92.1 WPTS Presents
Cursive: Celebrating 20 Years of Domestica
Tuesday, December 19th, 2022
Thunderbird Music Hall
4053 Butler St. Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Doors @ 7pm
Show @ 8pmAGE RESTRICTION: 18+ FOR GA / 21+ FOR BALCONY LEVELS
Over the past two decades, Cursive has become known for writing smart, tightly woven concept albums where frontman Tim Kasher turns his unflinching gaze on specific, oftentimes challenging themes, and examines them with an incisively brutal honesty. 2000’s Domestica dealt with divorce; 2003’s The Ugly Organ tackled art, sex, and relationships; 2006’s Happy Hollow skewered organized religion; 2009’s Mama, I’m Swollen grappled with the human condition and social morality; and 2012’s I Am Geminiexplored the battle between good and evil. But the band’s remarkable eighth full-length, Vitriola, required a different approach — one less rigidly themed and more responsive as the band struggles with existentialism veering towards nihilism and despair; the ways in which society, much like a writer, creates and destroys; and an oncoming dystopia that feels eerily near at hand.
Cursive has naturally developed a pattern of releasing new music every three years, creating records not out of obligation, but need, with the mindset that each record could potentially be their last. 2015 came and went, however, and the band remained silent for their longest period to date. But the members of Cursive have remained busy with solo records, a movie (the Kasher-penned and directed No Resolution), and running businesses (the band collectively owns and operates hometown Omaha’s mainstay bar/venue, O’Leaver’s). The band even launched their own label, 15 Passenger, through which they’re steadily reissuing their remastered back catalogue, as well as new albums by Kasher, Campdogzz, and David Bazan and Sean Lane. And like many others, the band members have been caught up in the inescapable state of confusion and instability that plagues their home country, and seems to grow more chaotic with each passing day.
Ticket Tier Info:
Upper Balcony Tickets - Seated Section with Private Bar, Private Bathroom, and a View. Must be 21+ to purchase (IDs will be checked upon arrival). Sold in packages of 4.
Lower Balcony Tickets - Seated Section with Private Bar and a View. Must be 21+ to purchase. Sold in pairs of 2.
General Admission Tickets - Standing Room tickets on the Main Floor, closet to the stage
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