Tim Kasher

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    November 9, 2012

    Minus the Bear, Cursive, Girl in a Coma, Marquee Theatre, 11/8/12

    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 >>

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    November 8, 2012

    Cursive's Tim Kasher on I Am Gemini , Solo Project and Touring With Minus The Bear

    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 >>

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    April 17, 2012

    Cursive and Cymbals Eat Guitars Cover Gin Blossoms

    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 >>

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    February 28, 2012

    Cursive at Crescent Ballroom, 2/27/12 (VIDEO)

    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 >>

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    February 24, 2012

    Tugboat's Phillip Hanna Talks About the Band's Breakup, Final Shows, and What Happens Next

    ​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 >>

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    February 14, 2011

    Valentine's Day Songs That Tell it Like it is

    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 >>

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    November 11, 2010
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    November 11, 2010

    Future Loves Past, Gwar, The Aggrolites, and More in This Week's Issue

    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 >>

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    September 1, 2010

    Incoming: Atreyu, Deer Tick, No Age, Tim Kasher, Five For Fighting, Saves the Day

    ​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 >>

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    March 12, 2009
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    April 24, 2007

    Bright Spots

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2006

    Says Who??

    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 >>

  • Music

    October 26, 2006

    Hollow Thoughts

    Practicing Cursive

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    April 21, 2005

    The Good Life

    Wry chapters of doomed love

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    September 30, 2004

    Love on the Rocks

    The story of a doomed relationship makes up the Good Life's new album

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    September 2, 2004

    Tsunami Bomb, and Audio Karate

    Sample the subgenres of punk

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    August 12, 2004

    Mixed Up

    "I'm retiring from the humiliating art of wooing girls with music."

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    August 5, 2004


    EPs are usually ignored by reviewers. Here are a few recent releases worth the attention.

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    June 17, 2004

    His So-Called Good Life

    Tim Kasher sings his heart out on tour

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    January 1, 2004

    Original Soul

    This time, it's personal: Our look back at an intimate year in music.

  • News

    April 24, 2003

    Who Are These Guys?

    Saddle Creek bursts forward, which it marks with a new label comp

  • Music

    April 24, 2003

    Hardest Art

    Tim Kasher of Cursive plays Ugly Organist. The rest is up to the listener.

  • Music

    January 30, 2003


    Indie rock from the heartland

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    February 28, 2002

    Breakup Songs

    The ironically named The Good Life is a dark detour from Omaha auteur Tim Kasher

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    February 7, 2002

    Eyes on the Prize

    Sensitive indie prodigy Conor Oberst discovers new aggression with Desaparecidos

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    March 16, 2000

    Little Boy Blue

    Bright Eyes' wunderkind Conor Oberst plunges into a world of adult-size despair with Fevers and Mirrors