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Neutral Milk Hotel (Live Review) (Globe, 1.19.14)

May 5, 2014

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There have been few cheers, if any, this loud for a couple of accordionists sauntering onto the stage. As singer Jeff Mangum trailed off the last few notes of opener “Two-Headed Boy” over his lone guitar, though, the crowd at the Orpheum Thursday night erupted at the site of them, along with a rag-tag horn […]

The Pixies (Globe, 1.16.14)

May 5, 2014

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MICHAEL HALSBAND From left: Black Francis, David Lovering, and Joey Santiago. The first breakup of the Pixies infamously occurred by way of a fax sent from frontman Black Francis to his bandmates. It was an awkward end to what by most accounts had grown into a dysfunctional relationship, with tensions especially high between Francis (Boston-born […]