Stephin Merritt @ Hugo House, March 6


Anyone else out there a sucker for a good music/literature crossover? Hugo House director Lyall Bush will strike up a conversation with Stephin Merritt of the Magnetic Fields, March 6 at 8 p.m. Free!

Richard Hugo House Presents A Conversation with Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic Fields

Seattle—Richard Hugo House is pleased to announce a conversation with Stephin Merritt, lead singer and songwriter for The Magnetic Fields. This will be the first in an occasional series at Hugo House called “Songwriters on Writing.” Lyall Bush, Hugo House’s executive director, will hold the conversation with Merritt about his droll lyrics and, among other things, his boredom with love songs.

“We started commissioning new songs for our Hugo Literary Series,” says Bush. “This is a logical extension: interviewing songwriters as authors. I’m really looking forward to sitting down with Stephin.”

The event starts at 8 p.m. Admission is free.

About the artist

Stephin Merritt has released seven albums by his band The Magnetic Fields (including "69 Love Songs" and this month’s “Distortion”) and two albums from The 6ths. He also makes music under the names Future Bible Heroes and The Gothic Archies. Spin and Rolling Stone, along with dozens of major national magazines and newspapers, praised “69 Love Songs” as one of the best albums of 1999. Some called him the Cole Porter of his generation. (His favorite band is ABBA, to whom he credits his compositional impulses.)

Event listing

Mar. 6—Richard Hugo House presents “A Conversation with Stephin Merritt, of The Magnetic Fields.” “69 Love Songs’” singer/songwriter Stephin Merritt takes the stage with Hugo House’s executive director Lyall Bush to discuss Merritt’s droll lyrics and, among other things, his boredom with love songs. 8 p.m. FREE. 7 p.m. $7 ($5 members). 1634 11th Ave, (206) 322-7030

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