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03.13.2014 | 132 days ago | Posted at 11:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly panel with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we cover a lot of ground as we talk all things reunions. In the wake of news that Decibully is regrouping for a Milwaukee Day concert, Matt and Ryan suggest some other local bands that they'd like to see get back together. But are bands ever as good the second time around? I explain why I'm burned out on reunio...
Monday, April 18, 2011
After years of inner-band tension, singer Black Francis dissolved The Pixies in early 1993, notifying his band mates via fax. Given that famously acrimonious breakup, few fans had long-term hopes for...
07.09.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
I've got an interview with Black Francis/Frank Black in this week's issue of the Shepherd, where the outgoing songwriter gladly addresses some of the major elephants in the room surrounding his solo career, namely, "Why doesn't he write songs like the Pixies' anymore?" Black also makes a spirited case that even his bluesiest, most rootsy material isn't as straight forward as it seems, ...
Thursday, July 9, 2009

The Pixies Singer Explains How He Learned to Open Up

“I wish I could at will just conjure up whatever it is that’s a Pixies record every four years,” Black insists. “That would be nice, or at least convenient for my bank account. But it doesn’t work like that."
06.19.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
Ridiculously prolific sometimes Pixies frontman Frank Black, still touring under his Pixies-era nom de plume Black Francis, will return to Shank Hall next month for a $20, 8 p.m. show on July 12. The show promises to be a break from his recent performances with his roots-leaning band�this time around Black will go solo, performing acoustically. His return to The Pixies seems to have revitalized Bl...
03.16.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
With the possible—possible—exception of Modest Mouse's own Lonesome Crowded West, I don't think I've ever heard an album that sounds more like Modest Mouse's This is a Long Drive For Someone to Think About than Cymbals Eat Guitars' self-released debut. Why There Are Mountains evokes Modest Mouse's debut not only in sound—in addition to wayward cellos and the explosions of noise for noise's sa...

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