Concert Recommendation: 50 Foot Wave, Schuba's, Sunday, May 2
I was in Seattle two months ago and caught a show by Kristin Hersh's new
band 50 Foot Wave. It was a surprise for two reasons. First, I didn't know
the Rhode Islander had relocated to Seattle. But the bigger surprise was
that Hersh was getting in touch with her inner Neil Young, or at least her
inner J Mascis. It had never been obvious from the Throwing Muses or her
solo work that she had an inner J Mascis to get in touch with. But it worked.
For those accustomed to her quiet acoustic solo shows with witty between-song
banter (my personal favorite being the anecdote about her son involving the
phrase "big fat dog butt"), put aside your expectations and grab some earplugs.
50 Foot Wave play with the Pieces at Schuba's,
3159 N. Southport, Chicago, 773.525.2508 at 9 p.m. on Sunday, May 2.