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.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

SM Event, Interview

I just returned from seeing The Magnetic Fields three times on their Fall tour, and I will just say that they were spectacular as usual.  The show in Pontiac was absolutely the best show I've ever seen the band do.  To those of you whom I met, it was a pleasure one and all.  You can see the set list the band played for most of the nights here.  See select photos from the tour here and below you can watch The Magnetic Fields performing "Que Sera Sera" with Emma Straub.



Stephin Merritt discusses his particular distaste for necrophilia here.

Most excitingly, though, The Magnetic Fields will be performing at Life Along the Borderline: A Tribute to Nico.  The event was curated by John Cale of The Velvet Underground and takes place January 16 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.  Everyone should buy tickets for this amazing-sounding event here.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

SM Press Update

Stephin Merritt has done several interviews lately.  Riverfront Times interviews him here, where he discusses his love of shopping.  Minnesota Daily's interview is here.  The most interesting one, though, is the one from Gimme Noise, where Mr. Merritt discusses his love of Pauline Oliveros and his hatred of John Lennon's "Imagine."

 The Magnetic Fields' Fall tour starts tonight in Minneapolis with opener Gal Musette.  If you're in the area, I hope you're going.  This fair little blogger will be at the St. Louis, Pontiac and Pittsburgh shows. If you see an overly excited young gentleman in a suit and glasses, come say hello!

Friday, November 9, 2012

SM at 826NY Event

Stephin Merritt will be performing with a cavalcade of weirdos including Jonathan Franzen, Wyatt Cenac, Eugene Mirman and a whole lot more on December 7th at Union Hall.  The show is called "Rants & Other Suggestions," and is a benefit for 826NY.  Tickets and further information can be found here.