91.3 KBCS Presents: KRISTIN HERSH Electric Trio w/ Fred Abong

Wed Sep 25 2019

8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

Tractor

5213 Ballard Avenue NW Seattle, WA 98107

$20.00

Ages 21+

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Influential songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Kristin Hersh, leader of the indie rock band, Throwing Muses and the noise rock power trio, 50 Foot Wave, is on the road with her highly acclaimed Fire Records release, “Possible Dust Clouds.” The touring trio is a hard hitting super group: Fred Abong, bass player from Throwing Muses (who opens solo, promoting his new ep, “Pulsing”) and Rob Ahlers, drummer of 50 Foot Wave. These electric trio shows are loud, tight and intense, featuring material from across Kristin’s thirty year career. 

“Kristin Hersh is a musical genius” — Huffington Post

“A fearless rock innovator” — New York Times

“Possible Dust Clouds finds a kind of euphoria in its state of emergency” — Financial Times

“Possible Dust Clouds reinforces that Kristin Hersh is not just persevering in the now but flourishing as she makes some of the finest music of her career” — The Vinyl District

“The work of an artist both singular and shape-shifting, always herself but never predictable” — Uncut

“The portal to Hersh’s carefully documented world of otherness” — Mojo

“A stunning, stealthy, faintly malevolent collection of songs” — Q

“Possible Dust Clouds is her finest body of work to date. Dazzling and always fantastically bewildering.” — Drowned In Sound

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91.3 KBCS Presents: KRISTIN HERSH Electric Trio w/ Fred Abong

  • Kristin Hersh

    Kristin Hersh

    Music

    “Sometimes the most subversive thing I can do musically is adhere to standard song structure, sometimes the creepiest chords are the ones we’ve heard before, twisted into different shapes, and sometimes a story is lived a thousand times before we can ride it like a roller coaster. Nothing wholly unfamiliar is gonna make you look twice. When you can describe a record as being “deceptively” anything, you’re hinting at the sociopathic nature of music. Something I love. Imagine truly buying your own sunshine and charm, but also your darkness and violence; the two sides of your psychology showing each other off in relief. Songs can do that...we can’t, really. Darkness we’ve seen. Dark sunshine? Still cool.

    I usually play all the instruments on my solo records - essentially the sound of having no friends - but sociopaths can’t realize their potential without people to work out their grievances on and this record is a freakin’ sociopath. So I invited my friends to the party I wanted to hear. Not a live record but an alive record.

    Because a lot of live records don’t sound live, just poorly recorded. And self-conscious musicians can’t let fly. I wanted to recreate the impact of a show. Unpretentious, with a muscular song body running through the room. This entailed seriously messing with both extremes of the sonic spectrum: the fundamentals (basics, rhythm section, roots) but also with the detail (percussion, high end, effects). These two strata asked to sound eccentric: atonal and arhythmic. So when the song body runs through the room, it’s not wholly unfamiliar, just dressed oddly enough to make you look twice. Dark sunshine, still cool. Hopefully, anyway.

    My friends helped me make a nice party noise, a goofy sociopath. Everyone who stopped by the studio was asked to make some noise and they pretty much did. A party that lasted for a few years, it’s only now dying down. A friend called this morning asking when the bus was leaving. A rickety, squealy, squeaky bus...none of us want to miss it.”

    Kristin Hersh, July 2018

     

    Throwing Muses’ lynchpin, Kristin Hersh’s prolific career has seen her heralded queen of the alternative release.

    Her tenth studio album, ‘Possible Dust Clouds’ is a highly personalised sociopathic gem delivered as a futuristic rewriting of how music works, a melodious breeze with a tail wind of venomous din.

    Enveloping the juxtaposition of the concept of ‘dark sunshine’, a brooding solo record created with friends to expand her off-kilter sonic vision; a squally, squeaky mix of discordant beauty.

    Feedback and phasing gyrate from simply strummed normality, imagine Dinosaur Jr and My Bloody Valentine cranking up a Dylan couplet.

    ‘Possible Dust Clouds’ is a glorious return to form for one of alternative rock’s true innovators. “She's still as powerful a presence as she ever was.” Pitchfork

    “The prodigious output and commitment to quality is pretty staggering, but then Kristin Hersh is a very, very special musician.” The Quietus

    “Throwing Muses became a byword for college-rock feminism in the late 80s, largely because of Hersh’s uncompromising impressionist poetry of emotional anguish, subjugated womanhood and mental illness.” The Guardian

  • Fred Abong

    Fred Abong

    Rock

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91.3 KBCS Presents: KRISTIN HERSH Electric Trio w/ Fred Abong

Wed Sep 25 2019 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

Tractor Seattle WA
91.3 KBCS Presents: KRISTIN HERSH Electric Trio w/ Fred Abong

$20.00 Ages 21+

Influential songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Kristin Hersh, leader of the indie rock band, Throwing Muses and the noise rock power trio, 50 Foot Wave, is on the road with her highly acclaimed Fire Records release, “Possible Dust Clouds.” The touring trio is a hard hitting super group: Fred Abong, bass player from Throwing Muses (who opens solo, promoting his new ep, “Pulsing”) and Rob Ahlers, drummer of 50 Foot Wave. These electric trio shows are loud, tight and intense, featuring material from across Kristin’s thirty year career. 

“Kristin Hersh is a musical genius” — Huffington Post

“A fearless rock innovator” — New York Times

“Possible Dust Clouds finds a kind of euphoria in its state of emergency” — Financial Times

“Possible Dust Clouds reinforces that Kristin Hersh is not just persevering in the now but flourishing as she makes some of the finest music of her career” — The Vinyl District

“The work of an artist both singular and shape-shifting, always herself but never predictable” — Uncut

“The portal to Hersh’s carefully documented world of otherness” — Mojo

“A stunning, stealthy, faintly malevolent collection of songs” — Q

“Possible Dust Clouds is her finest body of work to date. Dazzling and always fantastically bewildering.” — Drowned In Sound

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