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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
| September 10, 2010
Must be Marie
I’ve always loved Sydney Bourke’s contribution to Satellite Lot’s Second Summer album, and it’s great to see a band built around her excellent lead vocals with the indie-pop Marie Stella.
Marie Stella's debut EP full of pop and Trust
| June 04, 2010
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.
| January 01, 2010
A few days after I graduated from high school, the Internet showed up. "Well," I thought to myself. "That's just fucking great."
Brian King sings his life in Venus As a Boy
| August 28, 2009
Alt- together now
At some point during the recording of their new album, someone in the Broken Singles realized that Sarah Borges had been botching the chords to their cover of the Lemonheads' "Ride with Me."
Sarah Borges leaps ahead by getting back to basics
| April 10, 2009
Screaming Females | Power Move
A while back, New Jersey's Screaming Females achieved the prestigious distinction of coolest band ever to crash at my apartment.
Don Giovanni (2009)
| April 10, 2009
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
| March 17, 2009
You're the inspiration
| March 09, 2009
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
| March 09, 2009
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
MICHAEL BRODEUR AND CHRIS FARAONE
| December 30, 2008
WFNX has always been a maverick radio station.
You heard it here first
| December 01, 2008
Oddballs and noisemakers
Twenty years ago, the American Top 40 was nothing like Boston’s live music scene.
Looking back 20 years to the Pixies' Surfer Rosa and the beginning of the Best Music Poll
| May 07, 2008
A Jersey junket
Joe Harvard, East Boston native, made his bones in these parts, primarily as a producer and founding co-owner of Fort Apache studio.
Joe Harvard's rock-and-roll birthday
| January 08, 2008
Roots on the go
We wish Kip and the gang all the best as they embark on this magical food service/gig room gestalt.
The Liberty Elm; plus, Hello Mahalo, more
| November 06, 2007
Chairmen of the boards
Not unlike Swedish, Tagalog, and Esperanto, music is a language, with its own conjugations and (lewdly) dangling participles.
Our critics pick the 14 producers with the fattest, meanest beats
PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| October 18, 2007
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
| September 18, 2007
Little Papeet can't jump
L’affaire Papitto is one of those stories so stupid and ridiculous that no one could have made it up.
Octogenarian rap enthusiast roils Roger Williams University
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| July 18, 2007
They were, by definition, misfits.
Daydream Nation tops our list of 10 landmark albums that made indie rock
| July 16, 2007
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
| March 14, 2007
| February 27, 2007
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
| February 27, 2007
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
| February 21, 2007
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
| February 14, 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
| January 23, 2007
Like a constantly flowing river meandering through an ancient rock canyon, the Slip has been burrowing its music into the welcoming consciousness of today’s indie rock and jam audiences with a passionate, multi-hued, thoroughly intoxicating vibe.
The Slip broaden their horizon on Eisenhower
| November 28, 2006
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
| November 15, 2006
Donnelly on her previous bands
| October 30, 2006
The 40 greatest concerts in Boston history: 36
The Smiths | Opera House | June 14, 1985
| October 26, 2006
Good music, good causes
A few fund-raisers stand out on this week’s docket.
The Scuba Steve and PARL benefits; plus, the Jesse Minute
| October 10, 2006
Remembering Randy Hien
In an unfathomably cruel twist of fate, longtime Living Room owner Randy Hien was killed in a car accident on Monday, September 25.
A collection of anecdotes and heartfelt farewells
REMEMBERING RANDY HIEN
| September 28, 2006
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