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Kristin Hersh at Knight Memorial Library


Kristin Hersh is one of the more fascinating characters to emerge from the Rhode Island music scene. The singer is well-known for leading Throwing Muses,...
By webteam  |  November 03, 2010

Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Kristin Hersh, Dean Wareham, Joe Pernice added to Boston Book Festival nightcap


The second annual BOSTON BOOK FESTIVAL lineup is already beyond ridiculous -- go check out the lineup -- but now we can release the details...
By Carly Carioli  |  September 23, 2010
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Interview: Kristin Hersh revisits the early days of Throwing Muses in her new memoir, Rat Girl

Twenty-five years ago, Kristin Hersh was a guitarist, singer, and songwriter from Newport whose band Throwing Muses was building a rep for riveting shows around Providence and Boston.
Turmoil and triumph
By EVELYN MCDONNELL  |  September 10, 2010
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52 ways to leave 2009

Your usual lackadaisical approach to New Year's Eve — just see what happens and go with the flow — is not going to cut it this year. Sure, the end of this decade may not have the same kind of new-millennium pressure riding on it as the last one, b
Get your New Year's Eve down to an Auld Lang science.
By SHAULA CLARK  |  January 01, 2010
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Heather Woods Broderick | From the Ground

Let not the minimalist packaging of Heather Woods Broderick’s From the Ground mislead you into assuming it’s some sort of heady ambient work that you’ll get around to next time you’re cleaning — as happened to me.
Preservation (2009)
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  November 20, 2009
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Reunited and it feels so . . . heavy

Lead Throwing Muse Kristin Hersh has often said that she doesn't write her songs so much as channel them, so it wasn't surprising that at times it felt like tonight's sold-out crowd was witnessing an onstage exorcism.
Throwing Muses, live at the Middle East Downstairs, March 14, 2009
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  March 17, 2009


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Counting backwards

When we listen to a song, whether it's an old favorite or a new sound, we rarely consider the circuitous path that the tune has taken to reach our ears.
Throwing Muses blow minds even as they push 30
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  March 09, 2009
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On with the shows . . .

If freezing your ass off builds character, music fans should prepare to develop way too much character over the next few months.
Winter 2009's got plenty in store
By MICHAEL BRODEUR AND CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 30, 2008
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Black Mountain

The band’s sound comes together best on the opening track, “Stormy High,” which, rather than inspiring you to space out, pulls you out of your seat with its relentless monster garage riffage.

In the Future | Jagjaguwar


By RYAN STEWART  |  April 08, 2008

Then and now

It’s not exactly a stroll down Memory Lane, but pretty close to it.
Listening to A State of Blue
By BOB GULLA  |  February 06, 2008
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Fallout joys

In his newly published The Sound of Our Town: A History of Boston Rock & Roll , Phoenix contributor Brett Milano explores the evolution of the local music scene.
When the Nirvana explosion rocked Boston
By BRETT MILANO  |  September 18, 2007


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Boston music news: April 20, 2007

“I wake up in the middle of the night and the reality of what happened hits me,” says Beatlejuice drummer Muzz.
Notes on Beatlejuice, Kristin Hersh, Scissormen, and more
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  April 17, 2007

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The essentials
By BRETT MILANO  |  February 27, 2007
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A muse amused

There are a few good reasons to admire Kristin Hersh’s latest solo album, Learn To Sing like a Star . Hersh's bar: The essentials. By Brett Milano
Kristin Hersh discovers the bright side of life
By BRETT MILANO  |  February 27, 2007
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Going on sale: March 2, 2007

Jonatha Brooke, Damien Rice, Rasputina, and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  February 26, 2007
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Songs of catharsis

London’s Soho Arts Theatre is a tiny, buttoned-up venue in the heart of that city’s venerable theatre district.
Kristin Hersh runs the emotional gamut on Learn to Sing Like a Star
By ANDREA FELDMAN  |  February 21, 2007


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Tanya’s new Life

Nearly three years have passed since formerly local heroine Tanya Donelly issued her last record, 2004’s Whisky Tango Ghosts.
Donelly is looking at music with fresh eyes
By BOB GULLA  |  February 14, 2007
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Top 10 local CDs, February 16, 2007

Dropkick Murphys, WFNX Wicked Good Boston Bands, Clouds and more
As reported by Newbury Comics
By TOP 10 BOSTON CDS  |  February 13, 2007
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Top 10 local CDs, February 4, 2007

Piebald, Since the Flood, Dropkick Murphys, and more.
As reported by Newbury Comics
By TOP 10 BOSTON CDS  |  February 06, 2007
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Top 10 local CDs, January 28, 2007

Piebald, Kristen Hersh, Dear Leader, and more.
As reported by Newbury Comics
By TOP 10 BOSTON CDS  |  February 01, 2007

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Where to go in Nashville
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  January 24, 2007


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Top 10 Boston CDs, December 10, 2006

Guster,  James Taylor, Staind, and more.
  As reported by Newbury Comics
By TOP 10 BOSTON CDS  |  December 13, 2006
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Motley crews

The history of Boston rock and roll begins with these immortal words: “Ding! Dong! Ding ding dong! Ka-ding dong, ding dong ding!”
A short history of Boston rock
By BRETT MILANO  |  November 15, 2006
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Kristin Hersh’s family affair

It’s a family affair. Really.
Throwing Muses, 50 Foot Wave, and Bullseye
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  August 15, 2006
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Boston music news: August 11, 2006

Greg “Skeggy” Kendall is best known in town for his music, both playing it and promoting it. Bullseye, "Duck Taped Shut" (mp3) Aberdeen City, "God Is Going to Get Sick of Me" (mp3)
Notes on Bullseye and Aberdeen City
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  August 08, 2006
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Going on sale: June 30, 2006

Double your Kristin Hersh pleasure
Breaking news from the concert-ticket trade
By EDITORIAL  |  June 27, 2006