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Friday, October 2, 2009

The Pixies at the Olympia

The Pixies at the Olympia on Wednesday, September 30th. This was going to be good, or at least I hoped it would be good. There was a bit of a shaky start, but when the Pixies got going, they simply rocked out with abandon. Backed up by the excellent guitar playing of Joey Santiago and drumming from David Lovering, Kim Deal and Frank Blank sung and roared their way through an impressive selection of Pixies hits.

When they finished the first part of their set and took their applause, they seemed happy and more than a little bemused by the standing ovation from the packed audience. Out they came for a 2 song encore (Wave of Mutilation (again) and a long version of Into the White).

It might have been a short set (approx 70 mins) but very few bands can deliver such a collection of hits in such a time, and very few bands still sound incredibly fresh and original. The Pixies have thrown down the gauntlet to a lot of younger bands. They may be middle-aged but they can still rock.

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