Click Track: Magnetic Fields

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 01/12/2011

Riffs: Picking 13 bands for an "Our Band Could Be Your Life" sequel

Superchunk is still going, but would have to be in a '90s indie rock tome. (Lexi Mitchell) On Thursday night, Grant Hart, former drummer/songwriter for hardcore/alt-rock godfathers Husker Du performs at the Black Cat. This got us thinking about Michael...

By David Malitz  |  12:15 PM ET, 01/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Riffs | Tags:  Flaming Lips, Guided By Voices, Magnetic Fields, Neutral Milk Hotel, Pavement, Superchunk, Unrest

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 02/05/2010

In concert: Magnetic Fields

Stephin Merritt and Magnetic Fields performed for an enraptured crowd at Lisner Auditorium Thursday night. (All photos by Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) By Dave McKenna Rhyming matters to Stephin Merritt as much as it does a typical rapper. Going through his amazing...

By David Malitz  |  01:00 PM ET, 02/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Magnetic Fields

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 02/01/2010

Week ahead: Magnetic Fields, Lil Wayne's "Rebirth"

Magnetic Fields play at Lisner Auditorium on Thursday. In concert: Grumpy pop genius Stephin Merritt brings the Magnetic Fields to Lisner Auditorium on Thursday. New album "Realism" isn't the band's finest hour (it would probably rank very last if...

By David Malitz  |  06:00 PM ET, 02/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Future days | Tags:  Hot Chip, Lil Wayne, Magnetic Fields

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 01/26/2010

Album Review: The Magnetic Fields, "Realism"

By Allison Stewart "Realism," the last release in the Magnetic Fields' "no synths" trilogy, follows 2008's less-loved "Distortion," a droney, feedback-heavy offering often compared, and not favorably, to the lesser works of the Jesus and Mary Chain. "Realism" is...

By David Malitz  |  08:00 AM ET, 01/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Quick spins | Tags:  Magnetic Fields