A live cover
act, sponsored by Mother West Records, featuring Magnetic Fields Stephin Merritt
, LD Beghtol
, Dudley Klute
and lots of ukulele
s. They've performed twice so far - two sets at Tonic in May 1999
, featuring mostly Magnetic Fields and Flare
(LD's band) songs, and "...Sing the Saddest Songs They Know" in February 2000
, in which the three covered...well...the saddest songs they knew.
Their third annual
outing is set for 1 April 2001
, with the theme of "Songs From the Movies." LD has promised us "Somewhere Over the Rainbow
," and threatened us with Björk
's "I've Seen It All
." Personally, I can't wait.
They've been accompanied in the past by James Jacobs on cello
and Daniel Handler
. The next concert will feature Kenny Mellman
(Herb of Kiki and Herb infamy
) on the keys.