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Breeders Bringing 'Last Splash' And 'Pod' To Metro

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Dec 2, 2013 10:05PM

Kim Deal with The Breeders at the 2013 Pitchfork Music Festival. Photo by Samantha Abernethy.
While The Pixies are still trying to find a suitable replacement for Kim Deal, she's still keeping busy touring with the "classic" line-up—including Kelley Deal, Josephine Wiggs and Jim Macpherson—of her other band The Breeders. We caught them last summer when they played their biggest selling album, 1993's Last Splash at the Pitchfork Music Festival and were won over by the group's easygoing joviality. The only thing that would have made the set more enjoyable was seeing it unencumbered by the time limitations of a slot on a festival bill.

The Breeders return to play Metro later this month and they will definitely be busting through the time limits they worked under during their last visit. They will again be playing Last Splash in its entirety but they're upping the ante by also performing the band's 1990 debut, Pod, all the way through as well. This seems especially fitting in the setting of the Metro since that album also featured the engineering talents of Chicago recording engineer extraordinaire Steve Albini.

And yet another bonus? Speedy Ortiz, one of the bands doing a better job of mining the early '90s college rock vibe, will be opening the evening.

The Breeders play Dec. 14 at Metro, 3730 N Clark, 9 p.m., $28, 18+