Pixies’ ‘Doolittle’ stimulated a slew of early nineties indie acts to shape their guitar-led onslaught with more imagination. The Boston quartet culled a sweeping sound from listening to records by Dick Dale, Husker Du, The Beatles and Peter Paul and Mary, but although they harvested from an expansive musical field, they always sounded like Pixies with Black Francis’ surreal lyrics and the band’s loud-quiet and stop-start dynamics. Read more about the album here.

Join us to first listen to music that either inspired or was relevant to this LP such as Husker Du, My Bloody Valentine and Nirvana followed by the story of the album and its contemporary relevance. Then the lights go down, the volume goes up and we play the album from beginning to end on vinyl on our audiophile hi-fi. Listening guidelines apply.


Sunday, 6 April, 5 to 8 pm

The Hanbury Arms, 33 Linton Street, London N1 7DU

Tickets: £10 on the door and £8 + service charge here

Presenter: Paul Briggs of Domino Records

Audio Menu: Dynavector D17D3 MC CartridgeRega P9 TurntableKlimax DSM with Preamp, Audio Note Jinro Integrated AmpChord Signature Speaker CableChord Signature Tuned Aray interconnectsISOL-8 Substation Integra Power Conditioner and Audio Note AN-E Speakers

New York City

Sunday, April 13th, 5 – 8 pm

The Panther Room at Output, 74 Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Tickets: $10 on the door and online here

Presenter: Ron Like Hell

Audio Menu: Rega Apheta MC Cartridge, Rega P9 Turntable, Moon 310 LP Phono Preamp, Moon P7 Line Preamp, Cardas balanced cabling, MC2 Power Amplification, Funktion-One Loudspeakers