Wednesday, February 10, 2010

BlogAsheville Pick: 69 Love Songs Live

Saturday at the Grey Eagle local musicians gather to perform the Magnetic Fields' quirky three-volume concept album 69 Love Songs in order, all the way through.

Great article on the event here from Mountain Xpress including interviews with the bands on their relationship to the songs and the album.

The story goes like this: Stephin Merritt sat at an Upper East Side piano bar, drinking alone and writing songs. And lo, the idea came. He would write a musical revue, a comprehensive survey of "every kind of song there is to be written about love, from country to punk to krautrock to Irish folk ballad." This according to Our Noise: The Story of Merge Records, the label that released the three-album set in 1999.

The all-local lineup includes, in order:
  • Electric Owls
  • Fox-Teeth
  • Erika Jane & Remember the Bees
  • Wilson the Rocker
  • Now You See Them
  • Pilgrim
  • Night's Bright Colors
  • Aaron Price and Gladhammer
  • Jay Martin
Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door, on sale now at Harvest Records, Orbit DVD, Static Age, The Grey Eagle & available online here.

Show is 8-11 pm, standing room only (not a seated show). Stay tuned for info about a live webstream...

Presented by Chall Gray and James Richards along with Harvest Records.

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Sample Magnetic Fields song: "I Don't Want to Get Over You"


Kali said...

Sorry I don't live in Asheville...sounds like a hoot and a holler. Who's doing my favorite, "Papa Was a Rodeo"?

chall gray said...

That would be the ever popular and entertaing Pilgrim.

Savascha said...

I hope someone posts some pictures somewhere, everyone looked awesome up on stage all decked out!