Somebody Got Stabbed at a Cursive Show at the Bowery Ballroom

March 11, 2015 | Liam Mathews

Cursive is an indie rock band from Omaha. They are sometimes categorized as “emo,” a genre associated with scrawny men singing about feelings, not violence. But last night after their show at the Bowery Ballroom, a man was stabbed in the leg.

An NYPD spokesperson confirmed to ANIMAL that a 23-year-old man was taken into custody late last night in front of the Bowery Ballroom, located at 6 Delancey Street on the Lower East Side. He had stabbed a 31-year-old man in the rear right thigh during a dispute. The weapon was recovered at the scene.

A witness who had been at the show described the crowd during the concert as “raucous” and “wild.” Afterward, he said, he was hanging out in the green room with the band when the venue manager came in and said that someone had been stabbed in the leg. The witness said that a band member said, “I heard some guy banging on the bar and yelling,” and speculated that this was the victim. The manager said that the assailant was quickly apprehended by venue security, and he “went peacefully” to await the arrival of the police.

Phone calls and emails to the venue and Bowery Presents, the company that owns the Bowery Ballroom, have gone unreturned as of press time. Tim Kasher, lead singer of Cursive, also did not respond.

(Photo: Wally Gobetz)