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I Am Gemini

10/17/2012 | Pensacola News Journal | www.pnj.com | Live Show Preview
What is the most exciting part of your job? What drives your focus when you're on the clock or fills your dreams when you're out of the office? In the world of rock 'n' roll, few pleasures are as fulfilling or as memorable as a live concert. I asked two artists on separate ends of the music spectrum what they love about playing live.

For Tim Kasher, whose band Cursive will play Saturday at Vinyl Music Hall, the ultimate concert experience involves working with the crowd.

"What I'm after the most when I'm playing there is a momentum that you can build where you and the crowd are building together, and you're able to keep that momentum and build it into a great show," said Kasher, whose band is touring with Minus the Bear.

From the Nebraska town that is birthplace to Kasher's friend and Saddle Creek Records' labelmate Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes), Cursive's journey began in Omaha in 1995. Reaching nationwide exposure with the 2003 release of "The Ugly Organ" and while touring with bands such as The Cure and Interpol, Cursive's music reached an even wider audience as they hit the road after each album.

"We've been pretty steadily touring that album since it came out," Kasher said of the album "I am Gemini" (released in February).

For artists who want to make a career in music, Kasher advises, "You got to want to be in the business and get a 15-year plan. Put your own money into it; you know you're not going to get it back. And get out on the road, play out in front of people."
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