Exclusive: The Pixies reminisce about T.T. The Bear’s Place, backstage at Boston Calling

Last night, the legendary Pixies headlined Boston Calling Music Festival, serving as a true homecoming for one of the most influential alternative rock bands ever. When you think of the rise of the Pixies in the late-’80s music scene, it’s hard to not also think about Cambridge’s thriving music scene and Central Square rock club T.T. The Bear’s Place, which earlier this month announced it was closing after several decades of rock and roll.

The Pixies are usually one of the first bands named when running off some of the finest that have ever graced T.T.’s Central Square stage, so we asked guitarist Joey Santiago and drummer David Lovering about the venue just moments before their commanding set at City Hall Plaza.

The final night of T.T. The Bear’s Place is July 25, and no doubt the rock club will save a slot for the Pixies if they wish to swing by over the next few weeks and raise a toast to the venue one last time.

Watch this snippet of Vanyaland’s extended interview with Santiago and Lovering below…