Friday, February 26, 2010

Show Preview - Cursive with Alkaline Trio - 3/5/10 - Club Zoo

Cursive will be opening for the Alkaline Trio at Club Zoo on Friday, 3/5/10. There will be three sets this evening with Cursive up second. Cursive is still touring on last year's lp Mama, I'm Swollen. This is an excerpt of the previous review I wrote which can be found here:

Beginning with “From the Hips”, the maturity begins to shine through. This song begins slowly before catching fire at the 3 minute mark. The lyrics are dark and depressing: “We’re at our worst when it’s from our lips. Our words caused this rift and it’s as if the whole world has fallen in.” Then a follow up track “Donkeys” shows Tim K. beginning to question his own life, “But isn’t it time you act your age? You got a mortgage on your shoulders on a baby on the way.” Lyrically the album is dark and mysterious while showing a sense of mortality.

Cursive is also promoting a new single they have entitled "Discovering America" that is set for release on 3/9/10. All profits from this song will benefit the American Indian College Fund. This fund is setup to provide scholarships to Native American students through more than 30 tribal colleges and universities. The song itself tells of the abuse and exploitation of the American Indian community. The song will be available for download (Itunes, and through Saddle Creek Records.

Be sure to take a look at our previous show review of Cursive back in May at Diesel which can be found here and here. They put on a high energy and fun show which never disappoints the audience. Doors for the show open at 6:30p and the show begins at 7:30p.