its B-sides in full on the jaunt, the 11-date gig-run kicks off in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 7.
Support on all dates of the tour will come from Bristol electro-duo Fuck Buttons.
Pixies will play the following dates:
Philadelphia, PA Tower Theatre (September 7)
Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium (10)
Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre (13)
Kansas City, MO Uptown Theatre (17)
Tulsa, OK Brady Theatre (18)
Dallas, TX Verizon Theatre (19)
Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theatre (20)
Austin, TX Austin Music Hall (22)
Mesa, AZ Mesa Amphitheatre (24)
Las Vegas, NV The Joint (25)
San Diego, CA RIMAC Arena (26)
oh well, maybe I can pop across for my stag
Perhaps not quite as fun as Leeds in 2005, but I was jumping around down the front and getting really sweaty with everyone else.
SO good. Opened with the UK surf version of 'Wave Of Mutilation', and played 'Alec Eiffel', I seem to remember. Can't believe that was five years ago...
Great setlist, great venue/sound, lots of jumping and general sweatiness at the front. One of best gigs in years.
if you were one of those who were also trying to avoid the guy with no shirt and dreadlocks.
who looked as though they were about to faint, but were desperate to keep jumping up and down to Debaser. brilliant gig - though i kept to the side of the pit to save being flecked by sweat. ew.
bit of a wtf moment amidst some awesome fun.
I thought they looked like they were going through the motions for the first half hour or so. Livened up a bit after that
After Tame everything really clicked though, the final third of the gig was absolutely immense.
So happy to hear more stuff from Tromp Le Monde especially. Although the sound was superb, I really dislike the venue. The main standing area, is pretty much on the same level with the stage. I'm not a complete short arse at 5ft 10", but found myself on tip toes to get a slight view band. Beides that, really enjoyed myself
Very very good, obviously...
But surprised it was pretty much the same set as last night, thought they'd mix it up more as it was 'for the fans' and whatnot, is a shame for all the people who went both nights.
Also seems weird they got people to mail requests but didn't deviate much from the 'hits' - looking at that setlist website they've played the same songs for the last few shows... I thought the point of these nights was to dig up some oldies they haven't played for a while?
Ach, still basically the best band ever though, obv.
I was a horrible sweaty mess by the end of it. Kudos for being such a fun pit for everyone in it. Played Cactus and Broken Face which made my night. Random props to the girl who kept holding my hand despite the fact I'm sure she was with her boyfriend. Ah well...
great venue (apart from the overpriced booze)
shame that Dave fucked up Rock Music and they didn't re-start it, but was fun when they replicated the 'talky' bits from Surfer Rosa ("you fuckin' die" and the "Stop!" intro to Where Is My Mind?) ... probably the best I've seen them since they reformed
to Where Is My Mind? cracked me up. Cool as Kim Deal.
were quite a way through Rock Music when it went wrong though and its not very long, so might have been a bit odd to start again.
Anyways, it was bloody brilliant- as others have said, great to hear more stuff from Bossanova and Trompe Le Monde. Also, I don't think I had realised quite how great 'Break my body' is until last night.
Struggled to believe just how good they were at times. Joey's feedback/drumstick solo was particularly brilliant, and does Kim Deal ever stop smiling? No "La La Love You", but other than that it was perfect.
Bromheads were pants by the way.
I wasn't really feeling it last night. First time I'd been in a big venue for ages and it was all a little disorientating - quite far at the back and near the bar (near an overweight shirtless man), I didn't think the performance was itself especially engaging enough to make me feel as if I was really 'part of it' from that sort of distance.
Should have turned up earlier maybe and got stuck in at the front. It wasn't bad, but it probably wasn't worth £30 for me.