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Pixies / Paz @ Calvin Theatre, 1/13/2014
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Lenchantin, who has played with A Perfect Circle and Billy Corgan's Zwan, occasionally looked like she couldn't believe her luck. She grinned as she swung the neck of her bass on the sardonic "U-Mass," added sweet, high vocals to "Bone Machine" and threw down an overpowering bassline that rattled the entire building on "Bagboy," a song the Pixies released last summer shortly after Deal left.

Black Francis was in fine, energetic form, too. He switched between acoustic and electric guitar throughout the show, singing in an unnervingly pleasant tone over chugging guitar on "Cactus," shrieking on new song "Blue Eyed Hexe," and locking into unison vocals with Lenchantin on "Subbacultcha." - [Rolling Stone]

Pixies got a jumpstart on their 2014 tour near their old Boston stomping grounds with a show at Northampton's Calvin Theatre, marking the first show with new bassist Paz Lenchantin. As Rolling Stone points out above, she fits in well, though as drummer David Lovering points out, nobody can truly replace Kim Deal. Meanwhile, another famed indie rock bassist (and occasional actor) who calls Northampton home was there watching (as was another local indie rocker, J Mascis). You can check out the setlist below and pictures from the show are also in this post.

The Northhampton show was opened by another Boston indie legend, onetime Miracle Legion (and Polaris) frontman Mark Mulcahy who put out a very good solo record last year. Mark plays NYC in March as part of Lincoln Center's American Songwriters Series.

Pixies will hit the NYC-area next later this week, playing  Sunday (1/19) at Capitol Theatre tickets) and  Tuesday, 1/21 at NJPAC with FIDLAR (tickets). More pics from last night's show in Northampton and the setlist below...

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SETLIST: Pixies @ Calvin Theatre, 1/13/2014
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Head On
U-Mass
Ana
Cactus
Indie Cindy
Nimrod's Son
Another Toe in the Ocean
Ed is Dead
Bone Machine
What Goes Boom
Broken Face
Isla De Encanta
Hey
Monkey Gone to Heaven
Magdalena
Crackity Jones
Debaser
Gouge Away
Bagboy
Blue Eyed Hexe
I've Been Tired
Brick is Red
Subbacultcha
Here Comes Your Man
La La Love You
Greens and Blues
In Heaven/Andro Queen
Where Is My Mind?
Vamos

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