Tuesday, February 16, 2010
The screening times for the SXSW premiere of Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and The Magnetic Fields have been announced! The film will be showing at the Alamo Lamar at 2:40pm on March 18 and at 7:45pm on March 20. I am going to try very hard to go, but my chances are looking bleak. If you want to Paypal some $$$ to the_hymen_of_reality at yahoo dot com, though, that would certainly be very cool. But, of course, I'm kidding. But, only slightly.
Washington City Paper has posted this really fascinating article dissecting The Magnetic Fields' feminist influence; its focus is on Distortion, but it argues that the band is feminist as a whole. It is very much a worthwhile read.
The show at BAM got rave reviews! Stereogum posted this mini-review of the show from whence the above picture was shamelessly stolen. The NY Press has nothing but nice things to say about the show. But, by far the best review of the show, and of any show thus far in my opinion, is this one from NPR. The author is clearly a diehard fan of Mr. Merritt's work and gets across exactly what I felt the first time I saw The Fields perhaps better than I could myself. I dig it a lot.
The Magnetic Fields' tour and We Are Having a Hootenanny are both on a week-long hiatus. Things will pick back up on February 21 in good ol' Portland, OR.