Frank Black

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Readers recommend playlist: songs about hobbies
A regular reader who posts as sonofwebcore has picked a playlist from your nominations, with songs from Shonen Knife, Frank Sidebottom and the Fall in the list

George Boyland

28, Jul, 2016 @11:00 AM

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Cage the Elephant: Tell Me I’m Pretty review – puppyish energy, obvious influences
This fourth LP has plenty of good songs but this Kentucky band are still looking up to their heroes

Emily Mackay

13, Dec, 2015 @8:00 AM

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Pixies confirm release of Indie Cindy, their first studio album in two decades
New album collects tracks from three EPs and will be available in several formats in late April

Guardian music

24, Mar, 2014 @4:27 PM

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Black Francis speaks of bassist Kim Deal's departure from the Pixies
‘I can’t say if she called tomorrow, I wouldn’t be like, “Oh wow, really?”’ says Pixies frontman

Sean Michaels

06, Mar, 2014 @8:29 AM

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Pixies: 'We were off the planet'

Black Francis and his fellow Pixies knew life would be tough when bassist Kim Deal quit. Alexis Petridis hears how they overcame bad reviews – and found fresh inspiration in outer space

Alexis Petridis

21, Nov, 2013 @7:10 PM

Exclusive live stream: Pixies in Paris, in association with Deezer

From 8pm tonight, BST, here is where you can see Pixies opening their world tour at L'Olympia in Paris, courtesy of the music streaming service Deezer

Guardian music

30, Sep, 2013 @3:00 PM

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Pixies – iTunes festival review

With new songs added to a blistering back catalogue, Pixies pack a tremendous live punch – even without Kim Deal, writes Mark Beaumont

Mark Beaumont

26, Sep, 2013 @12:50 PM

How music can reach out and touch us
Music gives us moments when – with a lyric, a chord change, a note or a drumbeat – a hand seems to come out and take our own

Laura Barton

22, Dec, 2011 @10:45 PM

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Frank Black launches own record label

Pixies singer signs former member of Captain Beefheart's Magic Band to his new imprint, The Bureau

Sean Michaels

09, Nov, 2011 @11:36 AM

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Pixies reunite to headline 2009 Isle of Wight festival
Frontman Black Francis said the band would only re-form if they were working on fresh material, so a reunion could mean a new album – or just a fat cheque

Sean Michaels

16, Mar, 2009 @11:03 AM

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Strut like a Pixie

Singles Club: Black Francis can't make up his mind whether he's king of Athens or a fat pig - but he makes some great rock music. Elsewhere in our singles' round-up, Mariah Carey's Touch My Body is clanger-free and Ebony Bones is anti flatulence

Rosie Swash

02, Apr, 2008 @12:30 PM

Black Francis, Garage, Glasgow

Garage, Glasgow

Miles Johnson

13, Feb, 2008 @10:26 AM

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