Regardless of whether or not you consider the Pixies's current lineup
to be on par with the band's heyday—or, since the departure of bassist-singer Kim Deal two years ago—the influential indie-rock outfit can still pack 'em in at the last minute. So the crowds came out when the group played a surprise show at the Metro on Wednesday, which they announced the day of the concert. I couldn't make it, and I'm sure many others who wanted to go couldn't get in either; fortunately veteran photographer Bobby Talamine was on the scene, and captured the latest incarnation of the Pixies in all their glory. So why not throw on Doolittle
, crank the volume up as high as you can without disturbing your coworkers, and take a peek at Talamine's photos below.