Ilosaarirock Joensuu 3 days 14th-16th July 2017

Pixies (USA)


Pixies, the legends of American alternative rock and the nurturers of grunge, arrive in Finland for the very first time! During the years 1986–1993, the band created their distinctive mix of punk, rock and surf which greatly influenced the whole spectrum of popular music. Their playful and distorted minimalism, fragile vulnerability and blazing force are evident in the works of PJ Harvey, Nirvana, The White Stripes and Radiohead, just to name a few. The lyrics of Black Francis, which draw from the surreal visions of our collective subconscious, were also imprinted in the psyche of a generation of rock lyricists.

After four classic albums, the Pixies went on a long recording break in 1993 from which they returned just a few years ago. Besides the old hits like Where Is My Mind?, Here Comes Your Man and Monkey Gone to Heaven, we will hear new material featuring that original Pixies sound: punchy, incisive and deceptively easy to swallow.

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