Other Music’s free in-store sessions are bona fide geek paradise -- famous musicians and luridly rare vinyl, both within petting distance! –- and this week, the East Village shop added Omaha musician Tim Kasher to the eclectic slate.
Kasher, the frontman for Omaha post-hardcore rockers Cursive, will be celebrating the release of his first solo singer/songwriter effort, The Game of Monogamy, on Tuesday, October 5, at 8pm. (Cute and/or sociopathic album title, Tim!) He’s released eight albums with Cursive since 1997 and four as the Good Life, a different solo project. The Game of Monogamy comes courtesy of - where else? - Nebraska’s own Saddle Creek records.
Early word on The Game of Monogamy suggests the volatile Kasher is going quieter, gentler, at least slightly more brain-meltingly labyrinthine that Cursive’s 2003 classic The Ugly Organ. Lead single “Cold Love” reflects the same treble intensity as the best Cursive joints and also a softer lilt in Kasher’s croak. Should be a terrific show. Admission is first-come-first-served, and we recommend lining up at least three hours ahead of time; an Other Music in-store wristband is a precious commodity, much like Other Music itself.
Kasher will also perform at cool new Park Slope hall the Rock Shop on Wednesday, October 6, with opener Charles Bissell of the Wrens.
Watch “Cold Love”: