Tag Archives: Stephin Merritt

Under the Spell of Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt & the Magnetic Fields

Earlier this summer, KEXP was proud to present the “Face the Music” series as part of the annual Seattle International Film Festival. We were especially excited about one film in particular, making its Northwest debut: Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt & the Magnetic Fields. Not only are the Magnetic Fields a favorite band of KEXP listeners,Read more...

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SIFF “Face the Music” Review: Stephin Merritt plays 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

SIFF’s Face the Music series continued on Wednesday night when Stephin Merritt came to the Paramount Theatre to perform music to the 1916 silent film 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Accompanying Merritt was Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket), for whom Merritt wrote songs to accompany Handler’s A Series of Unfortunate Events books, as well asRead more...

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SIFF “Face the Music” preview: Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and The Magnetic Fields

Strange Powers directed by Kerthy Fix and Gail O’Hara (USA, 85 minutes) Festival Screenings: June 6, 9:30 PM, SIFF Cinema June 7, 4:00 PM, SIFF Cinema

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Thursday News Threads

In somewhat interesting though, in retrospect, largely unimportant news, Radiohead was encouraged by their management to split up prior to releasing In Rainbows. According to Brian Message of Courtyard Management, the band couldn’t put their written songs to tape. If only more managers were like Courtyard... Multi-instrumentalist and former member of Wilco, Jay Bennett, isRead more...

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