Today let’s have a look at Kristin Hersh who plays the Iron Horse this Thursday at 7PM with openers Oweihops.
“Kristin Hersh stares. With a look of concentrated terror, clutching her guitar to her body and swaying to her own haunting and melodic music, one wonders if she is trying to look outward or inward, trying to protect or expose herself. For Kristin Hersh, it
Kristin Hersh and Tanya Donnelly founded Throwing Muses back in 1984 or so in
Tanya Donnelly and Kristin Hersh as Throwing Muses made some great albums that in their time were every bit as popular, maybe even more so, than the Pixies whose breakthrough came later and (oddly) retroactively. The women eventually disbanded the Muses and aside from occasional reunions have been making music individually ever since that is never less than interesting and frequently stunning. Kristin is a delightfully odd bird with her impressionistic, sometimes hallucinatory lyrics. She has said that she writes from a point of view outside of her personality. “Songwriting is about shutting up instead of talking, saying things that I don
Local ensemble Oweihops conjure bands like Low, Songs: Ohia, Scud Mountain Boys (Joe Pernice), and John Fahey and as such are a great fit for this spellbinding evening of music.
Tickets for Kristen Hersh plus Oweihops at the Iron Horse this Thursday at 7PM are available at the