• Pixies at 3Olympia Theatre, Dublin

    One afternoon in 2016, I necked an industrial vat of coffee and proceeded to make the case for the Quietus that, when all is said and done and hyped and re-issued, ad infinitum, Trompe le Monde was Pixies 1.0 at their most downright irresistible. Marking their shapeshifting, space-obsessed last hurrah before combusting two years after its release in 1993, it’s spent the last three decades astride its predecessor, Bossanova, as a genre-mangling snapshot of the band being indie rock’s OG mentalists par excellence.  Eight years on, I’m more sure than ever that, for all their relative dearth of Kim Deal, it’s…

  • Pixies Announce Three-Night Dublin Residency

    Pixies have announced a three-night Dublin residency. The Boston alt-rock legends will return to the 3Olympia Theatre on 8th, 9th and 10th March for a three-night run. Talking place as part of a residency tour across Europe, the shows will see the band play – for the first time ever – their classic 4AD albums Bossanova and Trompe Le Monde in full, as well as other songs from their catalogue. Tickets for the shows are priced at €62 including booking fees and go on sale this Friday, 9th June at 9AM.

  • Irish Tour: Pixies

    Pixies kicked off their Irish Tour at The Big Top as part of the Galway International Arts Festival, followed by a live show at the Iveagh Gardens in Dublin with support both nights from The Slow Show. Photos by Ciaran O Maolain and David McEneaney The Big Top, Galway by Ciaran O Maolain Iveagh Gardens, Dublin by David McEneaney

  • Pixies Set For Galway and Dublin Next Summer

    Boston alt-rock legends Pixies are set to make their Irish return. Having recently played shows in Dublin and Belfast, the seminal, Black Francis-fronted quartet will return next summer to play the Big Top at Galway Arts Festival on July 17th and Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens on July 18th. Tickets, which go on sale at 9am this Friday, are priced €52.50 and €59.50 respectively.

  • Pixies @ Olympia Theatre, Dublin

    As soon as this gig was announced a few months ago, it was always going to be a scramble for tickets, and so it transpired as it sold out in a matter of minutes. Having the chance to witness one of – if not the most – influential alt-rock bands of all time in such intimate surroundings wasn’t lost on anyone.  The history of Pixies pre and post their 2004 reunion is a well-trodden tale and it’s clear from both fans and critics alike, that the idea to release new music, hasn’t exactly hit the heights of their initial time…

  • Pixies – Beneath the Eyrie

    Complaints about Pixies’ latter-day output – that is, their two LPs of post-reunion material, 2014’s Indie Cindy and 2016’s Head Carrier – have been plentiful, and loud: it’s not the same without Kim Deal, whose gifts for odd yet propulsive rhythm and sense of unnerving harmony had contributed so much to their sound before she left the band in 2013; it recalls too often Black Francis AKA Charles Thompson’s solo work, lacking the demented energy that defined their early material; the biblical, literary, and cinematic references, once deployed wittily, now sound laboured or even self-parodic. The criticism hasn’t been entirely unfounded. The urgency that infused their…

  • Pixies Set For Tower Records In-Store

    Boston alternative rock legends Pixies are set for an in-store at Dublin’s Tower Records. Ahead of their show at Olympia later that night, the Black Francis-fronted quartet will be signing copies of their new album, Beneath The Eyrie, at the Dawson Street store at 1pm on Thursday, September 26. Simply up a copy of the new album on its release on 13th of September and receive a wristband to come and meet the band and get the album signed. Spaces are very limited.

  • Pixies To Play Dublin and Belfast

    Boston indie rock legends Pixies will return to Ireland to play two shows in September. Coinciding with the release of a new album in the autumn, the Black Francis-fronted quartet will play Belfast’s Ulster Hall on September 25 and Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on September 26. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am.

  • Pixies @ Trinity College, Dublin

    A Pixies gig always brings out a rather diverse range of fans be it those aging rockers, no doubt relishing in reliving their debauched college days, to those in their mid-thirties wearing reunion related Pixies shirts, and of course, the “kids” in their early twenties. And tonight is no different. As the clouds gather overhead, it seems as though the light drizzle that has been teasing the crowd may well turn into a grumpier blast of hail, but for now it holds tight and come 8:45pm Pixies stroll on stage with Joey Santiago leading the way, followed swiftly by Black…

  • Pixies, alt-J and More Set For Inaugural Trinity College Park Summer Series

    With the Irish summer festival calendar already bursting at the proverbial seams, Trinity College Park have announced a new summer series featuring headliners The Pixies, alt-J, Gregory Porter, Two Door Cinema Club, Bell X1 and James Vincent McMorrow.  Set to run from Thursday, July 6 to Tuesday, July 11, tickets for the shows – priced €44.05 incl. for Porter, TDCC, JVMM and Bell X1 and €54.65 for Pixies and alt-J – go on sale this Friday at 9am.