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Diary of Events and Happenings in Vancouver, BC.


December 4 2017, 8:00 p.m. Pixies. The Pixies perform in support of their album Head Carrier with The Orwells at the Queen Elizabeth.. About the PixiesThe Pixies are an American alternative rock band formed in 1986 in Boston, Massachusetts. Until the band is comprised of Black Francis (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Joey Santiago (lead guitar), Paz Lenchantin. and David Lovering (drums).The Pixies' music contains elements of psychedelia, noise pop, hard rock, and surf rock. Francis is the Pixies' primary songwriter; his often surreal lyrics cover offbeat subjects such as extraterrestrials, incest, and biblical violence.The Pixies achieved modest popularity in their home country but were more successful in the United Kingdom, mainland Europe and Israel. Their jarring pop sound influenced bands such as Nirvana, Radiohead, the Strokes, Bush, Blur and Weezer. Their popularity grew in the years following their break-up, leading to sold-out world tours following their reunion in 2004. In June 2013, they released their first new material in almost 10 years.. Event Details. Location: 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver