In partnership with Hey!Manchester and Please Please You Show Stream captured Kristin Hersh performing live with band mates Rob Ahlers & Fred Abong.
Watch Kristin perform The Cuckoo, Your Ghost, Husk and Shade in Shadow in the exclusive Show Stream live video above.
Hersh treated the audience to a short but well chosen set of songs from her very extensive back catalogue. For fans this was a great set which included Sun Ray Venus from the latest Throwing Muses album Purgatory/ Paradise, songs from Hips and Makers and Missisippi Kite from Crooked. The set ended with a heavier 50 foot wave track.
Kristin's guitar playing of the earlier songs seemed much more refined than the recorded albums, The Cuckoo for example as a live performance on this tour was slowed down and picked during the verses which added a haunting atmosphere to the song and drew the audience into the story. Kristin played slide guitar with a screwdriver on several tracks including Your Ghost, building a distorted wall of noise over the drums and bass, letting rip on the solos, showing that she won't be retiring from her inimitable left-field, alt rock grunge style any time soon which is great as her last few albums have been every bit as good if not better than her earlier work.