LIVE: The Magnetic Fields @ Club Helsinki, 10/25/12

October 31st, 2012, 4:00 pm by Greg

The Magnetic Fields @ Club Helsinki, 10/25/12 (photo by Jason Spiro)

Review and photographs by Jason Spiro

This past Thursday, the Magnetic Fields appeared at Club Helsinki in Hudson. I heard about the show less than a week beforehand from a my-old-school acquaintance via Facebook. and within minutes I purchased a ticket.

For reasons that escape me now, I neglected to see this band at either their last Club Helsinki or Beacon Theater appearances earlier in the year. These dates followed the release of their latest record, Love at the Bottom of the Sea. I remember listening to this record, and at the time, I enjoyed the songs but didn’t fully grasp either the brilliance of the songwriting or the entirely appropriate, sonorous, technically able arrangements.

Revisiting this last album’s material reinforced as correct my otherwise snap decision to attend the concert – although, the live presentation of this and other selections from the band’s oeuvre was entirely different from recorded versions.

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The Magnetic Fields Return to Club Helsinki

August 1st, 2012, 10:00 am by Greg

Back in March, acclaimed chamber-popsters the Magnetic Fields kicked off their hotly anticipated spring tour with a knock-out concert at Club Helsinki in Hudson. The show sold-out weeks in advance. (Read our review…)

And obviously Stephin Merrit and his bandmates had a good time. As they wrote on their tour blog, “We all agreed that it would be better if we skipped the rest of the tour and just stayed in Hudson.”

Now the Magnetic Fields are gearing up to launch their fall tour, and guess who’s got the opening date? Yup, that would be Club Helsinki once again. The band’s return is slated for 8pm on Thursday, October 25. Priced at $30, tix are now on sale.

And if you want to see this show, you’d better get your tix pronto…

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