It’s already been 16 months since Cursive’s last album, I Am Gemini, was released on Saddle Creek Records. While the album didn’t necessarily perform as well as it could have, the dedication frontman Tim Kasher gave to the project was admirable on its own. Since then, Kasher and the rest of the boys have been busy doing what they do best: playing shows. And, wow, they’ve played a lot of shows in their hometown of Omaha, but for some reason, it never gets old. Perhaps it’s Kasher’s magnetic, yet somehow flawed, charm, bassist Matt Maginn’s down-to-earth persona, or guitarist Ted Stevens’ intense focus on each note he plays that make them so appealing live. Personally, I’ve seen them more times than I can count, but each show is memorable. To me, the only thing missing is cellist Gretta Cohn, who hasn’t been seen with them since 2005. Either way, Cursive’s longevity speaks for itself. –Kyle Eustice

Cursive with Digital Leather, June 23, at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St., 9 p.m. Tickets are $13/ADV and $15/DOS. Visit for more information.

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