Mama, I'm Swollen
Author: Amanda Petrusich
This four-piece band from Omaha is not exclusively emo in sound — its chamber-pop leanings and proclivity for sweeping, desperate string arrangements transcend standard guitar angst — but Tim Kasher's fraught lyrics, which tackle the many repercussions of love gone awry, are perfectly indicative of the genre. With the Love Language. At 8:30 p.m., Maxwell's, 1039 Washington Street, Hoboken, N.J. , (201) 653-1703, maxwellsnj.com; sold out.