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Pixies, Best Coast 

When: Wed., Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m. 2014
Price: $39.50-49.50
Pixies have existed mostly as a nostalgia act since reanimating about a decade ago—a touring band with four albums of classic material from which to pull, all of it released more than 20 years ago. The recent shakeups in the Pixies camp are that longtime bassist Kim Deal left the band, and they've released a couple EPs of new material. Both of those things suck. While Deal's headbutting with frontman Black Francis had been much chronicled during the band's first go-around, her official exit came without much elaboration. And the first Deal-less releases, EP1 and EP2, are unexciting, limp facsimiles of an idea of what Pixies kinda sound like—a copy of a copy. But as a nostalgia act, shuffling those four albums in any order makes for a can't-miss set every time. MATTHEW W. SULLIVAN

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