Tim Kasher, Friday at the Jackpot
If Sadbastardville were a real place, Tim Kasher would be its poet laureate. This is not meant to be derisive, because we’ve all been there. Lived there. Still reside there. Keep a vacation home. Something like that. Despite a bio claiming he’s from Omaha (which, to be fair, bears a striking resemblance to Sadbastardville), Tim Kasher was born in Sadbastardville and lives there to this day. With his bands Cursive and the Good Life, he’s made no less than three (count ’em, three!) breakup albums — Cursive’s Domestica; the Good Life’s Album of the Year; and his most recent solo record, The Game of Monogamy.