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Weezer, Pixies, TVOTR & Basement played MSG (pics, videos, setlists)

Two veterans of alternative rock, Weezer and Pixies, are once again out on a co-headlining tour together (like they did last year too), and last night (3/12) they played their largest NYC-area show of this tour yet, Madison Square Garden. Like the rest of the tour, this show was opened by UK band Basement, who clearly take a lot of influence from both Weezer and Pixies, and this show also had New York art rock greats TV on the Radio (whose Dave Sitek produced Weezer’s new Black Album).

Black Album isn’t so hot, but fortunately Weezer only played one song from it last night (“Can’t Knock the Hustle”). They actually played more songs from the covers album that came out earlier this year (Toto’s “Africa,” a-ha’s “Take On Me,” and TLC’s “No Scrubs”). Weezer otherwise did a greatest hits set heavy on the Blue Album. They opened with the barbershop version of “Buddy Holly” that they just played on Fallon, and they also played the regular version of that song later in the set, along with “My Name Is Jonas,” “El Scorcho,” “Undone – The Sweater Song,” “Surf Wax America,” “Pork and Beans,” “Island in the Sun,” “Beverly Hills,” “You Gave Your Love to Me Softly,” “Hash Pipe,” “Say It Ain’t So,” and more.

Pixies, who did a Come On Pilgrim/Surfer Rosa tour right before this tour with Weezer, also stuck mostly to classics, playing a set that pulled almost entirely from their ’80s/’90s era with favorites like “Here Comes Your Man,” “Where Is My Mind?,” “Gouge Away,” “Monkey Gone to Heaven,” “Gigantic,” “Rock Music,” “Isla de Encanta,” “Caribou,” “Hey,” “Vamos,” and more. They also played two new songs, presumably off their upcoming album.

Pictures of Weezer and Pixies are in the gallery above. Videos of Weezer, Pixies, and TVOTR, and setlists of all four bands below.

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Weezer Setlist (via)
Buddy Holly (Barbershop version)
My Name Is Jonas
(If You’re Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To
El Scorcho
Buddy Holly
Undone – The Sweater Song
Africa (Toto cover)
Surf Wax America
Pork and Beans
Can’t Knock the Hustle
Island in the Sun
No Scrubs (TLC cover)
Up the Beach (Jane’s Addiction cover)
Beverly Hills
You Gave Your Love to Me Softly
Perfect Situation
Hash Pipe

Encore:
Take On Me (a‐ha cover)
Say It Ain’t So

Pixies Setlist (via)
Nimrod’s Son
Here Comes Your Man
Where Is My Mind?
Death Horizon
Motorway to Roswell
Gouge Away
Classic Masher
Monkey Gone to Heaven
Gigantic
Rock Music
Isla de Encanta
In the Witching Hour
Caribou
Hey
Winterlong (Neil Young cover)
Vamos

TV on the Radio Setlist (via)
Young Liars
Lazerray
Golden Age
Happy Idiot
Could You
Wolf Like Me
Staring At The Sun

Basement Setlist (via)
Whole
Aquasun
Disconnect
Be Here Now
Promise Everything

photos by Mathieu Bredeau

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