Tim Kasher Johnny Brenda’s Philly 11-9-13

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The night was filled with funnies, a fluffy pink tailored shirt, a great full band, some die hard fans, and super fantastic music. Shan will be seeing TK in Cleveland on 11-11-13 at the Grog, I can’t help but wonder if she will see the blue fluffy shirt there Monday night.

Tim Kasher has yet to disappoint me with an album or a live show (see photo set here). His energy and attitude is always a perfect match for the crowd he is in front of, wiling to engage, and be spontaneously (typically spontaneously funny). There was a great balance of old and new songs, Cursive, The Good Life, solo stuff. Our set had a smattering of it all. Saturday night was the first time I saw Tim play the keys, though I know he can. I’m waiting to one day see him on the accordion live. I would be bereft if I didn’t mention the bass player, Sara Bertuldo- I always love to see women tearing up the stage every bit as much as a man playing lead guitar. In fact, Tim’s whole band brought Johnny Brenda’s stage to life Saturday.

Laura Stevenson opened for Tim and his band again, it was actually my third time seeing her play live. First in 2011 when she opened for Tim (see the archived post here), and again when she opened for The Felice Brothers in 2012 (see the archived post here). She and her band played a great set that engaged the audience, and had both guys and girls singing along. I was impressed by the beauty and power of her voice and how succinct she and her band have become (photo set here) it’s solidly entertaining and moving to watch.

If you’re in Cleveland tonight (Monday November 11, 2013) I recommend you take your butt down to the Grog to see the show. You won’t regret it.

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