Tag: Frank Black

New releases: Pet Shop Boys, The Cult, Peter Buck, The Style Council, Frank Black

New releases: Pet Shop Boys, The Cult, Peter Buck, The Style Council, Frank Black

This week’s new releases include the Pet Shop Boys’ second new album in a year (‘Electric’), plus an expanded reissue of The Cult’s ‘Electric,’ a repress of Peter Buck’s 2012 vinyl-only solo debut and a new monkey-themed 7-inch, a collection of Style Council albums and a reissue of Frank Black’s ‘Oddballs.’

Want to see Pixies’ Black Francis in New York? If you’re over 30, it’ll cost an extra $30

Want to see Pixies’ Black Francis in New York? If you’re over 30, it’ll cost an extra $30

Fans of Black Francis who plan to see the Pixies frontman’s solo-acoustic show in New York City next week who are older than 30 — and let’s face it, that’s a lot of us — might want to consider something they haven’t done in a couple decades: investing in a fake ID. Tickets are $15 cheaper for fans 30 and under.

Video: Black Francis, Kristin Hersh duet on Pixies’ ‘Wave of Mutilation’ at theater send-off

Video: Black Francis, Kristin Hersh duet on Pixies’ ‘Wave of Mutilation’ at theater send-off

Last Friday night, a group of Boston-bred artists gathered at the Pleasant Street Theater to throw a party in honor of the venue as it closes after 30 years. Among those performing: Pixies frontman Black Francis and Throwing Muses leader Kristin Hersh, who together performed the Pixies’ “Wave of Mutilation.”

Milestones: Black Francis is 46 today; watch the Pixies’ full 1988 Town & Country gig

Milestones: Black Francis is 46 today; watch the Pixies’ full 1988 Town & Country gig

To celebrate the birthday today of Black Francis, the songwriter whose lyrics gave name to this site, check out full video of the Pixies’ classic 15-song set opening for the Throwing Muses at London’s Town & Country Club on May 1, 1988

Video: The Cure, Pixies, Jesus and Mary Chain, World Party live on MTV’s ‘120 Minutes’

Video: The Cure, Pixies, Jesus and Mary Chain, World Party live on MTV’s ‘120 Minutes’

Since the announcement last month that MTV plans to revive its ‘120 Minutes’ franchise as both a new monthly TV show and a quick-hit web series, the music-averse network has begun populating its MTV Hive website with performances by the likes of The Cure, Pixies, The Jesus and Mary Chain and World Party.

David Bowie 50th birthday live CD to feature Robert Smith, Sonic Youth, Frank Black

David Bowie 50th birthday live CD to feature Robert Smith, Sonic Youth, Frank Black

David Bowie next month will release a new live album recorded at his 50th birthday celebration in New York City in 1997, a 25-song set featuring guest appearances by The Cure’s Robert Smith, Lou Reed, Sonic Youth and the Pixies’ Frank Black.