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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...
Sunday, July 12, 2009

Tonight @ Shank Hall, 8 p.m.

Pixies frontman Black Francis, AKA Frank Black, has been characteristically busy lately, keeping up with his prolific solo recording schedule in between doing dates with the reunited alternative-rock band he’s better known for. Tonight, though, Black leaves both of his bands at home and plays a relatively rare solo, acoustic show at Shank Hall.
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...
Friday, July 4, 2008

Tonight @ the Marcus Amphitheater

With the band still clocking major play on both hard-rock and modern-rock radio, the timing was perfect for a Stone Temple Pilots reunion—except for one small thing: Singer Scott Weiland still hasn’t concurred the personal problems that induced the band to break up five years ago. Reviews of this tour's...
Friday, April 18, 2008

SVN FNGRS (Cooking Vinyl)

Pixies frontman Black Francis has produced another short CD in the white heat of sweat and inspiration. SVN FNGRS was written and recorded in six days with Francis (guitar, vocals, harmonica) accompanied only by a drummer and bassist. Much of it is melodic alternative rock driven by ringing guitars, though tangents are audible. With its slippery, sliding chords and barked vocals, “The Seus” suggests the Gang of Four
04.15.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Anyone looking for new music couldn�t go wrong with any of these three killer albums: Black Francis � Svn Fngrs For Frank Black�s second album under his old Pixies-era nom de plume, he finally gets it right. Between its aggressive quirkiness and the shameless Kim Deal surrogate cooing backing vocals, Black�s last disc, Bluefinger, felt forced, but on this seven-track mini-album, th...

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