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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

Review: Eugene Mirman's "Wonders" at the Brattle


 There were no Fiji mermaids or dog-faced boys to be found at the “Cabinet of Wonders” show at...
By Shaula Clark  |  March 30, 2009

You're the inspiration



By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  March 09, 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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Boston boy

For a brief moment recently, Brian Sullivan’s musical career came full circle.
Brian Sullivan is Dylan in the Movies
By GEORGIANA COHEN  |  March 24, 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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Youth or consequences

The Click Five are sequestered somewhere inside Q Division studio, and Girl Authority are seated in a circle in the lounge area, scheming a way to meet the lead singer. Girl Authority, "This Is My Day" (mp3)
Girl Authority wrestle with success
By SHARON STEEL  |  March 14, 2007

Hersh's bar


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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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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Nashville underground

Solomon Burke’s no stranger to Nashville. Music city dos: Where to go in Nashville. By Ted Drozdowski
There’s more to the Music City than Alan Jackson and Toby Keith
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  January 24, 2007


Boston music news: January 26, 2007

Not long ago, John Virant, label president at Rounder, was chatting up the nine-girl Boston pop group Girl Authority to Tanya Donelly.
Notes on the Tanya Donelly-Girl Authority connection, and the next Darkbuster Hometown Throwup
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  January 23, 2007
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Heard ’round here

There were lots of great records to choose from, so I decided not to limit the list to 10 selections.
15 reasons to be cheerful
By BOB GULLA  |  December 20, 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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Balm’s away

Karma is in full force on the morning Tanya Donelly and I meet at Carbury’s coffee shop in Arlington to talk about her new music. Tanya tunes: Donnelly on her previous bands. By Ted Drozdowski
Tanya Donelly’s This Hungry Life
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  October 31, 2006
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Top ten Boston CDs: week of October 29, 2006

Street Dogs, Tanya Donelly, the Lemonheads, and more.
As reported by Newbury Comics
By TOP 10 BOSTON CDS  |  October 31, 2006


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Donnelly on her previous bands
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  October 30, 2006
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Top ten Boston CDs: week of October 22, 2006

Aerosmith, Tanya Donnelly, the Lemonheads, Diecast, Sebadoh, and more.
As reported by Newbury Comics
By TOP 10 BOSTON CDS  |  October 24, 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