Posted in music | tour dates on August 19, 2010

"titus andronicus last night at glasslands was pretty special. and sweaty. a pretty sweaty special." - Ward

Titus Andronicus

"For starters, [Titus Andronicus] looked like drowned rats by the time they hit "Arms Against Atrophy," just four songs in. At previous shows I was never sure whether or not Glasslands had air conditioning, but Glasslands definitely does not have air conditioning. Between Titus' cult following forming their requisite mosh pit up front and being in such a small venue for a band playing Webster Hall next month, the heat in that place was inescapable last night. Suffocating, almost. Everyone was very, very wet. The show, partly because of the heat I imagine, and partly because the cause, took on "an intimate show among friends with songs that haven't been played in a while" feel. They had to slow things down every so often, or they probably would have died. And so the calmer moments on songs like "No Future, Pt. 1" were even quieter; the silent pause before "No Future Part Three: Escape From No Future" turns noisy was even more dramatic; the outro to "Four Score and Seven" extended into an ethereal ambiance, and "And Ever" was like a modern-day "Piano Man." To make up for it, the louder material was more urgent, more epic." [L Magazine]
Check out the you'll-wish-you-were-there-hot-or-not video from the show below.

Check out Titus Andronicus again tonight at Maxwell's (if you have a ticket because it's sold out) where they kick off their tour with Free Energy. If you don't have a ticket, you can still get one for the September 25th show at Webster Hall where Free Energy is also opening (they kept that part a secret at first).

Updated dates below...

Titus Andronicus @ Glasslands

Free Energy & Titus Andronicus - 2010 Tour Dates
08/19: Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwells
08/21: Boston, MA @ Royale
08/22: Montreal, QB @ Il Motore
08/23: Ottowa, ON @ Mavericks
08/25: Ithaca, NY @ Castaways
08/28: Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival
08/29: Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
09/05: San Diego, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
09/07: Los Angeles, CA @ Viper Room *
09/08: San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
09/10: Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
09/11: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge/Music Fest Northwest
09/12: Seattle, WA @ The Tractor Tavern
09/13: Boise, ID @ Neurolux
09/14: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
09/15: Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
09/16: Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room
09/17: Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
09/18: Chicago, IL @ Metro
09/19: Newport, KY @ Southgate House
09/20: Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
09/21: Durham, NC @ Duke Coffeehouse
09/22: Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theatre
09/23: Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
09/24: Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
09/25: New York, NY @ Webster Hall

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Comments (23)

really I was never a big fan of titus music.... still not a big fan but tey put on a great show

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2010 2:57 PM

anyone have the setlist for this?

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2010 3:00 PM

I checked out the clip and i still do not wish I was there last night. Please explain why i would wish to be there as per your write up? Does not seem at all different from many small shows I have been to and the band's music is nothing that extraordinary.

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2010 3:00 PM

because it looked like a fun show? ya know, that concept of fun that is so elusive to BV moaners? does it take a earth-shattering event to make you want to leave your basement?

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2010 3:09 PM

How does Free Energy keep getting these excellent opportunities? That band SUCKS!

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2010 3:17 PM

3:17
perfect match then. TA gotta be one of the suckiest sonic abortions out there.

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2010 3:24 PM

its bikram disco time

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2010 3:25 PM

UH OH - IT'S HUMMUS TIME!

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2010 3:27 PM

L mag is for old people

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2010 3:28 PM

Traveling in California over Labor Day weekend and planning to see Titus in Solana Beach on 9/5....they're actually opening there for Free Energy. No accounting for taste on the left coast.

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2010 3:34 PM

"sonic abortion"??? you wrote that while wanking to a picture of s.palin didnt you?

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2010 3:50 PM

I would like to buy a vat of hummus & dive in whilst listening to Titus.

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2010 3:56 PM

Sonic Abortion=best band name ever

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2010 3:58 PM

I like the name "Anal Leakage" for a metal band. I can see the album cover now...

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2010 6:26 PM

man organ drowning mix in that clip. sounds like a hot sloppy mess, about as safe as market hotel. any electrical wires hanging out? nothing like overselling a show with no ac. free energy and TA seems like a weird match

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2010 8:12 PM

Was not at this show, but think it is safe to assume last night at Maxwell's was better. I just can't imagine them topping that set, they were unbelievable...also we had airconditioning.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2010 10:34 AM

What about the other bands that played that night??

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2010 3:59 PM

...says the lead singer from Bottle Up and Go.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2010 4:12 PM

Actually, I'm Alison from Bad Credit No Credit--I asked that question and we also played that night. Forgot to leave my name.

Posted by Alison | August 20, 2010 10:19 PM

allison - why not head on over to williamsboard to start another new thread asking your friends on there?

as someone who was at this show, you guys sucked.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2010 5:45 PM

aha!!! what's really funny is that i came back here to read what was written. secondly, you could have left yr name & we still can get together in person if you'd feel as confident talking to me that way to my face!! lol i don't subscribe to the board, but maybe i should... p.s. spell my name right dick. it's alison mcqueen. i'm listed let's talk in the real world.

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2010 5:56 PM

is your last name really mcqueen or is that just your hipster name?

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2010 11:13 PM

the support acts rocked. Titus rocked. Most of you are retarded.

Posted by pandabear | August 30, 2010 11:30 AM

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