Claudia Gonson

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    Curtiss A still angry about Stephin Merritt's John Lennon diss

    Photo by Erik Hess Stephin Merritt's comments about John Lennon enraged Curtiss AIt turns out that Curtiss A has almost as much distaste for the Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt as Merritt has for "Imagine" by John Lennon. In a Gimme Noise interview conducted by Monica LaPlante last year, the droll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    The Magnetic Fields at First Avenue, 11/13/12

    The Magnetic Fields With Gal Musette First Avenue, Minneapolis November 13, 2012 Anyone who goes to a performance by the Magnetic Fields should be prepared to have their heart broken a time or two during the set. God knows that the band sure has experienced it over their distinguished 20-plus years ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    Gal Musette on the Magnetic Fields, writing 70 songs, and having a thick skin

    Most 14-year-olds aren't plotting which songs to include in a set opening for the Magnetic Fields. Yet, this is exactly what San Clemente artist Gal Musette is doing. Inspired by her father, who played the band's music for her in her formative years and the band's 69 Love Songs project, wherein they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Magnetic Fields documentary screening this week at the Cedar

    ​Unlike his heroes Doris Day, Ella Fitzgerald and Abba, who "wrote incredibly simple songs with extremely well worked arrangements giving every song an iconic quality you couldn't believe it hadn't been done before," Stephin Merritt has remained an enigma and somewhat still obscure genius of conte ... More >>

  • Music

    June 7, 2000
  • Music

    October 27, 1999

    Sixty-Nine Ways to Lose Your Lover

    The sprawling new triple-album by the Magnetic Fields is a many-splendored thing