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.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Press Update

Stephin Merritt is doing some press to promote The Magnetic Fields' current tour, some of which is very, very good.  Namely, this interview with WNCW, wherein Mr. Merritt confirms that the next Future Bible Heroes is nearing completion, with an estimated arrival next Spring.  This news alone makes me as giddy as you might imagine, gentle reader.

The Dinner Party podcast has re-posted their interview with Mr. Merritt from earlier in the year, so if you didn't hear it then, get on it now.

Shuffle Magazine interviews Mr. Merritt here, featuring some fascinating little tidbits for sure.  Namely, Mr. Merritt says "When Rihanna discovers Dylan, she could become a great songwriter."  As confounding a statement as Mr. Merritt's ever made, though not one with which I am inclined to disagree.

Lastly, Mr. Merritt interviews Daniel Handler The Phoenix here.  Mr. Handler's nom de plume Lemony Snicket has a new book out entitled Who Could That Be at This Hour? and you should all go out and buy it right now because Mr. Handler is absolutely fabulous and deserves his book to be a bestseller.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

TMF Signing in Asheville

This Saturday, the 27th, The Magnetic Fields will be playing Moogfest in Asheville, NC.  Before the show, though, at 1:00pm, they will make a rare in-store signing appearance at Harvest Records.  More information can be found on the Facebook page for the event here.

Tomorrow night will be the first show of The Magnetic Fields' Fall 2012 tour in Hudson, NY (the only show of the tour to feature fabulous opener Kenny Mellman, I might add).  Find tickets and further information here.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Detroit Show Relocation

The November 15th Magnetic Fields show in Detroit has been relocated from the Rosemont Theatre to the Crofoot Ballroom in Pontiac, MI.  Most notably, the show is now in a general admission venue.  Those of us who originally purchased Gold Circle level tickets will be compensated with a free drink, a signed TMF poster, and early entry into the venue.

Friday, October 19, 2012

SM on the radio, Claudia Gonson event

Stephin Merritt just made an appearance on the WRPI radio show The Quest of Life.  If you missed it, though, no worries, the show is archived in podcast form here.

Claudia Gonson will be appearing at an all-too-enticing celebrity chef tasting called Rhythm & Soul.  To my understanding, Ms. Gonson will be one of a myriad hosts for the event.

Also, tickets are sold out for John Wesley Harding's Cabinet of Wonders Show tonight at City Winery. Stephin Merritt will be there playing four songs, so good on you if you were able to get tickets in time!

To tack on another in a series of very short paragraphs, don't forget that The Magnetic Fields' fall tour starts in just a few days in Hudson, NY!  Get tickets and info for the shows here.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

TMF to play Boston New Year's Eve

On December 31st, The Magnetic Fields will be playing at the First Night Festival in Boston, MA.  The show will be at the Symphony Hall at 9:00pm, and more information can be found here.

Might I add that December 31st is a certain blogger's birthday?  And might I also add that said blogger is also shameless and would be willing to pander to his readers were they to offer him, say, a plane ticket as a birthday present?  Just throwing that out there, folks.