The Game of Monogamy
I wasn't exactly sure what the show would entail as the record isn't entirely long. Would we get Cursive, the Good Life or covers? Kasher played essentially all of his solo songs and despite the record not being released yet, that didn't stop the crowd from screaming along.
The show included a few surprising Good Life song. Such as "O'rourke's, 2:10 A.M", which launched the crowd into insanity. As well as a twice failed attempt at Cursive's Driftwood. After the first two attempts, Kasher grabbed his Jameson, chugged, grabbed the microphone, and talked himself through the lyrics. He drank more Jameson and told the crowd how he didn't pay attention during practice because this song was so old. On the third attempt, however, he managed to get it right.
The new material is typical Kasher-style. It's sad, contemplative, at times loud, and always emotionally driven. The songs were received well and played even better.
Even if Kasher was a terrible musician, at the very least, he's hilarious. His infamous random drunken tangents are worth attending the shows. This time around, he went on a five minute rant about his fantasy relationship with Dido.
The crowd was thin compared to a Cursive show, but that's not to say that the place wasn't packed. The solo songs are solid and while I loved every second of it, I'm still anticipating the next Cursive or Good Life records. That's where my heart lies and hopefully Tim's too.
Tim Kasher @ the Grog Shop – Cleveland, Ohio – September 29, 2010
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