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Pixies performing at Brooklyn Steel on Monday, November 19, 2018
Pixies at Brooklyn Steel

Gallery: Pixies at Brooklyn Steel 11.19.18

In September 2018, 4AD issued a 30th anniversary edition of Pixies’ first EP, Come On Pilgrim, and their first full length album, Surfer Rosa together for a release called, Come On Pilgrim…It’s Surfer Rosa. Following the commemorative release, the influential band toured in support of it, including a three-night stand at Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn, NY.

For their second night, Pixies screened a short film in which 4AD graphic designer Vaughan Oliver discussed the iconic photographs on both releases that were shot by Simon Larbalestier, and the film ended with Olivier talking about the 2009 release of Minotaur, a box set of their first five records. Once the film was over, drummer Dave Lovering, bassist Paz Lenchantin, guitarist Joey Santiago, and singer/guitarist Black Francis (né Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV) took the stage and performed Come On Pilgrim in track order. Before beginning Surfer Rosa, they performed songs from the Pixies’ catalog that did not appear on those two releases. After that break, Surfer Rosa was played in its entirety, including the banter that was recorded by the album’s engineer Steve Albini before “Vamos” and “I’m Amazed.”

When Rosa was finished, Pixies performed a one song encore, sending fans home after Trompe le Monde‘s “Planet of Sound” only to return to the same stage in 24 hours for their third and final night.

Pixies Come On Pilgrim…It’s Surfer Rosa! at Brooklyn Steel on Monday, November 19th setlist:
Come On Pilgrim
Caribou
Vamos
Isla de Encanta
Ed Is Dead
The Holiday Song
Nimrod’s Son
I’ve Been Tired
Levitate Me

Down to the Well
Build High
Rock A My Soul
Dancing the Manta Ray
In Heaven (Lady in the Radiator Song)

Surfer Rosa
Bone Machine
Break My Body
Something Against You
Broken Face
Gigantic
River Euphrates
Where Is My Mind?
Cactus
Tony’s Theme
Oh My Golly!
Vamos
I’m Amazed
Brick Is Red

Encore:
Planet of Sound

About Edwina Hay

Edwina Hay is a New York City–based freelance photographer who has been documenting live music since 1999 and joined Music Existence in 2018.

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