Weird Al Takes The Stage With Black Francis


    When you really think about it, Black Francis and Weird Al Yankovic probably have quite a few fans in common. Each man is known for his idiosyncratic take on pop music and skewed sense of humor. The only difference is that one is hailed as a genius, and the other is sort of a joke. You, gentle reader, make the call. which one is which.  Their musical paths finally crossed, however, at a benefit show at the Echoplex in Los Angeles recently. While it’s not big news that Weird Al acquits himself nicely, it is really disconcerting how much Black Francis is beginning to resemble the “head bomb” from Total Recall. [Pitchfork]