Posted in music | pictures on November 9, 2011

photos by Greg Cristman

The Pixies

The Pixies are currently still out on a "Doolittle" tour with Surfer Blood which started at NJ's Wellmont Theater back on 10/27. The bands returned to the NYC-area to play a Saturday night show (11/5) at Long Island's Paramount Theater...

"On stage banter and bassist Kim Deal's interaction with the crowd played a big role, as you couldn't help but feel like you were part of something special. Highlights of the show include performances of "Here Comes Your Man", "Monkey Gone to Heaven", and "Where is My Mind?" The night concluded with the band's 1988 single "Gigantic", which had fans singing along and moving to its iconic bass line. Members Black Francis, Kim Deal, Joey Santiago and David Lovering then took a bow and made their way backstage. Hopefully this was just a preview of what's in store for the Long Island music scene and this fantastic venue." [SpotonLI]
More pictures, including one of of the Pixies' setlist, below...

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Comments (47)

Why can't they just tour without doing all of Doolittle? I'm sure a tour with a varied setlist would make just as much money. So many songs I want to hear live that get passed over due to them milking this album for 3 years straight. Enough!

Posted by Anonymous | November 9, 2011 11:44 PM

1144pm seriously! or better yet they should be doing "surfer rosa" now!

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2011 12:01 AM

Long island music scene.

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2011 12:52 AM

This was special?!?!?! LCD was special.

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2011 7:23 AM

What is the point of posting a setlist? It's been the same for 3 years.

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2011 7:39 AM

12:52 did you have a good childhood growing up in Levittown?

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2011 8:22 AM

Clearly you have to be 30+ to enjoy this. Thank god for being 29.

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2011 8:26 AM

don't know why they haven't just done the come on pilgrim/surfer rosa tour. the first album i got of them was a CD with both of those albums on it together.

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2011 8:27 AM

it's a good show and they're still able to make money off it. honestly can't blame them for continuing to tour it as long as people come out to see it.

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2011 8:38 AM

new surfer blood ep is really awesome

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2011 9:06 AM

That venue is amazing! I thing it sucks knowing what song is next in a setlist though!

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2011 9:22 AM

Levittown >>>>>>> Whatever place in California where trendy hipsters come from

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2011 9:25 AM

long island is pretty bad, i grew up here

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2011 10:00 AM

Just looked at a map to see where this place was. So far out there! Well if it keeps Long Islanders out of NYC, I'm all for it.

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2011 10:05 AM

I'd rather have LIers in NYC any day than transplanted Californians with a false sense of entitlement, obnoxious accent, and a sour attitude in general.

Hell, if the LIers could push out the trendies that would be hilarious! Some brothers in Harlem and Bed Stuy can help too!

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2011 10:11 AM

write some new songs if you are going to tour endlessly

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2011 10:38 AM

they should set up shop in Las Vegas and just keep playing Doolittle 5 nights a week for the rest of their lives.

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2011 10:50 AM

"a part of something really special." It's 2011 and the Pixies are playing Long Island$$ Give me a break.

Posted by Really? | November 10, 2011 10:50 AM

THEY ARE PLAYING ALL OF DOOLITTLE BECAUSE THIS IS THE 'DOOLITTLE 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR' YOU FOOLS.

MAYBE IN 2 YEARS THEY'LL DO THE 'BOSSANOVA 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR' WHERE THEY'LL PLAY THAT. OR IN 4 YEARS THEY'LL DO THE 'TROMPE LE MONDE TOUR' WHERE THEY'LL PLAY ALL OF THAT. BUT FOR NOW, YOU NEED TO TAKE WHAT ANNIVERSARY YOU CAN GET.

SURFER ROSA'S ANNIVERSARY IS LONG PAST, SO I WOULDN'T COUNT ON THAT ONE COMING BACK IN FULL.

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2011 10:54 AM

the pixies will tour full time for the next 50 years and will never write a new song.

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2011 10:56 AM

"SURFER ROSA'S ANNIVERSARY IS LONG PAST, SO I WOULDN'T COUNT ON THAT ONE COMING BACK IN FULL."

Actually in a recent Slicing Up Eyeballs interview, Joey Santiago said that Surfer Rosa would likely be next.

And all those albums came out within a four year whirlwind period... all of their 20th anniversaries have passed at this point.

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2011 11:01 AM

I've heard of resting on your laurels, but this is getting ridiculous.

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2011 11:07 AM

Geographically, Brooklyn is part of Long Island. Don't forget that.

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2011 11:11 AM

10:11 - Californians have an accent? Long Island, Jersey and Staten Island are where the worst accents in the world come from, aside from maybe some parts of the south and midwest. And where do you get this idea that CA is where the "trendies" come from? I thought we established a long time ago that they were all from Podunk, IA.

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2011 11:16 AM

"10:11 - Californians have an accent?"

Yes. Unless you're from CA and you just don't realize it. Just like most people don't consciously notice that people from their area have an accent too.

"Long Island, Jersey and Staten Island are where the worst accents in the world come from"

Sure, maybe to people in other parts of the US. Don't blame you on that one. But CA accents, the strong ones especially, stand out as god awful. And I thought the "valley girl/guy" voice was just a myth!

"aside from maybe some parts of the south and midwest."

Goes without saying anyway, but yeah.

"And where do you get this idea that CA is where the "trendies" come from?"

Because in my experience, everytime I either went to WB/BW/BK in general or just encountered someone with the hipster/trendy attituted mentality, almost all of them happened to be from CA. I'm not saying that all of them are though.

"I thought we established a long time ago that they were all from Podunk, IA."

Lol, because people here say that it is, it must be true? Lol.

I have yet to see one of these hipsters indicate that they are from IA (or really anywhere in the Midwest).

The thing is, I just find it amusing that the transplanters come here and then knock on NYers (the ones raised here), yet continue to live here anyway. These hipsters/trendies come off as more prejudiced than what NYers are generally perceived as.

At least that's the way I see it.

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2011 11:33 AM

long island's got hipster guidos.

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2011 12:30 PM

I enjoyed my childhood/adolescence in Levittown. Didn't go to this show, saw the Doolittle tour around thanksgiving 2009? Or was it 2010? The tour started bc of the 20th anniversary, but that was 2009, they finished that tour and have extended it to "second cities" or "forgotten cities" or whatever they called this.

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2011 12:37 PM

surfer blood are the worst band ever - possibly even worse than the pixies.

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2011 12:42 PM

*jacuzzi*boys*glazin*kim*deal*

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2011 12:44 PM

I like a Lebanese accent. The kind they have at mamouns

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2011 12:55 PM

When is the Strong Island Boys reunion tour? They were gangsta. Literally. But not really.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Strong%20Island%20Boys

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2011 1:11 PM

@1101 yea, a four-year whirlwind period that happened exactly 20 years ago.

Doolittle tour started in Fall '09 to celebrate the Doolittle 20th anniversary (an album released in 1989). Math seems about right.

Rosa = 88
doolittle = 89
bossanova = 90
trompe = 91

so yeah, saying their 20th anniversaries have 'long since passed' is a bit of an overstatement unless you live in the future.

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2011 1:26 PM

@10:56, they did write a new song. for one of the shrek movies called "bam thwok" or something (they didn't end up using it.) it was fucking awful. but kim deal said "wakka wakka" in it, so i know she likes fozzy bear. do you even know who fozzy bear is? MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE PIXIES.

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2011 1:37 PM

am i the only one who LIKED bam thwok?

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2011 1:57 PM

Yeah Bam Thwok wasn't bad. They also covered Ain't That Pretty At All for a Warren Zevon tribute, which was okay.

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2011 2:18 PM

1:57 - you're seriously the first person I've heard say they liked it.

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2011 2:31 PM

the pixies are pathetic.

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2011 2:32 PM

what's so bad about Bam Thwok?

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2011 2:48 PM

if i could make it through the whole song i'd give you a full critique, but it bores me to tears so i've only ever given it about a minute.

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2011 2:54 PM

Give it a couple more years and Frank Black will no longer be the fattest member of the band.

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2011 3:01 PM

1:11, from the link you posted:

"Strong Island Boys (SIB) were (or still are?) a gang from Long Island that reached their apex in the late 1980's and early 90's. They died down upon the arrival of the Crypts, Bloods, and MS13."

Not sure how much credence to give that when it misidentifies the crips as the crypts.

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2011 4:25 PM

Bam Thwok - written for Shrek 2, but didn't make the cut

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2011 4:30 PM

how much longer until the pixies have enough money to retire?

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2011 4:54 PM

I think that Frank Black, Kim Deal and Joey Santiago do have enough money, and that it's just David Lovering who is living paycheck to paycheck.

Does anyone remember when he toured with Frank Black as the opener doing what I guess you could call a Mr. Wizard style "magic" show? I caught it down in DC back in November of 2002 and I remember feeling bad for him.

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2011 9:35 AM

Before the Pixies reunited, I got to see Frank Blank (Black Francis) for 15 bucks. He played mostly Pixies' tunes, and David Lovering opened with his magic act. It was priceless. Nice pics!

Posted by Why Vegan | May 23, 2012 5:07 AM

It was a the usual solid set by The Pixies.I hope to hear new songs in the future.

Posted by John deHaan | June 22, 2012 9:27 AM

pixie and surfer broad for the win

Posted by jordon | August 12, 2013 3:50 PM

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