This has to be the next best thing to seeing the Shitty Pixies live: next month, you’ll be able to listen to the real Pixies on Output’s bone-rattling sound system. Classic Album Sundays, an international series of listening parties for classic albums, is back at Output’s Panther Room. Next up, on March 23: a session for Television’s brilliant Marquee Moon, moderated by Bryan Waterman, who authored the 33 1/3 book about the album (he’s also interviewing onetime Television member Richard Hell at The Strand next week).
And on April 13: an event celebrating the 25th anniversary of Doolittle, with DJ Ron Like Hell spieling about the album and then playing it, on vinyl, on Output’s Funktion-One loudspeakers.
For both events, $10 at the door gets you a night of listening to a Pandora-like selection of music inspired by or related to the album (so expect Kurt Cobain’s self-confessed Pixies ripoff, “Smells Like Teen Spirit”), a word from the moderator, and a listening experience that’s 100 percent free of interruptions from your GPS system.