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recommended boston area events

tuesday, december 4th

kelly hogan

@ johnny d's

thursday, december 6th

conor oberst

@ converse hall, tremont st.

thursday, december 6th

jason isbell &

the 400 unit

@ the sinclair

friday, december 7th

the weisstronauts 14th

annual holiday jubilee

with guests tsunami of sound

preacher jack, & the derangers

@ the midway cafe, jp

friday, december 7th


moving mountains


@ the sinclair

saturday, december 8th

patrick watson

@ the sinclair

saturday, december 8th

the faint perform

"danse macabre"


icky blossoms

@ the paradise

sunday, december 9th

band of horses

@ house of blues

sunday, december 9th



@ the paradise

wednesday, december 12th

concrete blonde

jim bianco

@ the sinclair

thursday, december 13th

annual boston christmas cavalcade

benefit for the homeless

featuring tons of artists

(see fb event for details)

@ johnny d's

thursday, december 13th

nada surf

eternal summers

@ the paradise

thursday, december 13th

mates of state

in the valley below

@ brighton music hall

friday, december 14th

forgetters (blake from

jawbreaker's band)

& more tba

@ democracy center, harvard square

sunday, december 30th

sufjan stevens

sheila saputo

@ the royale

monday, december 31st

my morning jacket

@ agganis arena

monday, december 31st

deer tick

two gallants

@ the sinclair

monday, january 7th


@ the paradise

tuesday, january 8th


@ great scott

saturday, january 19th

mission of burma

@ the sinclair

sunday, january 20th

camper van beethoven


@ the middle east down

sunday, january 20th


@ the orpheum

sunday, january 20th

ra ra riot

@ the paradise

sunday, january 27th


@ great scott

tuesday, january 29th

kathleen edwards

sera cahoone

@ brighton music hall

wednesday, february 13th

yo la tengo

@ the paradise

saturday, march 2nd

unknown mortal orchestra

@ brighton music hall

tuesday, march 12th

tame impala

@ house of blues

thursday, march 14th

jukebox the ghost

matt pond pa

lighthouse and the whaler

@ brighton music hall

tuesday, march 26th

yo la tengo

@ the paradise

wednesday & thursday

april 3rd & 4th

they might be giants

@ the paradise

visit tourfilter for more shows

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

More Mp3s: Kristin Hersh + Tanya Donelly @ the Brattle - Part 2

As I promised last week, here's my recording of the second Kristin Hersh & Tanya Donelly team-up show from the Brattle Theatre last October. I wrote about the Muses-filled day here, and you can still download the full earlier show there as well.

For the uninitiated (or if you've never visited the 'Nac before), Kristin and Tanya were longtime Throwing Muses bandmates, and the step-sisters have each since been involved in their own projects (Tanya releases solo material, fronted Belly, and helped start the Breeders, Kristin releases solo stuff, and plays in 50 Foot Wave as well). They got together last fall to play these two special gigs in Cambridge, Mass., treating us to separate solo sets and then joining together for some old faves.

I actually felt this second show was the stronger of the two, performance-wise, and the setlists contained a bunch of personal faves that didn't make the first: Kristin's "Sundrops" and "Spain", Tanya's "Slow Dog" and "Acrobat", and the two performing Muses faves "Counting Backwards" and "Rabbit's Dying" together. Anyone who was there might notice the absence of Kristin's "Husk" and "Banks of the Ohio" below, and this can be blamed on batteries (like I said, it was a long day of music), which died during "Speed & Sleep". Fortunately I noticed soon enough to only miss a couple songs, and you can make up for it by grabbing them from Kristin's earlier set here.

Tanya Donelly & Kristin Hersh

Live at The Brattle Theatre
in Cambridge, Massachusetts
9PM show on Saturday, October 6th, 2007

Download: a 174MB ZIP file containing all 30 tracks below

Kristin Hersh's solo set...

01. Freeloader
02. Spain
03. Poor Wayfaring Stranger
04. Sundrops
05. Windowpane
06. Speed & Sleep (fades out)
07. Deep Wilson
08. Cartoons

Tanya Donelly's solo set...
(with Joe McMahon & Dean Fisher)

09. Tanya Arrives
10. Acrobat
11. Whiskey Tango Ghosts
12. Every Devil
13. Kundalini Slide
14. This Hungry Life
15. Slow Dog
16. Keeping You
17. Stay
18. Low Red Moon / Dusted
19. Green

Kristin & Tanya together...

20. Kristin Returns
21. Counting Backwards
22. Rabbit's Dying
23. Fear
24. Sinkhole
25. Red Shoes
26. Pandora's Box
27. Dragonhead
28. Honeychain
29. Soul Soldier
30. Two Step

Some Kristin & Tanya linkage...
  • Kristin's official site, Wikipedia entry, and MySpace page. Tanya's official site, Wikipedia entry, and MySpace page.

  • Additional Audio: Be sure to check out the CASHmusic site, where Kristin is releasing her latest material, song-by-song, as pay-what-you-will downloads, and hit up the freemusic page at Throwing Music for some KH, TM, and 50 Foot Wave tracks. Tanya has also shared some free music, in the form of the original demo recordings of songs that later became Belly's "Star" album.

  • Video: A Kristin Hersh YouTube search turns up official videos and live clips, as does a Tanya Donelly YT search. Get old skool with a Throwing Muses YT search as well. There are also a couple clips from the Brattle show I shared above, including Tanya doing "Low Red Moon" & "Dusted" and Kristin doing "Husk" & "Snakeface".

  • Photos: My Flickr-hosted shots from both Brattle shows are here. Check out a few full Flickr tag searches: Kristin, Tanya, & Throwing Muses.

  • Listen to any and all 'Nac-hosted Mp3s at the Hype Machine.

  • the fine print... If anyone has an issue with these Mp3s being made available, just let me know (my contact info in the 'nac faq). Live sets recorded with a Sony ECM-719 mic and a Sony MZ-RH10 minidisc, converted to .wav and then edited to 192kbps Mp3s. Files are made available for a limited time, and are not reposted once removed.


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