The Magnetic Fields at Loews Jersey Theatre (10/23/08)
Photos: Tim Griffin
The Magnetic Fields ended their short fall US tour tonight (Oct 26) at the Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University, but on Thursday night they were over at the Loews Jersey Theatre playing their fifth “local” show since the release of Distortion (though it was really only their second time back here since the album came out) .
Here’s what another random blogger had to say about the show:
Magnetic Fields took the stage shortly after 9 PM, and treated the audience to songs throughout Stephin Merritt’s prolific career: several songs from Distortion (“California Girls,” “Old Fools,” “Drive On Driver,” “Zombie Boy,” “Courtesans,” “The Nun’s Litany,” “Too Drunk To Dream”, with “Old Fools” benefitting most noticeably from being given the chamber pop treatment), tasty morsels from 69 Love Songs (“Papa Was a Rodeo,” “The Book of Love,” “All My Little Words,” “No One Will Ever Love You,” “Grand Canyon,” probably others), a song from I, a few song from different film projects, “Lovers From the Moon” from the first Magnetic Fields album, and likely a bunch of stuff I’m forgetting. There were two sets divided by a 15 minute intermission, and a three song encore that opened with the mostly-instrumental “Three Way.” [Tuddd’s Muddd]
More of Tim’s pictures after the jump.