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Calendar Pick: Kristin Hersh

Kristin Hersh

Singer-songwriter and musician Kristin Hersh of the ‘80s and ‘90s alternative rock band Throwing Muses will be joined by former bandmate of the same group Fred Abong. Abong’s solo work highlights his artistry as a singer-songwriter while maintaining the raw, gritty alternative energy of the bands he’s played with. Hersh’s 2018 solo album Possible Dust Clouds is described as “enveloping the juxtaposition of the concept of ‘dark sunshine’” through a “squeaky mix of discordant beauty” akin to Dinosaur Jr. and My Bloody Valentine. As a guitarist, her style ranges from jaggedly dissonant to traditional folk. Hersh is also the author of a memoir, entitled Rat Girl, based on her diary detailing an eventful year of Throwing Muses gaining fame and dealing with personal struggles.

WHO: Kirstin Hersh and Fred Abong (of Throwing Muses)
WHEN: Monday, June 6, 8 p.m. (doors), 9 p.m. (show)
WHERE: 40 Watt Club