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Black Francis of The Pixies performs live at Gilley's South Side Ballroom on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014.

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First they whisper, then they SHOUT — that’s the Pixies, or, rather, an oversimplification of a band ahead of its time. When the Pixies formed in Boston in 1986, they were grunge before grunge reared its seething head in dirty Seattle garages. Kurt Cobain went so far as to tell Rolling Stone in 1994 that Nirvana’s seminal “Smells Like Teen Spirit” was essentially “trying to rip [them] off.” In a good way, that is. The Pixies never reached the mainstream popularity of some of their successors, but their influence on alternative rock is indisputable. They disbanded acrimoniously in 1993, only to reunite with new material 10 years later. In Dallas, you’ll see the original Pixies, mostly. (Original bassist Kim Deal left the band a second time shortly after reuniting in 2013.) In Dallas, expect classics like “Here Comes Your Man” and “Tame” as well as new tracks like “Um Chagga Lagga” from last year’s album, Head Carrier.

As is the norm, there will be no firm setlist for the Pixies’ show, but fans can expect to hear the classics and catalogue rarities as well as newer songs from "Indie Cindy" and the band's latest release, "Head Carrier."

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