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I Am Gemini

Author: Heather Gross
07/25/2012 | Columbus Alive | | Live Show Preview
I love Cursive for their versatility: They can be gloomy or angry, abrasive or contemplative, off-kilter or straightforward. But they're always smart, and Tim Kasher's lyrics tell the brutal truth, be it about suburban hypocrisy or the emotional strains of producing art unless, of course, he's singing about mythical twin sisters conjoined at the head. Many moons ago, when I was a music major struggling to keep up with the rigorous demands of conservatory training, I always felt comforted by Kasher's agitated complaints that "art is hard." It is, but he makes creating great music look easy.

Cursive will stop Monday at Rumba Cafe, a venue that's a fraction of the size of the places where they normally play. I can't wait to hear songs from February release "I Am Gemini," a whacked-out concept album about estranged twin brothers, one good and one pure evil.
I Am Gemini

I Am Gemini

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