Thursday, September 16, 2010

Tough choice: Pixies or Titus Andronicus/Free Energy?

There are two big shows going on tonight: massively influential rock group The Pixies AND massively buzzed-about Titus Andronicus and Free Energy.

The Pixies are The Pixies. The indie rock you listen to (as well as Nirvana and just about everyone else) was influenced, formed and pushed by The Pixies. 7:30 p.m. show at the Orpheum. $35 to $56.

Titus and Free Energy, on the other hand, are relatively new. I saw them both at South By Southwest this year and they were two of my absolute favorite groups. Both were raucous and wild and I'd love to see them both again. 9 p.m. show at the Waiting Room. $10.

Unfortunately, I can't do both shows. Still haven't mastered that "two places at once" thing.

Who are you going to see tonight?

Let's chat in the comments.

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A couple weeks ago, I talked to Pixies drummer David Lovering. Cool dude, especially considering he had the roughest time of all when the band was broken up. And he's a magician, which is also cool, but in a really nerdy way.

Anyway, check out the interview.

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A couple other shows are also happening tonight, just in case the two bands mentioned above don't float your boat:

There's a songwriters' night going down at Slowdown featuring David Paulsen, Jason Hinze, Nicolas Peterson, Tim Wildsmith and Nathan K. 8 p.m. show, no cover.

The Nebraska Pop Festival is going down at the Barley Street Tavern tonight. Featured bands are You Don't Know Me Normandie Wilson, Paper City, Dexter Poindexter, Electric Needle Room and Pezzettino. 8 p.m. show. $5.

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