Posted in music | pictures on October 8, 2010

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Tim Kasher

I was expecting [Tim] Kasher to perform acoustic sans backup, but he played with a full band, complete with trumpet and violin--a very appropriate touch considering the often-dramatic content of his songs.

Musically the band sounded good, but it was Kasher's lyrics and unflinching delivery that got everyone's attention. If Raymond Carver played the guitar and were still alive his songs would sound something like Kasher's. When Kasher played "Strays", he ruefully sang, "Writers are selfish, Writers are Egotists; I'm afraid I'm as bad as it gets. I keep forgetting to censor the truth, that's why I better write some kind of love song for you."

Kasher lightened things up when he sang, "There Must be Something I've Lost" - A humorous but realistic take on becoming an adult. Kasher shouted, "I want to have sex with all my old girlfriends again. I swear it's just the familiarity I miss...Aw fuck it-it's just typical male conquest. You know, the world don't revolve around your prick. Just ask your old girlfriends." -[Death & Taxes]

Tim Kasher (Cursive/The Good Life) celebrated the release of his new LP The Game of Monogamy by playing The Rock Shop on 10/6 with support from Charles Bissell of the Wrens. Kasher also played a show at Other Music one day earlier and is on tour.

More pictures, including shots of the setlists (including most of Kasher's), below...

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Comments (14)

"If Raymond Carver played the guitar and were still alive his songs would sound something like Kasher's."

This is the type of ridiculous pseudo-hip-intellectual music-review claptrap that insults both Tim and Raymond Carver.

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2010 2:25 PM

cool

Posted by andrew | October 8, 2010 2:35 PM

SWEET FLANNEL BRAH, ARE YOU INTO LIKE NIRVERNA TOO?

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2010 2:48 PM

2:25: So was that sentence.

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2010 3:06 PM

3:06: So was that bong I jus lit up yo mom.

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2010 3:40 PM

3:06: Wow. That. Was. Devastating.

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2010 3:41 PM

How is The Rock Shop?

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2010 4:06 PM

Y'know, I'm sure this will piss people off, but I always thought cursive was what modest mouse would sound like if they didn't completely and utterly suck.

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2010 4:07 PM

the rock shop is great, really small venue, can't wait for bob mould

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2010 4:11 PM

Kashi, seven whole grains on a mission.

Kasher, one whole indie guy on a mission.

Posted by john | October 8, 2010 4:53 PM

The Rock Shop is very similar to Mercury Lounge in terms of size/layout. The sign behind the bar said max 90 occupancy to give you an idea about the shows that will be booked there.

Posted by Bryan | October 8, 2010 5:01 PM

blog is dead today. what gives? no updates since 2PM

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2010 6:34 PM

BV is outta town this week baby

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2010 8:18 PM

not enough clear shots of kasher :(

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2010 11:15 PM

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