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Mama, I'm Swollen

Author: Walter Tunis
08/05/2009 | LexGo | | Live Show Preview

? 7 p.m. Aug. 11. CD Central, 377 S. Limestone. Free. (859) 233-3472.

? 8 p.m. The Dame, 367 E. Main St. With Very Emergency and The Love Language. $10. (859) 231-7263.

Think all the road construction on South Limestone has shut down CD Central? Not a chance. Our fave indie record store (which goes without saying, seeing as there really aren't any others around here anymore) has snagged the Omaha trio Cursive for an in-store performance on Aug. 11 ahead of its show later that night at The Dame (with Very Emergency and The Love Language opening).

On its new album Mama, I'm Swollen, Cursive offers a variety of deceptively sunny pop reveries including Mama, I'm Satan and From the Hips. Both tunes mask lyrics that foam at the mouth a bit before blasts of garage-rock frenzy and cowpunk glee take over. Hear for yourself at
Mama, I'm Swollen

Mama, I'm Swollen

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