Tag Archives: Kristin Hersh

Live Video: Throwing Muses

“Seriously? Another song?” Kristin Hersh, frontwoman for Throwing Muses, teased KEXP’s DJ El Toro (a.k.a. Kurt Reighley) in mock-exasperation during their in-studio session, “We are so old, Kurt -- why are you doing this?” The veteran alt-rock legends are doing it for their latest release, Purgatory/Paradise, their first new album in a decade, and theirRead more...

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Live Review: Throwing Muses at the Triple Door 2/26/14

I feel like I need to preface everything in this review with the phrase, “I don’t mean this in a bad way, but...” For example: I gotta say it was a little strange seeing the veteran rockers Throwing Muses at the classy, beautiful Triple Door. The band’s new album, Purgatory/Paradise, is... well, it’s angry! SongsRead more...

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Sharing her medicine: Kristin Hersh makes music for and with her fans

Interview by A.V. Crofts I am sitting across a table from Kristin Hersh at Empire Dine and Dance in Portland, Maine. She’s here to headline. I’m here because of Twitter. Hersh gets social media. I am one of her nearly 100,000 Twitter followers. The Throwing Muses founder, along with her power guitar trio 50FOOTWAVE, andRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

Another fantastic week of live music lies ahead. On Monday night, we warm up with Three Mile Pilot and Dramady at the Tractor. Wednesday night, the super talented Allen Stone plays a free in-store at Easy Street Records in Queen Anne, while The Very Best and Seye are at the Crocodile, and Brown Bird and Spoonshine play the Tractor.Read more...

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Kristin Hersh: Rat Girl Live!

In 1985, Kristin Hersh was a eighteen-year-old kid, sleeping in her car or abandoned apartments, playing shows every week with her band Throwing Muses. In one tumultuous year, she would be signed to major label, diagnosed as bipolar, and become pregnant. This is the story told in her new memoir, Rat Girl. In 2010, KristinRead more...

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Under the Covers: Kristin Hersh’s Rat Girl

Presenting “Under the Covers,” a new column that takes an in-depth look at album covers drawn by comic book artists, and the musicians who hook up with them. We’re kicking off this column with a two-fer: musician Kristin Hersh and Gilbert Hernandez of Love & Rockets. Gilbert (affectionately referred to as “Beto” through the interview)Read more...

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