Stephin Merritt & Daniel Handler performing live score to Tod Browning film ‘The Unholy Three’ in NYC
The Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt has composed a score to Tod Browning's 1925 silent film The Unholy Three, which stars Lon Chaney, and he'll be performing it with the film at NYC's Town Hall on Saturday, May 18. For the live score, he'll be joined by Lemony Snicket author Daniel Handler on accordion and Pinky Weitzman on viola. Tickets for this one-night-only performance go on sale Thursday, March 14 at noon.
Tod Browning, who is known for his cult film Freaks and 1931's Dracula starring Bela Lugosi, directed this film about a sideshow ventriloquist, a dwarf and a circus strongman who "form a conspiracy known as 'The Unholy Three' and commit a series of robberies." You can watch a clip from the film below.
The Magnetic Fields most recent album was Merritt's 2017 autobiographical opus, 50 Song Memoir.