Charles Thompson

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2014

    The Pixies - Comerica Theatre - 2/24/14

    The Pixies Comerica Theatre 2/24/14 In the darkened setting of Comerica Theater last night, it was easy to close one's eyes and imagine the floaty female harmonies you're hearing are those of The Pixies original bassist, Kim Deal. It wasn't, of course, as such harmonies belonged to Paz Lenchantin, ... More >>

  • Music

    September 16, 2004

    Happy Together

    The Pixies are reunited, and it feels so good

  • Music

    July 19, 2001

    Into the Black

    Frank Black talks about Mars and distribution, but not about the possibility of a you-know-what

  • Music

    December 14, 2000

    Future Shock

    Gumbo gazes into his crystal ball and tells us what to expect in jazz, blues and heritage as we approach 2001

  • Music

    March 2, 2000

    Pompousness and Circumstance

    Gumbo gets smug as he samples some Coltrane, gets blue with Big Bill, does Duke with the Doc and feels some local Native American muse

  • Music

    November 27, 1997

    Wild Gifts

    New X, Replacements, and Pixies anthologies tell the bittersweet tale of '80s underground rock

  • News

    September 16, 1992