This past Saturday was another installment of Radio Happy Hour, the variety show that's not necessarily on the radio. Unfortunately, I started a new job a couple weeks ago and I was unable to attend; on the bright side, my opportunistic girlfriend took charge and offered to shoot footage from the show. When we found out that Cursive would be the guest musicians, my girlfriend was very excited and told me how much she loved them and how much I needed to see them. So, I guess it was fate that she would be in charge of filming the show and producing content for this post.
The first thing that struck me from their performances was the fact that they brought their whole band!! I personally think that it was a great decision to have a full band performance, since limiting the number of band members performing will limit what songs they can play. Also, it will give Radio Happy Hour the flexibility of choosing full bands instead of certain members from bands or solo artists. Cursive performed two songs from their latest effort, Mama, I'm Swollen, including the title track and "From the Hips". I enjoyed what I saw from the videos and thought they performed each song very well. Videos from the show are below:
I am also including a video of Sam Osterhout's hilarious 'quick-fire' segment with Arthur Phillips and Tim Kasher (of Cursive):
Cursive @ Radio Happy Hour, Le Poisson Rouge Reviewed by Scott Rowe, Editor on 2:07:00 PM Rating: