630 Barret Ave.
$15; 9 p.m.
Truly a musician’s musician, Tim Kasher has fronted Cursive since 1995, guiding them through seven albums, one break-up, and one temporary hiatus. A part of Saddle Creek Records’ Omaha, Neb.-based bracket, Cursive truly came on the scene in 2003 with the seminal album The Ugly Organ and its single “Art is Hard.” From there, the band continued to expand their Omaha indie rock sound with the addition of a five-piece horn section on 2006’s Happy Hollow. Now, back to basics here in 2012 with raw guitar rock, the band has produced Gemini, an album reminiscent of former tour mates Interpol. To hear all these different versions of Cursive, head to Diamond Pub on Thursday. For art may be hard, but Cursive makes it look easy. Locals The Foxery open the show. —Kelly Kettering