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Kristin Hersh and Mbilly


Mississippi Studios (map) North
Thu., Aug. 23, 8 p.m. 2012 21+

Mississsippi Studios

I've loved Kristin Hersh ever since I heard Throwing Muses' "Call Me" on a mixtape. Hersh was a 20-year-old baby then, with a distinctive, angry bray like some sort of punk-rock lamb. With that staccato "Summer's gone/summer's over/somebody here's too smart," Hersh foretold her musical output a remarkable 26 years later. She's now a solo artist (and wrapping up new work from Throwing Muses), writer, mother, and co-founder of the nonprofit musician-aiding project CASH Music. Her latest album, 2010's Crooked, is a collaboration for which 20 demos were remixed by fans and polished up by Hersh into 10 album tracks and two auxiliary EPs. It's very much an autumn record—too heavy and introspective for these hot August days—but it'll feel as good as your favorite wool shirt once the days darken. Hersh's bruised-peach voice still sounds as fantastic and rich as ever on Crooked's folky, grown-up collection. Let her be the lovely voiced harbinger of the upcoming leaf change. COURTNEY FERGUSON

Mississippi Studios

3939 N Mississippi, Portland, OR 97227

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