Kristin Hersh – Live at National Concert Hall, Dublin
Indie royalty is in town this week, with Kristin Hersh playing in the National Concert Hall as part of the Perspectives series. It’s a chance to see her in one of the nicest venues in Ireland, so not to be missed. Sure what else would you be doing on a Sunday evening! Full details are below.
Indie rock music legend Kristin Hersh will be returning to Dublin for an exclusive one-off concert, to take place on Sunday, July 23 at the National Concert Hall. Kristin will perform on the Main Stage at 20:00. Tickets are priced at €28, €25, €22.50
From life as the reluctant front person for renowned alternative group Throwing Muses, to her long career as a solo singer-songwriter, her lead in the power trio 50FootWave and her new career as an author of Paradoxical Undressing and Don’t Suck, Don’t Die, Kristin never stops creating.
Her most recent solo release, the double album-book combo ‘Wyatt At The Coyote Palace’ coincided with an extensive tour of Ireland and the UK, playing to many sold-out audiences and wide critical acclaim. Once again she will perform songs from this latest release, as well as other offerings.
“Wyatt” is a collection of true stories and songs of love and loss, combining Kristin’s humor with the pains and travails of a life spent constantly in motion. Defined by potent guitars, addictive melodies and poignant lyrics, this release is a serious sign of strength and depth, bringing the listener into what the BBC calls Kristin’s “dark and dizzy world.”
“The stories are all true. They happened over the last few decades. The songs were written in the last five years. They’re true, too, in a much more oblique way,” explains Kristin Hersh. “But it’s always felt to me that songs were pushing my life around so they could be born: I live the stories and then the song lives. Very much like children. A baby isn’t born because you got pregnant, you got pregnant because a baby was going to be born.”