Posted in music | pictures on July 25, 2011

photos by Adam Siegel

Black Francis @ Le Poisson Rouge
Black Francis

Black Francis played Le Poisson Rouge last night (7/24). Eric Drew Feldman accompanied him like he's done in the past. Reid Paley, who Frank is releasing an album with, opened the show. Pictures are in this post.

Five days earlier, Frank's tour brought him to St Louis where kdhx had this to say:

"Once he was tuned up and ready to go, Frank howled out a fantastic cover of Tom Waits' "The Black Rider" and his own tune "Six-Sixty-Six" over Eric's gorgeous organ accompaniment. The rest of the set found Frank playing whatever came to mind, picking out some fantastic guitar lines and delivering his lyrics in a wailing tenor while Eric switched between electric piano, organ and bass depending on the song. The set mostly consisted of songs from Frank's solo albums, but did include a handful of Pixies tunes, covers of the aforementioned Tom Waits tune and the Gary Green penned "That Burnt Out Rock and Roll" along with the fan suggested "Song of the Shrimp" from his 2005 album Honeycomb."
The full 7/19 setlist is below.

Frank's got a couple more dates left before the Pixies go on a tour that hits Wellmont Theatre on October 27 (sold out), Asbury Park Convention Hall on October 28 (tickets) and The Paramount in Huntington on November 5th (tickets).

More pictures and videos of Black Francis from the 7/24 LPR show, and the 7/19 setlist below...

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Black Francis - "The Swimmer"/"Horrible Day" at LPR 7/24/11

Black Francis - "Bullet" at LPR 7/24/11

Black Francis - "All Around the World" at LPR 7/24/11

Black Francis - "That Burnt Out Rock 'n' Roll"/"She Took All the Money" at LPR 7/24/11

July 19 setlist
The Black Rider
Six-Sixty-Six
Los Angeles
Song of the Shrimp
Nimrod's Son
Two Reelers
All Around the World
Robert Onion
I Heard Ramona Sing
Ten Percenter
That Burnt Out Rock and Roll
She Took All the Money
Calistan
Horrible Day
Where is my Mind?
Bullet
I Burn Today
Brackish Boy
Dead Man's Curve
Cactus
Planet of Sound
I'll Be Blue

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Comments (70)

i hope they widened the doors

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 2:06 PM

^ wow you are a genius.

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 2:09 PM

I take it he sweated off quite a few pounds last night, considering the heat was still in full effect.

I like Blackie Frankie, but we might as well get the rest of the fat jokes out of the way here.

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 2:10 PM

2;09 sometimes you have to go with the classics

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 2:12 PM

He should just stick to playing Doolittle every show for the rest of his life. That's where the money is.

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 2:17 PM

He actually looks like he lost a bit of weight.

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 2:24 PM

Rather see him play a set like last night than ever play with the Pixies again.

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 2:25 PM

@2:17 For his solo shows, he should stick to "Teenager of the Year." Easily up there with the other Pixies albums in my book.

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 2:25 PM

so did he eat the other members of his backing band?

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 2:26 PM

the fat anti-semite didn't even play the best song of his solo career, which is Headache.

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 2:27 PM

First gig @ Maxwell's (1998?) was Frank Black. He stopped during a Pixies song because some ass freaked out and was knocking into people, thus kicking him out of the venue. Rock n' Roll Frank!

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 2:34 PM

One of the legendary rockers of our time does something on his own, and we're making fun of his weight here? What are we, in 5th grade?

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 2:35 PM

anti-semite?

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 2:35 PM

In his defense, he's an ugly fucker even without the fat, so why bother?

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 2:43 PM

"the fat anti-semite" LOL That's pretty funny
Seriously though, mohammed really was not a prophet

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 2:45 PM

2:43, would love to hear the 20+ critically aclaimed albums you've recorded in the past 23 years. Get a life.

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 2:49 PM

getting to see Black Francis, while sitting down and enjoying some fine bar food = sounds pretty WINNING to me

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 2:52 PM

What's with the angled photos?
That is not "arty".
It's amateur hour.
Please do not take photos like that.

Posted by anonymous | July 25, 2011 2:54 PM

haha 40+ year old dudes think this tub is a legend

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 2:58 PM

haha <21 year old dudes can't get into LPR

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 3:00 PM

I'm 28, been a fan of Frank since I was 15. He's a legend. So haha to you!

Posted by chris g | July 25, 2011 3:04 PM

20+ critically-acclaimed albums? Remind me again, you almighty fuckwit, why you waste time in the comments section of a music blog if you're one of those people who cares what critics think?

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 3:06 PM

...why do you waste time anonymously insulting people on music blogs?

Posted by chris g | July 25, 2011 3:08 PM

"20+ critically acclaimed albums"

hahah

and the world remember exactly one of them

that's right ONE

and this slob has been milking it for 20 years

disgusting

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 3:09 PM

I waste time anonymously insulting stupid people on music blogs because I enjoy it and I'm able to multitask, 3:08.

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 3:18 PM

I think that there is only one troll, sitting alone in mom's basement, Cheetos stained fingers, 50 pound overweight (just enough for rolls, haha tell me I'm wrong), and not having showered for days because no job to go to.

Don't feed the troll and he will go back under the bridge.
Don't feed the troll and he will grow bored with the game
Don't feed the troll because he's a fat bastard already

DON'T FEED THE TROLL

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 3:18 PM

Frank Black fans are sensitive. He's a fatty but he's their fatty.

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 3:21 PM

DON'T FEED BLACK FRANCIS.

Actually, Teenager Of The Year could have been a freaking masterpiece if he'd been able to edit his own work instead of being a glutton.

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 3:23 PM

^he wanted to self-edit but his fingers were too fat to press the buttons

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 3:24 PM

On Frank Black's appropriately bloated anti-Israel stance:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/06/pixies-cancel-israel-conc_0_n_602066.html

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 3:25 PM

you know what's hilarious? embracing your inner bitch and making fun of everything great in the world. Seriously, I would love to head butt some of the cowards on this board.

Posted by Colin P Fitz | July 25, 2011 3:25 PM

who's uglier Frank Black or Kim Deal?

That one is going to keep you up at night.

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 3:26 PM

I'm gonna start a band and only play Boston and Tel Aviv, just to piss off all of you

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 3:29 PM

Hey Troll, since you are suck an all knowing fuckwad, list your 3 favorite bands that all of us Frank Black fans should be listening to instead. Go ahead, we're all waiting to hear from your vast knowledge.

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 3:31 PM

3:31 is mad

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 3:32 PM

3:25 you should set up a pussy fight. It's how disputes are settled around here.

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 3:35 PM

Oh Colin. I've seen your Facebook page, and your attempt to headbutt me would be followed by your face having the longest make out session with a concrete floor in the history of the world.

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 3:37 PM

shut up

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 3:38 PM

Is that the real Colin p Fitz? That dude is a legend around here.

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 3:39 PM

P U S S Y F I G H T

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 3:39 PM

3:37 v. Colin P Fitz. We'll do it at the bowl. time and a place gentleman...

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 3:41 PM

A S S T O A S S

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 3:41 PM

3:37's Facebook page is kinda hard to find!

Posted by chris g | July 25, 2011 3:43 PM

Mr. 37 care to step up an pound the Fitz?

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 3:45 PM

3:37 wasn't threatening anyone, chris g, but simply informing Colin what the inevitable outcome of his beta male headbutt fantasy would be.

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 3:49 PM

Colin P Fitz has never shown his face. I tend to think that he stole some other pussy's girlfriend, and the pussy is now posing as Colin to "get back".

That's what true pussies do.

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 3:53 PM

oh sweet irony

Posted by chris g | July 25, 2011 3:59 PM

So... A maginalized and displaced minority starts their own country based on ancient texts that probably aren't very accurate to begin with (I'm just guessing, but I feel like I could be right about that) and begins to maginalize and displace the local people, and when someone has a problem with this it's anit-semitic? How about someonce just has an opinion that differs from what is Geopolitically accepted as the "Right" view on Israel as a state. God forbid, someonce doesn't agree with a Jewis opinion - Anti-Semites!

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 4:03 PM

chris g reminds of the nick dipaolo guy.

plus he is into fat guy rock

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 4:03 PM

4:03 is both a jew hater and a chubby chaser

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 4:06 PM

well one of my favorite bands is the minutemen so you may have a point

Posted by chris g | July 25, 2011 4:07 PM

^do you like poison idea, the big boys, tad? Are you a connoisseur of fat rock?

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 4:11 PM

I hate anti-semites.

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 4:13 PM

only thing worse than an anti-semite is a fat anti-semite who keeps bilking his "clasic" album ad nauseam.

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 4:16 PM

It's hard to take anyone who finds the "Brooklyn Bowl/pussy fight" even remotely amusing, much less the ones who comment it. Especially since they gargle with HIV-infected semen 3 times a day. Beats Listerine, I guess?

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 4:23 PM

EVERYONE should boycott israel because their system is based on zionism and

ZIONISM=RACISM

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 4:31 PM

ZIONISM = RACISM!

FREE MUMIA!

THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED!

WOULD YOU LIKE WHIPPED CREAM ON YOUR FRAPPUCCINO?

Posted by Things morons say | July 25, 2011 4:39 PM

I just want to be one of God's chosen people - if only I knew how..?

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 4:54 PM

mohammed fucked goats and beat his African slaves, may honor be upon them for bearing under the hand of such a racist.

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 5:01 PM

"It's hard to take anyone who finds the "Brooklyn Bowl/pussy fight" even remotely amusing, much less the ones who comment it. Especially since they gargle with HIV-infected semen 3 times a day. Beats Listerine, I guess?"

So, to recap ...
Brooklyn Bowl/pussy fight = not even remotely amusing
gargle with HIV-infected semen 3 times a day = pretty funny

Is that about right, you stupid fuck?

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 5:03 PM

@4:39 - I remember my first time on the internet too.

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 5:05 PM

Maybe after your shift is over at Starbucks you can elaborate, 5:05.

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 5:22 PM

5:22
That's funny. None of us have ever heard that one before.

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 5:36 PM

"5:22
That's funny. None of us have ever heard that one before."

You're a sharp cat. Look into the concept of irony sometime.

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 5:52 PM

bald men are hot

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 7:11 PM

I'm sorry 5:22, I didn't realize that you were the one working at Starbucks. You are right, it's a lot funnier when I look at it that way. Thanks for letting me in, on the joke and your pathetic life.

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 7:45 PM

This is Lawyer rock

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 7:48 PM

this is doctor rock

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2011 1:03 AM

Good Lord you're a fucking moron, 7:45. Here's a clue: If you write something as witless and moronic as "I remember my first time on the internet too" and think you're clever, a generic rejoinder is all that you're worth.

Maybe you don't work in a coffeee shop, but it is a rather safe assumption that you're a genuinely stupid individual.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2011 3:16 AM

"First time on the internet?" is stupid and douchey, but so is shit like "it's IRONY and you don't get it" and other horseshit like that. Can this "hipster" (I hate even using that word anymore) trend of being the first to catch "irony" is die like Ilan Halimi please?

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2011 9:59 AM

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