By Brittany Ward
March 12, 2019

Calling all Pixies fans! This Saturday, March 16, at 1867 Bar is the debut performance for No. 13 Machine, a Pixies tribute band! Doors are at 8 p.m., music starts at 9 and has a $5 cover. Joining No. 13 Machine are local rock favorite, Domestica as well as The Credentials!

The genesis of No. 13 Machine began about a year ago when Stacey Roller (vocals/bass) and Ryan Nash (guitar/vocals) learned the song “No. 13 Baby” and then decided to learn all of the Pixies songs. Then Vince Romell joined the group on the drums, despite never really listening to the Pixies before (don’t worry, we forgive you) and finally, Rich Higgins added a second guitar to the mix.

“The Pixies are a huge influence on all of us musically, growing up listening to them,” said No. 13 Machine. “They are one of the greatest bands of all time.”

Playing music is nothing new to the group and you may recognize some of the members are also in other locals bands. Higgins currently plays with Brazen Throats and is a former member of Lincoln’s Sideshow. Romell has previously been in a cover band and Nash is currently in Omni Arms as well as some others. Roller has played in Strokemode previously, however, this show will be her live debut.

“We expect the show to be tons of fun,” said Nash. “Hopefully the people in attendance have heard the Pixies before and will sing along with us! We’re pretty excited!”

After No. 13 Machine warms you up this Saturday, join them next weekend and see the Pixies live in Kansas.

“Ryan has seen the Pixies live 5 times so far, first in 1989 and last in 2018…Stacey has seen at least 1 show…can’t speak for Rich. Vince hasn’t seen them yet, but the whole band is travelling to Wichita, Kansas for the show on March 23 at The Cotillion,” said Nash.

If you can’t make it to the debut performance, No. 13 Machine has a show April 27 at the Zoo Bar with Brazen Throats. Keep up to date with the band by following them on Facebook!

Brittany Ward is a multimedia intern with KZUM.