Verily, the great Pixies Dolittle run begins tonight at Hammerstein Ballroom and runs through Wednesday. “Tame” is gonna be awesome. Stubhub is your only friend for the first three shows, but the fourth — that 1 a.m. Wednesday night/Thursday morning deal, is still attainable. And even if that one sells out, “going to see the Pixies at 1 a.m. Thanksgiving morning” is one of those things that sounded way radder two months ago than it sounds right now, if you get my drift. The Stubhub rates figure to be (more) reasonable. “La La Love You” will also be awesome.
Elsewhere, it’s a “pick your niche Bowery Presents fete” kind of night: Norwegian electronic doggs Royksopp at Webster Hall, screamy Japanese noise-rockers Melt Banana at Bowery Ballroom, and native-of-whatever-planet-he’s-from warbler Devendra Banhart at Music Hall of Williamsburg.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on November 23, 2009