Live Review: Pixies / The Slow Show – Iveagh Gardens, Dublin 16.07.2022

Pixies were the band tasked with finishing off this years run of music at Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens.
The gardens/park are almost completely surrounded by buildings and only a short walking distance from Dublin City Centre and being surrounded as it is makes it a perfect sound trap as was proven throughout the evening. One of the best outdoor venues for sound that Dublin has to offer (in my humble opinion)

Opening the night were indie pop band The Slow Show originally from Manchester but now spread out over four cites, they were the perfect band to open the evening as the temperatures were high so it was nice to have a band take us into the evening with some chilled out tunes and Rob Goodwin’s croaky baritone voice.
The band played a half hour set to an already pretty packed venue as the show was sold out.

8.30 arrived and by now all of the sold out crowd were in and the gardens were buzzing as Pixies took to the stage and the scurries from the bar at the back of the venue kicked in for some to get back to their vantage points to watch the show.
Ahhh yeah there’s that bass that drives Pixies as they open with Cactus followed greats like Nimrods Son / Here Comes Your Man / Vamos / Death Horizon / The Holiday Song , the list is extensive as you can see below. The set consisted of 39 songs which included a few covers, one of which being a personal favourite of mine, that being Head On (The Jesus and Mary Chain) , a mammoth set for any band, no wondering there was not a word spoken to the crowd throughout the entire show, not that anyone minded that, its the music we were all there to hear and as Iv said many times its the sign of a good rock band who just get on and play and play they did. With many highlight’s some being Monkey Gone to Heaven / Caribou / Debaser, the band opted not to have an encore (another good thing in my opinion)
and finishing up with what was always going to be the finisher to send everyone away home on a high and that was Where’s My Mind?

Set List.
Nimrods Son
Here Comes Your Man
Death Horizon
The Holiday Song
Mr Grieves
Winterlong (Neil Young)
Gouge Away
I’v Been Tired
Head On (The Jesus and Mary Chain)
Human Crime
Monkey Gone to Heaven
Crackity Jones
Isla de Encanta
Classic Masher
There’s a Moon On
Wave of Mutilation
Brick is Red
Cecilia Ann (Surftones)
St. Nazaire
Rock Music
River Euphrates
Broken Face
Bone Machine
There Goes My Gun
No. 13 Baby
All the Saints
Blown Away
Where Is My Mind?

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