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Review: Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields

Stephin Merritt, the inscrutable and reluctant frontman of Magnetic Fields, is short, gay, and owns a chihuahua. Otherwise, details are scarce.
Slim portrait of a mysterious, monosyllabic man
By CARLY CARIOLI  |  April 23, 2010

Review: Magnetic Fields live Wilbur

“Similarly, here’s another song about miserable death,” Stephen Merritt drolly informed us between songs.
Magnetic Fields, live Wilbur Theatre, February 11, 2010
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  February 19, 2010

The sneaky flutes are back

I'm on the phone with Damon Tutunjian, one founder of the Boston indie-rock band Swirlies, and he's helping me to understand the Sneaky Flute Empire.
Swirlies revisit a legacy of noisy goodness
By RICHARD BECK  |  February 24, 2009

Lonely hearts night

Merritt had a tummy ache from dinner at Porter Exchange. (“So don’t fuck with me,” he warned.)
The Magnetic Fields at Somerville Theatre, February 14, 2008
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  February 19, 2008

Cold remedies

One suspects all colds are terrible in the world of Stephin Merritt.
Stephin Merritt warms up on Distortion
By MATT ASHARE  |  January 07, 2008