Pixies -- 'Indie Cindy'

Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we'll provide the jams.

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On Friday, we're taking a 2014 BMW 420d to Prague to see Pixies. Yes, the Pixies without Kim Deal. It might be awesome, or it might be like this. Whatever, I'm still young.

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If all works out, we'll also take Pixies drummer David Lovering for a ride in our shiny, brand new BMW to see how he likes current Bavarians. He might even sign my guitar. Who knows. In the meantime, we will drink lots of beer and fall in love with somebody's daughter between two pints. Or at least that's the plan.

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mike-mckinnon
Chairman Kaga

I love the Pixies, and I love Kim Deal, but both times I've seen them since reuniting they were just going through the motions. It was a greatest hits tour. No one seemed to be having a good time, even though they played well.

Kim Shattuck, the "replacement Kim", is a certified badass. Check out some of the videos or songs from her band The Muffs. Back in the early 90s they were a reputable Cali more punk than pop band. Not quite L7, but not Blink 182 either. Good songs. Great punk rawk singer. Massive crush on her back in the day too. And prior to that she played in The Pandoras, which was an all-girl group somewhere between Guns N Roses and The Runaways. Cool stuff too, for you rock compleatists.

That said, it's exciting the Pixies are writing new material. It's definitely weirder than anything else in their catalog, or in Frank Black's.

But as far as reunited 80s/90s college rock bands go, the ones I'd most want to see are The Replacements and Guided By Voices (again). Or together. Oh, the booze soaked glory that would be!

Have fun! And if you get to meet anyone, ask Kim Shattuck if she recalls the star-struck, lovesick 19 year old who interviewed her at Liberty Lunch in Austin circa 1994.