Back in September, Boston alt-rockers the Pixies released their seventh full-length studio album, Beneath the Eyrie, the third since the 2000s reunion and since bassist Paz Lenchantin joined the ranks replacing Kim Deal. “There’s this idea or notion of the gothic,” Black Francis told us then. “More from a literary point of view. Edgar Allan Poe, spooky, Ichabod Crane — some sort of what I would call gothic. It’s all to do with a custom guitar I treated myself to as a birthday present a few years ago. It incorporated the first adult tooth I ever had removed. I saved the tooth and I bleached it out so it looked good. I gave it to the guy and asked for a black, four-string guitar with the tooth in it.” So go to the Troubadour to hear Pixies tunes new and old, possibly performed on a tooth-guitar. Also Tuesday, December 3.

Pixies play with Kristin Hersh at 7 p.m. on Monday, December 2 and Tuesday, December 3 at the Troubadour.

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