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Listen to the Pixies’ ‘World Cafe’ Concert Here

Revived alt-rock icons' latest NPR gig will take all monkeys to heaven

picture-18547-1390524318Kyle McGovern // February 28, 2014

The Pixies recently dropped by NPR’s Tiny Desk for an intimate, three-song concert that sort of connected the dots between their newer material and their classic output from the 1980s and early ’90s. Well, if Doolittle devotees still aren’t sold on EP-2, then please make allowance for this latest attempt: The Pixies are playing a set for NPR’s World Cafe right now, and it’s streaming online. The program begins at 11 a.m. PST/2 p.m. EST, and can be heard on more than 200 stations nationwide in the U.S. Head over to NPR to find your local station, or simply listen to the embedded performance below.

And while you do, read up on the Pixies’ legacy with SPIN’s in-depth oral history, and get familiar with the alt-rock outfit’s new touring bassist, A Perfect Circle’s Paz Lenchantin, who is standing in for the irreplaceable Kim Deal.

Update: The live event is over, but you can hear the entire thing at NPR.