After the current retro 80’s fad dies down, Torontoist believes the next hype decade will naturally be the 90’s. But for everyone to start wearing flannel and be nostalgic for Mudhoney and Candlebox, those bands have to first stop touring. This week Toronto welcomes two such alt-rock holdovers in Frank Black and the Pixies and Slash in his G’n’R type-band Velvet Revolver.
Even though Black Francis is overweight and bald, and Slash can no longer speak in coherent sentences, both the Pixies show on Wednesday at Arrow Hall and the VR show tonight at ACC are expected to sell out.
The Pixies are playing a reunion tour to support their greatest hits compilation, Wave of Mutilation. There are still tickets available for the second night of the two-night stop at the Mississauga venue, but first check out some expensive Mp3’s of live Pixies songs recorded earlier this tour before buying even more expensive tickets.
Slash, Duff, Matt Sorum and former Stone Temple Pilots drug addict Scott Weiland will play songs from their last album, Contraband, as well as classic G’n’R hits like “Every Rose Has It’s Thorn” and STP songs like “Daughter”. Slash will also be signing various G’n’R crap at the Edge 102 at 3:30 today.