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Cursive @ Horseshoe Tavern

. : : March 31st, 2012 : : . The difference between Cursive‘s performances in Buffalo at Mohawk Place and in Toronto at the Horseshoe Tavern could hardly have been more night and day. And no, not just because the capacity crowd was seemingly made up of frustratingly obnoxious jerks, aptly described by MusicSheBlogged.com as “sentimental ‘bros’ and their overly emotional fist pumping” and “hilarious […] douchebags”. Although it was. Rather, Cursive underscored just what I love about live music. The unpredictability, seeming spontaneity of a performance where anything could happen. From one night to the next, there was remarkable difference in the performance. Sure, this second night might…

Cursive @ Mohawk Place

. : : March 30th, 2012 : : . In university, I fell in love with Cursive. Hot on the tails of The Ugly Organ album, the follow up to their scorching hit, Domestica, the albums never left my, ahem, 128mb mp3 player. I couldn’t tell you how many times I listened to those discs on my travels in and about the streets of Ottawa. The previous summer, the band was scheduled for the Cure‘s Curiosa festival tour — and performed on each and every one of the tour dates, except Toronto. A couple of other tours, for both The Ugly Organ and their 2006 follow-up, Happy Hollow, still kept…

Cursive @ Tralf Music Hall

. : : July 31st, 2009 : : . Friends had been encouraging me to get into Cursive for some time by the time I actually came around and eventually fell in love. Most fans discover Cursive frontman Tim Kasher‘s side project The Good Life via fandom of the former. I did it backwards. A friend sent me a song or two of the Good Life’s brand new album (at the time), Album of the Year. I instantly fell in love, acquired the band’s back catalogue, and made it the soundtrack to my life. However, a desire for more music lead me to check out Kasher’s other band,…