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Help Wanted Nights

Author: Adam Clair
10/03/2008 | PSU Daily Collegian | www.collegian.psu.edu | Live Show Preview
Tim Kasher has a lot going on in his life. He's the lead singer, guitarist and primary songwriter for both Cursive and the Good Life, and he's working to produce a screenplay he recently finished.
And Kasher somehow found time to come play a free show at Penn State.
Well, free to students at least. He'll be getting paid -- by the entirety of Students Organizing for the Multiple Arts (SOMA) treasury.
"We're spending all the money we've ever had since we began three years ago," SOMA president Danny Greene said. "Everyone that has come to previous shows has paid admission -- all those donations go toward stuff like this."
Though the club has decided to put all their eggs in one basket, it seems to be a pretty spiffy basket.
"It takes a ton of money to bring in a well-known act, but I couldn't be more happy with the Good Life," Greene said. "We're excited to have people hear them. We're excited to share."
SOMA member Allison Berger said she's also excited for the show.
"We're trying to please people, but we're also trying to have fun ourselves," she said.
Berger said the band's 2004 release Album of the Year was "really successful" and called the eponymous song from the album "one of the top 10 songs of [her] entire life." She called Kasher a "lyrical genius."
Berger also said the HUB Heritage Hall can hold roughly 500 people, and SOMA is expecting a near-capacity crowd.
Kasher said 500 was a decent-sized crowd for the Good Life.
"We'll be totally psyched," he said.
Kasher said the show will feature a lot of material off the band's new record, Help Wanted Nights, but will also have a lot of stuff from older records.
"It's like the Good Life's greatest hits," he said.
As far as long-term plans, Kasher just wants to keep on trucking.
He said he has been fortunate enough to have made a whole bunch of records, and he doesn't intend on stopping with either band. And if his screenplay gets made into a movie, guess what? He's going to keep making movies after that, too.
"And then, eventually, I'll die," he said.
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