Minus the Bear, Cursive, and Girl In a Coma, Cursive @ Marquee Theatre|11/8/12The term "indie rock" is a convenient catchall, but last night at the Marquee Theatre, the term's definition was stretched to the limit. Minus the Bear, Cursive, and Girl in a Coma utilize elements of a lot of genres: po ... More >>
Omaha indie rockers Cursive are no strangers to making concept albums. From Domestica's tale of Sweetie and Pretty Baby to the religious town in Happy Hollow, each album has its own narrative thread. This is abundantly clear on the band's seventh album, I Am Gemini. "I was writing really jerky song ... More >>
See also: Cursive at Crescent Ballroom, 2/27/12 (VIDEO) See also: Cursive's Ted Stevens on I Am Gemini, Duality, and Line Up Changes We're big fans of AV Club's Undercover Series, where the Chicago-based pop culture site invites bands into its little round room to cover songs from a list compiled b ... More >>
Cursive Crescent Ballroom Monday, February 27, 2012 "Whenever I see a band shortly after an album comes out, I hope it's too soon for them to play new songs live," a friend yelled to me as Cursive tore into the opening hooks of "This House Alive," the first track from its seventh album, I Am Gemi ... More >>
Phillip Hanna is recently single and on the prowl. After spending six years with Tempe indie outfit Tugboat, the keyboardist and his longtime collaborative partner, Wayne Jones, have decided to go their separate ways. Musically, that is. The duo and their band will play three final show ... More >>
Not everyone is either totally head-over-heels in love or bitter and lonely on Valentine's Day.Some people are a little more realistic -- a little more down to earth -- about things.What about the rest of us? Whether you recently got dumped, have a crush, or just wanna get laid, there's a song out t ... More >>
Future Loves Past, or whatever they want to be called tomorrow, is a favorite at the new Long Wong's.Regulars at the new Long Wong's have a new favorite band. What are they called again? They change their name practically every five minutes, but for now they're going by Future Loves Past and they ... More >>
As much as we like to deny that we were awkward teenagers, the fact remains that we most certainly were. When I think of my own teenage years, I tend to reflect on the music that I really liked. While I started to come around in my late teenage years, the early portion reflected a certain ge ... More >>
I'm a little bit shocked that my ol' homeboy Conor Oberst and his latest lineup for the ever-evolving Bright Eyes have actually debuted at #4 on the Billboard charts, despite remaining on Omaha's stalwart indie label Saddle Creek. The album, Cassadaga, is a step forward for Conor, Mike Mogis, and cr ... More >>
Jimmy Eat World I'm sure you're all aware that tomorrow is election day, which I wouldn't ordinarily type about up in this piece, but it's made for some strange endorsements this year. Check out the video here, and you'll see local music scene players like Jim Adkins of Jimmy Eat World, Will Anders ... More >>
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