In the late 1980s and early '90s, the Pixies redefined the alt-rock genre with stripped-down tunes, biting lyrics, and an unguarded attitude that inspired bands like Nirvana, Radiohead, and the Strokes, just to name a few. Black Francis, Kim Deal, Joey Santiago, and David Lovering formed the band in Boston, but as is usually the case with music-industry vanguards, the Pixies were originally more successful overseas than in their homeland. Since a 2004 reunion tour, however, they've appeared in a feature-length documentary: loudQUIETloud: a film about the Pixies (2006), and a new exhibit at LA's C.A.V.E. Gallery proves that the Pixies are finally earning the credit they deserve in the US. Dig for Fire: Art Inspired by the Pixies honors their role in rock history, as well as their cultural legacy, featuring more than 30 artists' visual tributes to the Pixies' music.
Dig for Fire: Art Inspired by the Pixies
C.A.V.E. Gallery (507 Rose Ave, Venice, CA 90291, 310.428.6387)
Sep 9 - Oct 8