I forgot to mention the opening band last night, Rain Machine, which is the solo band by the TV On the Radio guy. I didn’t realize who the band was until TVOTR guy walked onstage.
They seemed pretty excited about playing with the Pixies and their own music was pretty damn good too. I’ve been listening to Cookie Mountain lately and Rain Machine still carries the distinctive TVOTR sound. Their drummer did some cool percussive things that I might steal for our band too!
I’ve just chowed down the hostel’s free breakfast and am about to hit the streets to do some exploring. Tonnes of Pixies fans staying here. A pack of us all came back after the show and we all talked excitedly about the band and where we’d all travelled from before heading to bed.