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, May 15, 2013

The Romance Studies Preview

Stephin Merritt is going to be part of an upcoming exhibit at The Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston called The Romance Studies.  Mr. Merritt is collaborating on the project with visual artist Ali Naschke-Messing and choreographer Rashaun Mitchell.  The Romance Studies premiers January 2014.

In the mean time, however, you can purchase tickets for a sneak preview of the residency here.  During this preview, which will happen on July 18, the three will be sharing songs and ideas that will likely come to full fruition in the completed exhibit.  Details of exactly what this will entail are scarce, but this is exciting nonetheless!  If any of you gentle readers attend the preview, I would love to hear back a report!!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Future Bible Heroes Announce Summer Tour!

Future Bible Heroes will be going on a North American tour this summer!!  The band will, like at the already-announced Bell House show, lack Stephin Merritt but these shows are bound to be amazing nontheless.  Here's to hoping Mr. Merritt is sitting this tour out not only due to lack of interest, but also due to being close to the completion of the musical he is writing with Daniel Handler!

The touring band will consist of Claudia Gonson, Christopher Ewen, Shirley Simms and Anthony Kaczynski.  A full list of dates can be found here.  If you're at the Chicago show, come say hi to this overly eager little blogger!!