Is it possible to get excited about a Pixies show in 2015? Maybe. On one hand, the endlessly influential alt band has been reformed and touring behind the same handful of classic albums longer than it was together in the first place. Kim Deal is out. A new album, Indie Cindy, was blasted by critics. (It’s not that bad.) On the other hand, it’s the fucking Pixies. Frontman Frank Black/Black Francis is a goddamn genius, and his songs are just as alive and as crazed as they were 20-odd years ago.
So yeah, the Pixies are scheduled to play The Rave Friday, June 12. Black, guitarist Joey Santiago, drummer David Lovering, and bassist Paz Lenchantin will all be on hand to play the old hits, a few new ones you probably don’t care about (“Greens And Blues” rules, btw), and finish the night with “Where Is My Mind?” Tickets are $40 ($50 for VIP balcony seats), and go on sale Friday, April 3 at 10 a.m.