Tag Archives: Stephin Merritt

Live Review: Stephin Merritt with Calvin Johnson at Benaroya Hall 5/13/15

There are very few artists who can pull off what Stephin Merritt did this night at Benaroya Hall: a 26-song set with the song titles performed alphabetically, from A (“Andrew in Drag”) to Z (“Zombie Boy”). Songs were culled from his extensive catalog of not only his most well-known project, The Magnetic Fields, but alsoRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, May 11th: • Willis Earl Beal, Skin Lies, Rowe at The Sunset // 21+ (more info) • Songwriter Sessions: curated by Kris Orlowski at Barboza // 21+ (more info)

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KEXP Suggests: Other Stuff at Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival

Yeah, yeah, sure — The Replacements, Wu-Tang, Elvis Costello… Everyone knows how amazing this year’s musical line-up is for the 2014 Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival, but, Bumbershoot has always been more than just the tunes. Let’s take a closer look at some of the art exhibits, lectures, and comedy shows you can check outRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Album, schmalbum. Modest Mouse fans have been waiting for news on a follow-up to the band’s 2007 breakout, We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank, and instead the humble rodents have announced a cross-country tour! Sure, why not. Chances are, attendees will hear some new material in the set list; the band debuted threeRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Future Bible Heroes @ Tractor Tavern 7/12

The acerbic, poetic Stephin Merritt is simply too prolific for just one band: when not writing for Magnetic Fields, he also dabbles in side projects like The 6ths, Gothic Archies, and Future Bible Heroes, who are performing this Friday, July 12th at the Tractor Tavern in Ballard. Future Bible Heroes reunites him with his MagneticRead more…

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You Can Power Live at KEXP Volume Nine!

I still get chills when I think back to the 2011 KEXP in-studio when 4AD veterans Brendan Perry (Dead Can Dance) and Robin Guthrie (Cocteau Twins) performed Tim Buckley’s “Song to the Siren.”  I can only assume I did something really unselfish in a previous life in order to wind up right there in the roomRead more…

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Live Video: The Magnetic Fields

It had to be one of the strangest sessions ever recorded at KEXP, but that’s hardly surprising given the idiosyncratic nature of principle songwriter of The Magnetic Fields, Stephin Merritt. After soundchecking in our studio and then discovering the men’s room’s superior acoustics, Stephin requested a change. And he was right: unusual of a venueRead more…

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Out This Week 8/23

Though the hot summer months (or “month” here in Seattle) are usually the slowest for new releases — and according to Largehearted Boy this week’s list is one of the shortest of the year — there are plenty of great new albums hitting record store shelves today. Think of it as a summer concentrate, which,Read more…

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Weird At My School: Big Gay Podcast 2011

When I read the opening paragraphs of Frank Bruni’s editorial for the Sunday New York Times, for a moment I thought the Op-Ed contributor had been flipping through my diary: IN the mid-1980s, when I was in college, what concerned and frustrated my peers and me was how few states had basic statutes forbidding discriminationRead more…

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Interview: The Strange Powers of Stephin Merritt & the Magnetic Fields

I still remember the first time Stephin Merritt visited the KEXP studios a couple of years ago. He performed alone, sitting on one of our creaky chairs, ukulele in hand, but he was trailed by a two-person camera crew, who I was delighted to learn were film directors Gail O’Hara and Kerthy Fix. Earlier thisRead more…

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