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    Thu, 31 Jan 2013 14:27:19

    Pixies' Black Francis Touring - Check out the dates

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    Black Francis is the stage name contrived by and for Charles Thompson during his residency in college rock band Pixies, a period that ran from the group's formation in Boston during 1986 until 1993 when the group split up.

    If you loved Pixies, then you love him!

    Here's a quick refresher and crash course, which should remind you why you should go see him on tour in the next few weeks.

    Thompson's next show business identity was as Frank Black, often in the band-leading context of Frank Black and the Catholics. Publishing bean counters can watch for songwriting credits under both pseudonyms as well as under Charles Thompson; in the latter case he should not be confused with the famed classic jazz keyboardist whose works were recorded by Charlie Parker and many others.

    Thompson released many albums under his Frank Black moniker, but returned to the Black Francis name for 2007's Bluefinger, which was a concept album about the life and death of Dutch painter/punk rocker Herman Brood and featured some of Black's most ferocious rock in years. Still working under his Black Francis moniker, Black released the sexually-charged NonStopErotikin 2010. Abbabubba, a B-sides and demos collection, arrived in 2011 along with The Golem, Francis' score for the 1920 silent film of the same name.

    Tour Dates:

    02.08 - Hudson, NY - Club Helsinki
    02.09 - Ithaca, NY - The Haunt
    02.10 - Harrisburg, PA - Abbey Bar
    02.12 - Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe
    02.14 - Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
    02.16 - Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle
    02.18 - Chapel Hill, NC - Cat's Cradle
    02.19 - Charlottesville, VA - The Southern
    02.20 - Sellersville, PA - Sellersville Theater
    02.21 - Hoboken, NJ - Maxwells
    02.22 - Bordenton, NJ - The Record Collector
    (all dates with Reid Paley)

    Are you going rock with Black Francis next month?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    01.31.13



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