"No Fireworks" started the set of mostly new songs from the recent release of, The Game Of Monogamy. The very crowded and sold out show at Schubas brought Tim Kasher fans from all over. There was a kid there from Omaha, who had seen him the previous night, a couple from Wisconsin, as well as Indiana and Michigan.
Backed by cello, keyboards, trumpets and drums Kasher leapt into "Just Don't Get Caught" with the greatest of ease, over a roar of audience applause. Playing intently with a brief show of mischievous smiles every now and again Kasher went from song to song. It seemed as if he were going to play the entire album in random order. When the cello started out "There Must Be Something I've Lost", the crowd in almost unison started whispering, "I've become obsessed with my high school year book." They quietly sang the entire song along with Kasher. I've said it before in the review of the album for Mezzic: If you can't relate to this track, you are lying to yourself. The crowd's emotional repsonse at Schubas Saturday night proved this.
Announcing that he was going to play some songs from The Good Life as well, my mind immediately started to wonder what. "You're No Fool" off the album, Album Of The Year started another silent crowd sing-a-long. Bringing it back to The Game Of Monogamy, a hush fell over the crowd when he played, "The Prodigal Husband". He snapped the crowd out of their hypnotized state by immediately launching into "Cold love" and "A Grown Man". Declaring, "So this is it, we're done. But we'd like to play more if you'd like."
Kasher and his band wasted no time by heading off stage only to come back. They played a four song encore and by 12:10 AM the crowd was still wanting more Tim Kasher. Don't we all though? Kasher's live performance of his first heavily anticipated solo album missed not a beat. His trials in the court of love and pain come alive on stage. His heartbreak is palpable, even in his upbeat songs. Tim Kasher will always be relatable and give you company to keep you warm on any night. You're never alone when you you're with Tim Kasher.