Posted in music on March 10, 2014

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Throwing Muses / Tanya Donelly @ Bowery Ballroom 3/8/2014
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Throwing Muses released their first album in 10 years, Purgatory/Paradise, and this weekend played two sold-out shows at NYC's Bowery Ballroom (3/8& 3/9) in support of it. Making the shows extra special: former member (and singer Kristin Hersh's step-sister) Tanya Donnelly not only opened both shows but also joined Throwing Muses for a few songs including (at Bowery) "Green" from Throwing Muses' 1986 debut. With the band not playing many shows, the Saturday show had a lot of out-of-town fans in attendance -- including some from the UK. Setlist and pics from Saturday are in this post.

Tanya's opening set had it's own special guest: Magnetic Fields cellist Sam Davol and singer Claudia Gonson. Her set included some new material  -- she's been releasing "Swan Song" EPs via her website -- and few Belly songs too ("Slow Dog," "Low Red Moon"). Pics from her set (including one of the setlist) are in this post.

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SETLIST: Throwing Muses @ Bowery Ballroom 3/8/2014
Glass Cats
Sunray Venus
Freesia
Static
Cherry Candy 1
Cherry Candy 2
Lazy Eye
Island
Quick
Dripping Trees
Mississippi Kite
Slippershell
Smoky Hands
Milan
Glass Cats (reprise)
Red Shoes
Devil's Roof
Green
Flying
Say Goodbye

Encore:
Snakeface
Shark
Bright Yellow Gun

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Comments (9)

3/9/14 (Sunday's) show was at Bowery Ballroom too (not MHOW).

Source: I was there.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2014 1:29 PM

Stepsister, not half-sister. Source: Lots

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2014 1:36 PM

Posted by VP of Sales | March 10, 2014 2:49 PM

Way to cite those sources!

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2014 3:33 PM

Kristin is a little kooky isn't she? Would have been a wild one, back in the day.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2014 3:46 PM

2:49, they may not have much on their heads, but YOU, on the contrary, don't have much IN your head.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2014 4:11 PM

Cool show. Tanya Donnelly is still hot. Lots of old/bald people. So what.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2014 8:17 PM

How many songs did Tanya play with Throwing Muses? This show in LA is on same night as Luscious Jackson reunion. Trying to choose between!

Posted by Jason | April 9, 2014 1:17 AM

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