On Monday I’m going to see The Magnetic Fields at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in the CNE. I’ve never been there… I’ve also never been as excited to see a band since I went to see Paul McCartney for the first time. I really have no idea what to expect. I’ve yet to hear Realism yet, as I’m waiting until I can get my hands on a copy (I don’t want to buy the CD, I’d rather just buy the vinyl with a CD, but I haven’t heard from Criminal Records yet that it’s arrived). I don’t know what kind of material they’ll perform… new stuff, lots from 69 Love Songs, will there be any of Stephin’s solo material, or Future Bible Heroes songs, maybe Gothic Archies songs, maybe 6ths songs. Mr. Merritt has perhaps the largest collection of musicians who have only been performing for 20 years.
I might be at this show!
I’ll be there with Natalia (Cheap Speakers). Say hi if you’re at the show, and I really hope you enjoy it, because Stephin is perfection.
I’m slightly obsessed.
The Queen Liz isn’t too bad. In terms of era and vibe inside not unlike the O’Keefe, maybe, tho more intimate. Budget some extra time to walk over from the streetcar loop and to find the damned thing (or, at least, if you’re as CNE-challenged as I am), esp. if you want to get there in time for Laura Barrett.
I heard this one is assigned seating? It was a bit too pricey for me, so I passed on it, tho now I have a bit of the non-buyer’s regret.