Cursive rocks the Waiting Room


By Jasmine Maharisi, Editor-in-Chief

It’s been 10 years since Omaha based band Cursive released their highly-acclaimed album “Domestica,” and the foursome is still going strong today. On Tuesday, the band performed their 2000 album in front of a sold out crowd at the Waiting Room in celebration of its anniversary.

Although the band has gone on to achieve national success, guitarist and backup singer Ted Stevens said the band hasn’t forgotten their Omaha roots.

“I’m proud of Omaha musically,” he said. “I think it has a rich tradition. You can look at modern rock ‘n’ roll and see what’s happened in the past decade. I think that tradition also comes from a group of tradition of like-minded individuals who set the tone figuratively and literally 30 years.”

To show their hometown pride, the band often takes local bands on tour with them. Stevens said Cursive enjoys introducing Omaha musicians to audiences. He said the band likes to bring a little bit of Omaha to people from other places.

“The group of musicians known as ‘Saddle Creek’ has peaked and valleyed in terms of national attention,” Stevens said. “Now it’s time for the new group of musicians to step up, the younger people who have the lifestyles and physical and mental means to go out and be the next group of Omaha representatives.”

Normally, he said, the Omaha bands that tour with Cursive are friends, because above all, everyone wants to have a good time while on tour.