Last Friday night, a group of Boston and Boston-bred artists gathered at the Pleasant Street Theater — a tiny indie movie house in Northampton, Mass., that’s closing after 30 years — to throw a party in honor of the venue. Among those performing: Pixies frontman Black Francis and Throwing Muses leader Kristin Hersh, staples of the late-’80s scene, who together performed the Pixies’ “Wave of Mutilation.”
Above you’ll find a photo of the duo soundchecking, via Hersh’s Twitter feed, and, below, is an iPhone-filmed clip from ImaginalComponent of the performance itself, interrupted, quite comically, by Frank Black’s attempt to explain how he cribbed the song’s opening phrase (“Cease to resist…”) from the Beach Boys, who, in turn, nicked it from Charles Manson.
And thanks to Bradley’s Almanac for pointing us to the clip.
VIDEO: Black Francis & Kristin Hersh, Pleasant Street Theater, 7/13/12