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Cursive at the National

Sunday, Sept. 30


Tim Kasher has always been at his most impressive when telling stories. Thanks to Kasher’s honesty and artistry with words, his band Cursive has repeatedly turned good indie-rock songs into life-or-death explorations of tumult and love — aka great indie-rock songs. With “I Am Gemini,” the Omaha, Neb., outfit’s seventh record, the frontman assembles a multi-act, multi-character play about twin brothers Cassius and Pollock, based on the mythological, egg-hatched Castor and Pollux. It’s a painstakingly constructed project rich with chimerical phrasing and ample opportunities for Kasher to sort out his issues — precisely the kind of platform he needs to demonstrate his talent. Cursive performs at the National with Minus the Bear and Caspian on Sunday, Sept. 30, at 8 p.m. $20-$23.

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