I don’t want to be wordy today. But I do want to share my fun from last night. And it was fun, I can’t lie. I made it out to Tim Kasher at Johnny Brenda’s (which is one of my favorite Philly venues) even though I had found out that his set wouldn’t go on until 11pm. So, let me just say there’s maybe 10 musicians that can keep me out way late, or make me use personal days to see their shows. Tim is one of them, he’s always been. I have had his show planned for some time to be my summer kick off for concert season. Check the Sisters Dissonance archived reviews to see posts from years past- including a miniature interview I did with him awhile back. Anyway, I made it and I’m going to share some of it with you. I got an audio clip of him performing “Entertainer” a song from another band of his The Good Life seriously we also got to hear some Cursive too.
Audio clip of “Entertainer”
So here’s some more background info. He released a new album recently titled No Resolution. I feel like it is the evolution of sorts from The Game of Monogamy released in 2010. I couldn’t miss my chance to hear him play his set from this newest release- and of course we also got so much more. I am not surprised.
I took some photos, and some videos and some audio clips. Browse it all, take a look at the (photos link here) – listen to the clips I added and enjoy! Try to check him and his talented band out on this tour. I hope he’s coming your way. Meanwhile I’m operating today on 3.5 hours sleep. Meh. Oh, and soon there will be some youtube videos (link here) once I get them uploaded so keep checking back.
You can listen to a clip of “Truly Freaking Out” from his release Adult Film which fell in between The Game of Monogmay and the latest ->No Resolution.
The best part of this clip is the smashing glass in the background. A really happy woman (if you’re reading– hi! don’t be embarrassed, we were all excited and your dancing was truly part of the fun) twirled into a glass. It was obviously a smashing fun night.
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.