Popular, influential, and cult musicians come through San Francisco every day. But it isn't every day when an event comes along that you know will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and serve a good cause.
On Monday, Philip Glass' Days and Nights Festival and local promoter (((folkYEAH!))) presen ... More >>
The Magnetic Fields
Saturday, March 24, 2012
The Fox Theater, Oakland
Better than: Whispering at the library.
On Saturday, the Magnetic Fields gave the mellowest performance six people have ever given at the Fox Theater in Oakland. Well, anyway, that's how it felt: Like one long, precious, and ver ... More >>
Odd Future is here, get used to it. Posse albums usually failed in
the past because the star rapper's cohorts are always such dickheads, but when
being dickheads is your selling point.... This unambitious
sampler might be where the Goblin-polarized legions get won
back. And don't think they're no ... More >>
The textures and melodrama of silent films always seizes me. I love the body language. The ambient tones. I love the speedy scores and heightened drama. Oh man, do I love how an old organ trills. So when I saw that Stephin Merritt of Magnetic Fields is scoring the 1916 silent film 20,000 Leagues U ... More >>
T Bone Burnett The San Francisco International Film Festival will fill theaters with the sound of music over the next two weeks. Launched yesterday, the 53rd edition of SFIFF promises both music-related films and live events, including an opening-weekend conversation with T Bone Burnett on Satur ... More >>
Marcelo KrasilcicIf you've listened to any amount of Magnetic Fields music, you know main man Stephin Merritt loves few things more than (playfully) reaming the idea of love. That being said, the droll lyricist and musician seems to truly love the Bay Area. At the end of this month, he has two sh ... More >>