Entries tagged with: Tim Kasher
Birthmark at The Stone in 2012
Birthmark, the solo project of Nate Kinsella (Joan of Arc, Make Believe), who released his debut album, Antibodies, last year, will continue to tour internationally this month and into March. That tour includes a leg supporting Tim Kasher of Cursive and hits the NYC area on March 14 at Knitting Factory (tickets) and March 15 at Maxwell's (tickets).
Before that, Birthmark will also play his own show in NYC, which happens on February 24 at the Bowery Electric with Phone Home and Gentleman Brawlers. No advance tickets for that one at the moment.
A list of all Birthmark dates and the video for Birthmark's "Big Man" are below...
The Queers are going on tour with fellow Ramones worshippers Teenage Bottlerocket and Masked Intruder which hits NYC on March 2 at Santos Party House. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.
'90s alt-lite faves Sixpence None the Richer play Knitting Factory on February 6. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Toots & the Maytals are playing with Galactic and Nigel Hall Band at Terminal 5 on April 13. Tickets for that show go on AmEx/Ticketmaster presale today at noon with a general on-sale starting Friday (1/11) at noon.
Hirsute Pursuit (mem of Thee Majesty) will team with the ever controversial Boyd Rice/NON as part of a show at Europa on January 24th. Support will come from Cult of Youth and House of Blondes. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Celtic punks The Tossers are playing Mercury Lounge on March 8 with Continental. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon with a general on-sale starting Friday (1/11) at noon.
All Queers, Teenage Bottlerocket, Masked Intruder dates are listed below...
Tim Kasher w/ Cursive at House of Vans in August (more by Ryan Muir)
Cursive/The Good Life frontman Tim Kasher, who also has a solo LP to his name, has announced a few Northeast US dates that he'll be playing this March. Two of those dates are in the NYC area, including Knitting Factory Brooklyn on March 14 and Maxwell's on March 15. Tickets for the Knitting Factory show and the Maxwell's show are on sale now.
A list of all dates and the video for "Cold Love" from his solo LP, The Game of Monogamy, are below...
Tim Kasher at The Rock Shop in 2010 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Tim Kasher (Cursive/The Good Life) announced a tour and tour EP Bigamy: More Songs From The Monogamy Sessions. The EP will only be available on the tour and at the Saddle Creek webstore. The 7-track EP features some material recorded during the Monogamy sessions but was largely recorded separately this Spring.
The headlining tour kicks off in late August and runs through September. It hits NYC on August 24 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets go on sale Friday (6/17) at noon. No openers have been announced yet.
Meanwhile, Cursive play Sled Island Festival in Calgary, AB June 24-25. They also play the MAHA Music Festival on August 13 in Omaha, NE with Guided By Voices, J Mascis, Matisyahu, The Reverend Horton Heat, and others. Tickets are on sale.
All dates below...
photos by Amanda Hatfield
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...
Tim Kasher (frontman of Cursive and The Good Life) added an in-store performance at Other Music on October 5, the same day his debut solo LP The Game of Monogamy is released. This performance is part of his tour which also includes the previously mentioned show at The Rock Shop on October 6.
The video for his new single 'Cold Love' as well as updated tour dates, including an October run with Minus the Bear (whose tour continues into December), are below...
Cursive frontman Tim Kasher will release his debut EP, The Game, of Monogamy on October 5th via Saddle Creek Records. Cursive members Patrick Newbery and Matt Maginn on board, as well as Erin Tate (Minus The Bear), and the LP is reportedly a more "arranged" affair than his previous efforts with Cursive and The Good Life, with "strings, harp, oboe, flute, and trombone, among other instruments" all present on the record. Members of the Glacier National Symphony played the classical instrument parts.
Kasher will hit the road in celebration of the LP's release in the tail end of September, tagging The Rock Shop on October 6 (the day after the release). Tickets are on sale now (Marnie Stern plays the same venue one day earlier).
Kasher headlined a show at the Tonic Room in Chicago last month, performing material from the new album for the first time. Video from that show, as well as the tracklisting, album cover, and tour dates are below...
words & photos by Natasha Ryan
"We're going to do our sound check now, usually we have other people do this, but it's the recession," said a joking Tim Kasher as he took the stage nearly an hour after the scheduled 11:30pm slot. Sunday night's (1/18) sold out show at Union Hall in Brooklyn was Omaha based Cursive's third stop of their brief 2009 winter tour; the night before they played Cleveland and spent Sunday making the 470 mile drive to New York. On their previous tour the band concentrated on material from their upcoming album, and Sunday's show offered much of the same, with a healthy amount of older songs dating back to the 1996 release The Disruption.
They began with appropriate opener "Some Red-Handed Sleight of Hand" off The Ugly Organ, as Kasher bellowed, "And now we proudly present / Songs perverse and songs of lament," to the rabid crowd who matched the howls and cries with eerie precision, a display of dedicated fandom always prevalent during the live shows. Using the meticulous formula of playing beloved sing-a-longs while slyly slipping in foreign tracks, Cursive found the perfect pacing for the set, keeping the energy high and the audience engaged. The sound from the unreleased album Mama, I'm Swollen is not surprisingly different than 2006's Happy Hallow; it's moodier than the vivacious rhythmic arrangements of the acclaimed album and returns to slower, darker renditions more akin to earlier recordings.
In true fashion, Cursive's songs were broken up by humorous rants from Kasher and passive aggressive exchanges with the audience teetering on the brink of seriousness yet duly self-aware of the symbiotic relationship. "Who said fuck you? Come up on stage!" Kasher screamed, in response to a cliched taunt from one audience member. "You sir, are going to buy me a double shot of Jameson for knocking my drink over. During Thanksgiving, when you're sitting with your family eating dinner- I'm going to come in and shout fuck you too!" It might seem abrasive on paper, but the playful rowdiness often serves as a notable function of his stage persona. Surprisingly, during "Art is Hard" former member Gretta Cohn did not come out on stage to play cello, though her Brooklyn based band Twin Thousands opened the show.
Towards the end of the set a giddy Kasher informed the crowd of his proposal to his girlfriend earlier that day, and then brought her up to briefly make out on stage. It was just the beginning of the strange antics that later ensued, with Kasher's frequent signature facial contortions and silly inebriated ramblings, at one point claiming he wanted to blow up a building. The loud set was rough and almost deafening at times due to the sound at Union Hall, but it never detracted from the experience. For the encore Kasher promised, "We're not pandering, we just want to play these songs," and dived off the stage during "Sierra", knocking beers over and dragging the microphone stand to belt out the anthem in the middle of the floor.
McCarthy Trenching also opened, and then Cursive played Mercury Lounge in Manhattan the next day. You can next catch Cursive in March when they play the suitably sized venues (3/09) Music Hall of Williamsburg and (3/10) Bowery Ballroom.
More pictures & Cursive's setlist below...
by BrooklynVegan Mike
DOWNLOAD: Lightspeed Champion - Waiting Game (MP3)
When schizophrenic dance-punk outfit Test Icicles called it a day not long after the release of their debut album, it seemed like a one and done, flash in the pan output attached to the musical trend at the time. Fast forward a year and one of their members, Devonte Hynes, reappears with a new project called Lightspeed Champion, and one of the goofiest videos in recent memory. Musically, it was a complete turnaround from his old band in everything but one element. It was really good.
As it turned out, he had hooked up with the Saddle Creek crew and recorded an album featuring input from Tim Kasher, members of Tilly and the Wall, and Emmy the Great. With three videos already done, the debut album, Falling of the Lavender Bridge, due this month on Domino Records, is one of the most anticipated records in the UK, and will be stateside as well. And it is a Saddle Creek record in every sense of the word; lots of strings with flashes of country, folk, and emotive lyrics. We spoke with Dev about the demise of his old band, the Omaha mystique, and fanatical fans.
So, should this be titled Interview: Lightspeed Champion, or Interview: Dev from Lightspeed Champion?
Dev: That's been something on my mind lately. It's really silly. I don't think I'll ever refer to myself as Lightspeed Champion, but if other people do, that would be okay.
I read in a couple of places about how Test Icicles split because, quite frankly, you guys didn't like the music which, if true, is fascinating to me. Mainly because if three friends still like each other but don't like the music, they would change the music, not the group..
It's semi true. It was taken out of context somewhat. We had just grown up. We wrote those songs when we were seventeen. Three years is a long time when you are that age. You get in and out of things. During that time, a bunch of us had the attitude of “Hey, let's form a band, play a show, and break up.” We did that for a year. Test Icicles was a band that just stuck together but it got out of hand really fast.
Our live set got weird near the end. We would play thirty minutes of noise. I would imagine the fans didn't want to hear. I mean, I didn't want to hear it, either.