Fri Nov 5 2021

6:30 PM (Doors 6:00 PM)

Sonia

10 Brookline St. Cambridge, MA 02139

$25.00

All Ages

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The Middle East presents: Kristin Hersh, Fred Abong - All Ages, $25 Advance / $25 Day Of Show, 6:00 PM Doors

Influential songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and Author 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 Throwing Muses release, Sun Racket

Over the last three decades, Kristin Hersh’s prolific career has seen her heralded queen of the alternative release.  Hersh has released over 20 records solo, with Throwing Muses and 50FOOTWAVE to date. 

Kristin Began her writing career with the widely acclaimed Rat Girl, Published by Penguin. Rolling Stone named Rat Girl one of the top ten best rock memoirs ever written. Kristin has brought the stage show all over the world, playing theatres, museums and festivals. Rat Girl was also adapted as an award-winning play. Her latest book, Don’t Suck, Don’t Die, a personal account of her friendship with the late Vic Chesnutt, was a finalist for the american Booksellers Association book of the year and shortlisted for the Pat Conroy Southern book of the year. NPR said of Don’t Suck, Don’t Die, “ Not only one of the best books of the year but one of the most beautiful rock memoirs ever written. “ 

Seeing Sideways, a memoir about raising four children on the road, was recently published in May 2021 and will be promoted on the 2021 dates where Kristin plans to both read excerpts and autograph copies for fans alongside her live musical performance.

"One of indie rock’s most fascinating figures”  The Guardian 

" Lean, Immersive, and groove-heavy, tapping the vein of hardscrabble psychedelia that defines their best work "  Pitchfork 

Rolling Stone on Sun Racket: “If I were a better dreamer you’d be a dream come true” Kristin Hersh seethes over a crunching guitar riff, swimming through dark waters and making her way back to shore.

 

The Middle East presents:
Kristin Hersh, Fred Abong

  • Kristin Hersh

    Kristin Hersh

    Folk Rock

    “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

    Folk Rock

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The Middle East presents:

Kristin Hersh, Fred Abong

Fri Nov 5 2021 6:30 PM

(Doors 6:00 PM)

Sonia Cambridge MA
Kristin Hersh, Fred Abong

$25.00 All Ages

The Middle East presents: Kristin Hersh, Fred Abong - All Ages, $25 Advance / $25 Day Of Show, 6:00 PM Doors

Influential songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and Author 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 Throwing Muses release, Sun Racket

Over the last three decades, Kristin Hersh’s prolific career has seen her heralded queen of the alternative release.  Hersh has released over 20 records solo, with Throwing Muses and 50FOOTWAVE to date. 

Kristin Began her writing career with the widely acclaimed Rat Girl, Published by Penguin. Rolling Stone named Rat Girl one of the top ten best rock memoirs ever written. Kristin has brought the stage show all over the world, playing theatres, museums and festivals. Rat Girl was also adapted as an award-winning play. Her latest book, Don’t Suck, Don’t Die, a personal account of her friendship with the late Vic Chesnutt, was a finalist for the american Booksellers Association book of the year and shortlisted for the Pat Conroy Southern book of the year. NPR said of Don’t Suck, Don’t Die, “ Not only one of the best books of the year but one of the most beautiful rock memoirs ever written. “ 

Seeing Sideways, a memoir about raising four children on the road, was recently published in May 2021 and will be promoted on the 2021 dates where Kristin plans to both read excerpts and autograph copies for fans alongside her live musical performance.

"One of indie rock’s most fascinating figures”  The Guardian 

" Lean, Immersive, and groove-heavy, tapping the vein of hardscrabble psychedelia that defines their best work "  Pitchfork 

Rolling Stone on Sun Racket: “If I were a better dreamer you’d be a dream come true” Kristin Hersh seethes over a crunching guitar riff, swimming through dark waters and making her way back to shore.

 

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**PLEASE NOTE: The time listed on the ticket is the time when doors open, not when the performance starts. For up to date set times, check www.twitter.com/MidEastClub or call our Box Office Hotline at 1-617-864-3278 and enter *100 at the prompt.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

I understand that my email address will be added to the venue and/or promoter's email update list and I know that I am welcome to unsubscribe at any time.

I understand that VALID I.D. is required for entry for events that are 18+ or 21+ and that if I do not provide a VALID I.D. I will be denied admission.

I understand that for All Ages events VALID I.D. is only required by anyone over 21 who wishes to purchase or consume alcohol, regardless of apparent age - NO EXCEPTIONS.

I understand that if I am over 21 and do not provide valid I.D., I will not be served alcohol.

I understand that anyone who consumes alcohol without having provided proper I.D. or is under 21 will be ejected from the venue without refund.

I understand that, per order of the City of Cambridge, only the following forms of I.D. are considered valid:
* a current US- or Canada-issued driver's license,
* a current Massachusetts liquor I.D.,
* a current US Military I.D., or
* a current Passport.

I understand that student I.D.'s and foreign driver's licenses are NOT considered valid. I understand that if I try to use a student I.D. or foreign driver's license, I will be denied admission.

I realize that this I.D. policy is required by law and not subject to staff discretion.