701A E. Washington Ave.
Madison, Wisconsin 53703

7:00 PM / $20 cover / 18 and up

Black Francis is best known as the frontman of the influential alternative rock band Pixies, where he performs under the stage name Black Francis. Following the band's breakup in 1993, he embarked on a solo career under the name Frank Black. His vocal style has varied from a screaming, yowling delivery as lead vocalist of the Pixies to a more measured and melodical style in his solo career. In a recent interview on CBC's The Hour, Black described his musical transformation: "Pixies were quite abstract in their repertoire, it was kind of surrealist, kind of drop-out lyrics, but instinctively I knew I wasn't going to sing about all of my 'hard times' or whatever because it wouldn't have rang true. Now I've had a good life, I've had some ups and downs like everybody and so you feel you could be a little more Leonard Cohen or something." Mark Waldoch of The Celebrated Workingman opens the show.

Added by aaronetc on July 2, 2009

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