Yesterday`s show at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, a suburb of New York City, was quite something. I was impressed how powerful and fresh the band performed after all these years. Frontman & founder Black Francis presented his somewhat quirky but catchy compositions with force. His voice, which often climbed to falsetto, gave the songs their characteristic life.
The light show translated the songs into cinematic tableaus and created surrealistic pictures. Some of the illumination effects reminded of the beginning of the film "Alien" when spaceship "Nostromo" is approaching an unknown planet and the machines are slowly starting to awake.
Thanks a lot to Black Francis & Pixies.