For just a second, set aside the task of deciding whether Stephin Merritt is being sincere or ironic. His preoccupation on most Magnetic Fields songs is anxiety: negotiating the desire to live in public with the crippling fear of it. The new Magnetic Fields album, 50 Song Memoir (Nonesuch), is a triumph on this front—these […]
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Reader’s Agenda Wed 7/17: VisionFest5: Johnny 5 Is Alive, a David Lynch dance tribute, and Future Bible Heroes
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Wednesday, July 17
Irony-free zone, part two: “Kites Are Fun”
Kites are fun, and dis Miss Kelly Hogan at your peril, asshole.
This is an irony-free zone
Some babbling about the Magnetic Fields
Smile! Tickets still available for the Magnetic Fields tonight
Last night’s show was awesome!
The long-overdue return of Kelly Hogan
Kelly Hogan releases her first new album in 11 years on June 5.
This Week’s Movie Action
New reviews and notable screenings in this week’s issue.
The Magnetic Fields (Mostly) Unplugged
Concert Review: Magnetic Fields at Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 3/7
The List: March 4-10, 2010
Critic’s Choices and other notable concerts: The Magnetic Fields, Katherine Young, Atomic, Goatwhore, Efterklang, the Gunshy, and more
Whitesnake and Other Underwear Moisteners
Gossip Wolf: David Coverdale’s undiminished ego, the next Iron & Wine record, Kid Sister’s Olympic fever, and more