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Pixies played Webster Hall with Kristin Hersh (pics, setlists)

Pixies spent the weekend in NYC, playing Live From Here with Chris Thile at Town Hall on Saturday (listen to an archive here), and then headlining Webster Hall on Monday. At Webster Hall, they played without a setlist but had no trouble coming up with nearly 40 songs to play, opening the night with “Cactus” from Surfer Rosa and closing with “Planet of Sound” from Trompe Le Monde. There were plenty of classics in between, including “Break My Body,” “Here Comes Your Man,” Where is My Mind?,” “Monkey Gone to Heaven,” “Velouria,” “Wave of Mutilation” (the slowed-down UK Surf version), and “Debaser,” as well as newer material including songs from this year’s Beneath the Eyrie. Check out the setlist and a few videoes below.

This December tour has been a bit of a reunion night, as opening is their old friend and onetime 4AD labelmate Kristin Hersh. (Pixies opened for her band Throwing Muses on their 1988 House Tornado UK tour.) Her Webster Hall set included a couple Throwing Muses songs and solo material too. Her setlist is below and pictures from the whole night are in the gallery above.

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Break My Body
Brick Is Red
Ready for Love
The Holiday Song
Bird of Prey
Nimrod’s Son
Death Horizon
Here Comes Your Man
Where Is My Mind?
Silver Bullet
Los Surfers Muertos
Long Rider
Cecilia Ann
St. Nazaire
On Graveyard Hill
Monkey Gone to Heaven
Catfish Kate
This Is My Fate
Gouge Away
No. 13 Baby
In the Arms of Mrs. Mark of Cain
Daniel Boone
Wave of Mutilation (UK Surf)
All the Saints
Mr. Grieves
Blown Away
Winterlong (Neil Young)
Bone Machine
Planet of Sound

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Sunray Venus (Throwing Muses)
Mississippi Kite
No Shade in Shadow
Loud Mouth
Limbo (Throwing Muses)

photos by Stephanie Augello

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