Out and About: Cursive
  • FRIDAY, APRIL 06, 2012

  • Posted by: Malcolm Donaldson

Cursive, with openers Cymbals Eat Guitars, played Bowery Ballroom on Tuesday night. By the time Cymbals Eat Guitars started their set of distortion brandishing psych-rock, the venue was almost full. Joseph DAgostino's emotive voice translated really well to a live setting. Verses were usually separated by long Built to Spill style guitar jams, with all four members moving and playing in synchronized motion. Before Cursive went on, the people surrounding me in the pit were hyping each other up like they were waiting for their own personal ascension into heaven. It made sense that they were that excited because, once Tim Kasher and company came onstage everyone in the pit was dancing, putting their hands in the air and singing along to every complicated stanza Kasher sang. The five pieces in the band played every note with passion that matched the crowds enthusiasm, even incorporating a trumpet for some Cake-like flavor. Cursive brought everyone into it at The Bowery Ballroom that night, singing and playing to every person in the crowd.

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