Neumos Capitol Hill
Mon Jan 20, 7 pm All Ages
Recommended by Chipp Terwilliger
The top portion of tonight’s Midwestern emo romp (brought to you by the letter C) is worthy enough of your attention: Omaha-raised musician Tim Kasher has hit his stride with long-running post-hardcore outfit Cursive, and few bands have been more consistent over the course of the past decade than Cleveland indie rockers Cloud Nothings. That said, the main draw might be Criteria, the bill’s opener. Longtime Cursive fans will no doubt be familiar with Steve Pedersen, who shared the stage with Kasher in the influential heartland indie-rock band Slowdown Virginia and the first iteration of Cursive. His own band, Criteria, recently ended its 15-year hiatus with the release of Years, an album chock-full of the same arena-sized hooks that made them a force to be reckoned with in the early aughts.