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Last Night: Pixies at Fillmore Auditorium

For those with tickets to tonight's Pixies show, we just posted a bonus review from Adam Perry with another perspective, to give you a clear idea of exactly what to expect this evening.

Last Night: Pixies at Fillmore Auditorium
Aaron Thackeray

But the second encore packed enough wallop to pretty much blow Doolittle set in the water. Hell, coming back while the house lights were on, fog lingering over the crowd and then jumping into an insanely great take on "Where is My Mind?" followed by "Something Against You" and then into the fueled-up "Isla de Encanta," (each from 1988's Surfer Rosa)? Well, the energy in that sold-out Fillmore crowd felt like it spiked considerably. And that vigor carried over into "Nimrod's Son" and "Caribou," a pair of tunes from the band's 1987 debut, Come on Pilgrim. 


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Personal Bias: While it was great to see the Pixies play all of Doolittle,  the band seemed a hell of a lot more energetic during the encores.  
Random Detail: Although Francis' played a Telecaster the whole night, it sounded like an acoustic guitar on some songs like "Where is My Mind?" and "Nimrod's Son." He coaxed similar sounds out of the Tele during his solo shows at the Walnut Room in July. My best guess is that it's a piezo pickup under the bridge.  
By the Way: Pixies play the Fillmore again tonight, November 17. The Fluid opens the show at 8 p.m. and tickets are $50. 

SET LIST

PIXIES
11/16/09 - Fillmore Auditorium
Denver, CO


1. Dancing the Manta Ray
2. Weird at My School
3. Bailey's Walk
4. Manta Ray
5. Debaser
6. Tame
7. Wave of Mutilation
8. I Bleed
9. Here Comes Your Man
10. Dead
11. Monkey Gone to Heaven
12. Mr. Grieves
13. Crackity Jones
14. La La Love You
15. No. 13 Baby
16. There Goes My Gun
17. Hey
18. Silver
19. Gouge Away

FIRST ENCORE
20. Wave of Mutilation (UK Surf)
21. Into the White

SECOND ENCORE
22. Where is My Mind?
23. Something Against You 
24. Isla de Encanta
25. Nimrod's Son
26. Caribou


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