Awhile back I bought tickets to the Detroit date of Pixies’ Doolittle tour (Recent Pitchfork review: “If they really are doing it just for the cash, this is one hell of an argument for capitalism”), put the date on my calendar, and forgot all about it.

     Yesterday, I got an email from the Pixies mailing list wholly dedicated to talking up the opener they’re bringing along on the tour in an effort to get people to check them out in advance. Nothing about them. I have never seen a band do that before. Cool.