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I Am Gemini

03/28/2012 | Cleveland Scene | www.clevescene.com | Live Show Preview
Cursive's latest album, I Am Gemini, twists an eons-old mythological tale of twin brothers into an epic modern struggle between good and evil. The Omaha indie-rock band's seventh LP (and first since 2009's complicated Mama, I'm Swollen, which dealt with adulthood, sex, and mommy issues), Gemini toys with issues of doubt, betrayal, and other emotional revelations, all of which continue to define a group that has never shied away from taking itself too seriously. It's also a start-to-finish narrative not heard on a Cursive album since 2000's relationship-in-turmoil document Domestica. And it's big. Like, bigger-than-your-typical-rock-record big. Frontman Tim Kasher has compared it to a theatrical musical, and it's easy to imagine the story playing on an off-Broadway stage someday. Cursive's latest and equally ambitious tour hopscotches across the country before heading to Europe. It stops at the Grog Shop this week. Rachel Hoskins

With Cymbals Eat Guitars and Conduits. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29. Grog Shop. Tickets: $14, $12 in advance; call 216-321-5588 or go to grogshop.gs.
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