Smart Bets: 69 Love songs

It's almost Valentine’s Day, which means it's time for love songs. How about 69 of them? On Saturday, Feb. 11, eight local bands perform the entirely of The Magnetic Fields' 1999 three-disc concept album, 69 Love Songs. That songwriter Stephin Merritt told the press that the collection is "not remotely an album about love" shouldn't dampen anyone's romantic spirits. Kovacs and the Polar Bear, Electric Owls, Jeff Santiago y Los Gatos Negros, Now You See Them, Holiday Childress with Chuck and Stephanie from Stephaniesid, Wilson The Rocker, Pilgrim and Jay Martin & the New Euphemisms all take the stage at Grey Eagle. 8 p.m. $10 in advance or $13 day of show.


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