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 Cartridge, Rega P9 Turntable, Klimax DSM with Preamp, Audio Note Jinro Integrated Amp, Chord Signature Speaker Cable, Chord Signature Tuned Aray interconnects, ISOL-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