A blog devoted to the works of Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic Fields, The 6ths, Future Bible Heroes, The Gothic Archies, et al. This blog will feature news related to his work, as well as occasional fanboy gushes from the author. Thank you for stopping by, and may all your dreams come true.

Friday, August 24, 2012

SM Film Screening

On September 21, City Winery in New York City will be hosting Stephin Merritt for a film screening and interview.  The film has yet to be announced, but it will be a film of Mr. Merritt's choosing, the contents of which will be discussed with him afterward.  Also up for discussion will be how film has effected Mr. Merritt's art and career.  More information and links to purchase tickets can be found here. Mr. Merritt is a former film student and has very good taste in film in general, so I'm sure this event will be tons of fun.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A Couple New Events

The Magnetic Fields have announced an additional tour date for the Fall in Minneapolis, MN at First Avenue.  Tickets go on sale this Friday and can be found here, along with additional information.

Also, Stephin Merritt shares a headline with Diddy for what I imagine will be the first and last time here.  Mr. Merritt will be performing at the Big Gay Ice Cream Shop's one-year anniversary.  The Big Gay Ice Cream people have a history with the band, the proprietor having played on Mr. Merritt's Showtunes.

Monday, August 6, 2012

TMF at Moogfest 2012

The Magnetic Fields' additional full-band appearance for the Fall has been announced!  The band will be playing Moogfest 2012 in Asheville, NC.  The festival will be taking place October 26th and 27th, with The Magnetic Fields playing on the last night.  Tickets can be purchased here.

Tracey Thorn, who you perhaps know from this song, will be releasing a Christmas album this October.  Among the many songs she will be covering is Stephin Merritt's "Like A Snowman," originally penned for Kiki & Herb's Christmas show.  Additional details can be found here.  I, for one, am very excited that this wonderful song will be heard by a wider audience than ever before, as it's always been amongst my favorite of Mr. Merritt's songs.