Newstalgia Backstage Weekend with Throwing Muses, recorded live at Fort Apache Studios in Cambridge Mass. May 25, 1995
Since it's 4th of July weekend, I thought it would be good to jump into a bit of serious Americana and post one of the really great American Indie/Alternative bands going back to the 90's, Throwing Muses this weekend.
Hands down one of my favorite bands fronted by one of my favorite singer/songwriters Kristin Hersh, Throwing Muses had a very big following among what was known as the "college circuit". Certainly enough to sustain a healthy output of albums during those years but not enough to sustain the interest of a Major label (Warners) into keeping them in the catalog for very long. They didn't achieve a huge commercial success (the benchmark of what the major labels consider sustainable), but they were a great band with excellent writing and production and whose work still sounds fresh.
This weekend's concert comes from May 1995, and was recorded at Fort Apache Studios in Cambridge Massachusetts to coincide with the release of their then-latest album University.
Below is the set list and info:
Kristin Hersh: vocals, guitar
Bernard Georges: bass
David Narcizo: drums
Fort Apache Studios
May 25, 1995