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4Knots Festival 2011 Recap

The first annual 4Knots Music Festival on Saturday, July 16th succeeded in turning South Street Seaport -- usually picturesque, tourist-clogged shopping plaza -- into an enjoyable venue for an afternoon of rock-centric music. As a replacement for Coney Island's Siren Fest, a summer music staple for the last decade, this year's one-stage, six-band lineup wa… More »

By: Andrew Frisicano / July 18, 2011 - 5:09 pm

Okkervil River, Titus Andronicus, NewVillager @ The Wiltern, Los Angeles 6/23/11

Okkervil River, who are touring in support of their latest album I Am Very Far, delighted fans at The Wiltern last night. Titus Andronicus sonically were the perfect choice as support while NewVillager mixed in some visual theatrics to their opening set. More »

By: Andrew Youssef / June 24, 2011 - 9:46 am

Our Band Could Be Your Life Tribute @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC 5/22/11

It's ten years since Michael Azerrad first published his defining DIY '80s scene portrait Our Band Could Be Your Life, which covered an independent music culture that changed irrevocably a decade before that with the release of Nevermind. Round anniversaries make apt opportunities for retrospectives, and in the case of Our Band, this year ha… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 23, 2011 - 10:01 am

Titus Andronicus – “No Future Part Three: Escape From No Future” Video

When we posted footage of Titus Andronicus covering They Might Be Giants, I mentioned a potentially more triumphant moment, the New Jersey-focused video for The Monitor's "No Future Part Three: Escape From No Future." The Tom Scharpling-directed clip's premiering across the Garden State today. (If you recall that previously quoted press release, "all Jersey residents,… More »

By: brandon / April 29, 2011 - 9:41 am

Scenes From Coachella ’11: Friday

If you're at Coachella you aren't on here. But this isn't a bad year to be here, all told: YouTube's live stream features some nice on-the-fly editing and at least a couple of bands worth watching here and there. Plus, you can swap between three stages at any given time to suit your taste. Today'… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 16, 2011 - 3:33 pm

Titus Andronicus Cover “Birdhouse In Your Soul”

The last time we checked in on A.V. Club’s Undercover series, Baths opted to take on the recently departed LCD Soundsystem’s “All My Friends.” Here, NJ shaggy dogs (and Replacements fans) Titus Andronicus threw a curveball and went for the resurgent They Might Be Giants' '90s hit "Birdhouse In Your Soul." Having also grown u… More »

By: brandon / April 12, 2011 - 3:00 pm

Dirty Projectors, St. Vincent, Ted Leo, tUnE-yArDs Team Up For Our Band Could Be Your Life: The Concert

Michael Azerrad's Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes From The American Indie Underground 1981-1991 is a great book, an essential read for folks who were there from the beginning, came in a little late, need to brush up on their music history, don't know much about history, etc. Azerrad's paragraphs are anecdotal, breezy, and… More »

By: brandon / March 8, 2011 - 3:14 pm

Spend 13 Minutes And 17 Seconds With Titus Andronicus

Patrick Stickles & Co. work up an honest NJ sweat in this performance of The Monitor closer "The Battle Of Hampton Roads." The clip was directed by Daniel Ryan for For No One. A must see for beard fans. More »

By: brandon / October 14, 2010 - 12:45 pm

Titus Andronicus & Free Energy Cover That Springsteen Song Vampire Weekend Covered A Few Weeks Ago

The tourmates performed "I'm Goin' Down" at the Earl in Atlanta last week, in direct violation of Vampire Weekend's multiple takes on the same Springsteen track. Truth is, Free Energy and Titus Andronicus do a better job locating the joyous, unbuttoned spirit of the live original. More »

By: brandon / September 27, 2010 - 5:11 pm

FYF Fest 2010 In Photos

This past weekend L.A. hosted the heavily (and according to various reports, perhaps overly) attended Fuck Yeah Festival. Great lineup, though apparently not the most easily navigated festival experience, according to our forces on the ground. We sent photographers Graeme Flegenheimer and Patrick Collier, who suffered through $4 water bottle prices and severe crowding to… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 8, 2010 - 4:15 pm

Titus Andronicus Bring “A More Perfect Union” To Fallon

Last night Patrick Stickles & Co. gave the awkward Jimmy Fallon audience something to dance for with a suitably shaggy, anthemic rendition of the abridged take on The Monitor's "A More Perfect Union."… More »

By: brandon / August 6, 2010 - 11:51 am

Pitchfork Music Festival 2010: Saturday Recap

A lot of times I compare live performances to how that band sounds on their album. At Pitchfork Festival, Saturday was really about how artists worked with the big crowd and the daytime heat (the latter was big factor yesterday as well). Delorean, for example, sounded great, but their early set could only get a… More »

By: jessica / July 18, 2010 - 3:08 pm

Pitchfork Music Festival 2010: Friday Recap

Amrit and I saw Inception just before the start of this year’s Pitchfork Festival, so you have to read this post with the understanding that the first day may have been a dream, or maybe you are in a dream reading the review, or maybe this is a shared dream (deep). So it was a… More »

By: jessica / July 17, 2010 - 2:57 pm

Titus Andronicus & The Babies Cover “The Sweater Song”

Late last week in Philadelphia, Titus Andronicus and Vivian Girls’ Cassie Ramone gave the Barbary a spirited cover of Weezer's beloved "Undone - The Sweater Song." Ramone was there because the Babies, her project with Woods' Kevin Morby, opened. Titus main man Patrick Stickles nails and ably improvises the guitar solo because he loves Weezer. More »

By: brandon / April 19, 2010 - 2:09 pm

Titus Andronicus – “A More Perfect Union” Video

One of The Monitor's best tracks is its raucous opener “A More Perfect Union," a song best experienced bleeding into “Titus Andronicus Forever”'s “the enemy is everywhere." This Claire Carré-directed video uses a severely edited version of the track (we go from 7:10 to 3:34), but I ended up not missing the extra minutes too… More »

By: brandon / March 29, 2010 - 2:20 pm

SXSW 2010: Wednesday In Photos

Here's a tip if you're going to one of these industry festival type things: If IAMSOUND is having a party, you should attend that party. Just like this past CMJ, the L.A.-based imprint owned their night, pulling together an eclectic lineup that showcased the right bands, all having a moment: Scott already posted some videoMore »

By: Amrit Singh / March 18, 2010 - 6:59 pm

Stream Titus Andronicus’ The Monitor

Yesterday we suggested The Montitor's opener "A More Perfect Union" was best experienced with a full bleed into the following track "Titus Andronicus Forever." Experience that and other overlaps at MySpace, where you'll find the NJ crew's sophomore collection streaming in all its ragged glory. More »

By: stereogum / March 2, 2010 - 3:55 pm

Titus Andronicus – “A More Perfect Union”

I tried to like The Airing Of Grievances because New Jersey dudes with big beards/bookshelves are close to my heart (and mirror), but I couldn't always get past the nagging Bright Eyes moments. A common enough comment, yeah, and not at all unfounded. That said, I find myself listening to Titus Andronicus's second album, the… More »

By: brandon / March 1, 2010 - 9:56 am

Titus Andronicus Not Fans Of Vice Halloween Party

Titus frontman Patrick Stickles was forcibly ejected because of his costume, but not before being put-off by the coke-snorting American Apparel-style "assholery on display." He got back in in time to perform ("I really needed the money"). This is his story. More »

By: brandon / November 2, 2009 - 11:50 am

CMJ ’09: Weekend In Photos

One last gargantuan batch of photos from an exhausting, exhaustive week of NYC showgoing. On Friday Jessica Amaya joined us at Doveman's record release party at the Elevated Hole, a Chelsea loft owned by the Yale English Dept. chair Michael Warner. The room was a perfect foil for Doveman's candlelit Conformist material, along with guest… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 26, 2009 - 9:07 am