|Kristin Hersh at Club Passim, Cambridge|
These days the basement club in Harvard Square shares space with a vegetarian restaurant called Veggie Planet. There is cabaret-style seating for shows, and you can reserve a spot at a small table or sit in one of the general admission chairs around the perimeter of the room. We sat at a table with another couple who had ordered some amazing-looking food. Unfortunately, we had eaten already at home, so we only had room for drinks and dessert (a decadent brownie with vanilla ice cream). Next time we would definitely eat dinner there.
|Kristin reads from her memoir Rat Girl|
At this show she alternated between singing accompanied by her acoustic guitar and reading passages from the book. The book is based on a diary she kept as a teenager playing with Throwing Muses, and some of the readings acted as lead-ins to songs that were written at that time (Fish, Delicate Cutters). Other songs spanned her career, both with the band and solo. Detox was an amazingly intense new solo song. There were also other songs from the past couple of years which we were hearing live for the first time, including Krait, Quick, and Mississippi Kite.
It was a great show at an intimate venue, and we had a wonderful time.
Your Dirty Answer
reading (Fish Jesus)
reading (Betty and her priest)
City of the Dead
Hook in her Head
reading (hit by a car)
reading (band interviews)
Me and My Charms
reading (running away from the studio)