The Magnetic Fields at the Pageant
[The Magnetic Fields'] sold-out Pageant show featured the core band of Merritt, Gonson, violist Sam Davol and guitarist John Woo, augmented by vocalist/autoharpist Shirley Simms. Merritt claims to hate touring and performing, but he's developed the kind of repartee and self-confidence that can only come with two decades of playing live. He actually seems more relaxed onstage than ever. Sitting on a stool on one side of the stage, sheet music open, he resembled the band's musical director rather than its leader, and it's a role that suits him well. Read the full review here.Felix Cartal at Sol Lounge
laser-light-drenched photos from the party.
Operation Food Search, was held on Saturday downtown, beginning at the new Old Post Office Plaza and carrying on to various check-points throughout downtown. Photographer Kholood Eid brings back this photo essay from the race, which included team names like "WTF Blankets," "The Village Idiots" and more.