The man whose birth name is Charles Thompson has used a few monikers throughout the years since forming the Pixies in 1986. Appearing in that band as Black Francis, he recorded and toured as the “Frank Black” in Frank Black & The Catholics and has published songs under his birth name as well. As Black Francis, Thompson recorded Bluefinger, his 2007 ode to Dutch punk musician/painter Herman Brood who committed suicide by jumping from a hotel roof in Amsterdam in 2001.
Other releases under the Black Francis non-de-plume include 2010’s NonStopErotik, a 2011 collection of B-sides and demos dubbed Abbabubba and his score for the 1920 film, “The Golem.”
Feb. 8 – Hudson, N.Y., Club Helsinki
Feb. 9 – Ithaca, N.Y., The Haunt
Feb. 10 – Harrisburg, Pa., The Abbey Bar
Feb. 12 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Club Café
Feb. 14 – Nashville, Tenn., The Mercy Lounge
Feb. 16 – Asheville, N.C., The Grey Eagle
Feb. 18 – Carrboro, N.C., Cat’s Cradle
Feb. 19 – Charlottesville, Va., The Southern
Feb. 20 – Sellersville, Pa., Sellersville Theater 1894
Feb. 21 – Hoboken, N.J., Maxwell's
Feb. 22 – Bordentown, N.J., The Record Collector Store
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