Entries tagged with: Titus Andronicus
Willamette Week's Musicfest NW announces this year's festival line-up which will be held at various venues around the Portland, OR metropolitan area on September 16, 17, 18 & 19. On the heels of the most successful MFNW to date, MFNW 2009 launches with nothing but the hope of a bigger and better festival. MFNW's ultimate aim is to provide Portland with a unique and special musical experience that features all types of acts including nationally renowned artists while still honoring and supporting the special musical scene of the Northwest.Four-day passes to the fest are on sale now.
The lineup so far, including the newly-reunited Sunny Day Real Estate, is below...
Vivian Girls @ Bowery Ballroom in December (more by Zach Stern)
As we pointed out back in April, and further confirmed in a list of Abe Vigoda tour dates, The Whitney is hosting some indie rock shows this July, in conjunction with their Dan Graham Retrospective. And the full schedule looks something like this:
Fri, June 26 - Acoustic Evening with The Feelies
Fri, July 10 - Titus Andronicus / Real Estate
Fri, July 17 - Abe Vigoda / Grooms (Muggabears)
Fri, July 24 - (band TBA) / YellowFever
Fri, July 31 - Vivian Girls / These Are Powers
The Feelies show is "Free with Museum admission (free for Whitney members)." and "Tickets for this [Feelies] concert are available day of show only, beginning at 1 pm at the Museum. Space is limited; tickets are first-come, first-served." The other four shows basically say the same thing, but just, "Free with museum admission. Seating is first-come, first-served. No reservations." More details below.
Other programs include "Dan Graham in Conversation with Glenn Branca" and a family performance of Rock and Roll Ice Cream by Japanther. Full schedule below...
Loney Dear @ Union Hall last time they were here (more by Tim Griffin)
tonight in NYC
* The Roots @ Highline Ballroom
* NY Dolls @ the Varvatos Store
* Adele, The Script @ Roseland Ballroom
* Olof Arnalds, Dylan Mondegreen @ Union Hall
* St. Vincent @ Virgin Megastore Union Square
* Ben Harper & the Relentless 7 @ Webster Hall
* Illinois, Holly Miranda, Kenan Bell @ Mercury Lounge
* Electric Six, Living Things, Evil Cowards @ Bowery Ballroom
* Angel Deradoorian, Drawlings, The Holy Experiment @ Cake Shop
* Lady Sovereign, Chester French, Hollywood Holt @ Highline Ballroom
* Marina Rosenfeld and Anthony Coleman, Jeremiah Cymerman @ The Stone
* Loney Dear, Lia Ices, The Silent League @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Bushwick Book Club with Corn Mo, Susan Hwang, others @ Goodbye Blue Monday
* Phil Anastasia, Inspectah Deck, Heltah Skeltah + "Sessions" @ Santos
Titus Andronicus' new video for "Landscape With the Fall of Icarus" below...
by Andrew Frisicano
Ted Leo R/X + Andrew WK @ Indie Rock Karaoke (more by Ryan Muir)
Also in June, Titus is touring with Ted Leo (who has to have a new album due at some point?). They'll stop at Kearny, NJ's Irish American Association on June 21st. Tickets are still on sale for that show.
Ted Leo is known as a pretty jocular guy. A regular on The Best Show on WFMU, his comedy-related credits also include an appearance on Human Giant's 24-hour marathon in 2007 where he dished with show hosts Aziz Ansari, Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer. Last fall, Ted + R/X even backed up a karaoke set hosted by Andrew WK (proof above). Around that time, Ted also released a split 7" with comedian Zach Galifianakis.
He'll continue that trend Thursday, April 23rd when he appears as the musical guest at Comedy Below Canal at 92YTribeca. Paul F. Tompkins hosts the night, which will feature comics Lisa deLarios, Christian Finnegan and others.
Tickets for that show are on sale AND we have a pair to give away. Details (with a video of Ted Leo on the Human Giant marathon) below...
Ted Leo @ Webster Hall (more by Nathan Miller)
Updated Ted Leo dates below...
words by Andrew Frisicano, photos by Leia Jospe
It's a cliche, but Titus Andronicus has got to be one of the hardest working/most tour-prone bands around. After a show-filled 2008, the band headed out on a monthlong winter tour with Los Campesinos, culminating in two Bowery Ballroom shows on February 14th and 15th (pics from Los Campesinos set). That was followed by a set of European dates, a Mar 13th KEXP Benefit at Bowery Ballroom with the Wrens , two shows with Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson, and a bunch of SXSW shows in Austin (where they also met the mayor).
In April, the band heads out on tour with Lucero, stopping at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 18th (Tickets are still on sale). In June, the band will play a series of dates with their friend Ted Leo. No NYC date on that tour, but they will hit Toad's Place in New Haven on June 19th.
The band also recently released an iPhone application. Description: "Think Tetris, except you're their roadie and you have to load their gear into their tiny touring van."
More Bowery Ballroom pictures and all tour dates below...
photos by Leia Jospe
"CD sales are down. Digital hasn't caught up. Record companies are consolidating. New bands are trying to find their own way.Leia spent Thursday at the BV day party at Radio Room. On Friday, she ran around to three different Austin venues, seeing favorites like No Age, Titus Andronicus, HEALTH, and The Mae Shi. More of her pictures below...
Despite all the challenging news, thousands of industry professionals and eager music fans turned out for the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas, over the weekend. The festival, tailored to recording industry talent seekers and the talent they seek, officially ended Sunday.
While optimism ran high at the five-day whirlwind of panel discussions, trade shows, live concerts and private parties, much of the conversation throughout the event focused on the sobering reality of the music industry's uncertain future.
"Obviously we're going through a transition. All of the major record labels have gone through some sort of cost-cutting and consolidation over the last few years," said Rand Hoffman, head of business and legal affairs at Interscope Geffen A&M Records.
"Right now CD sales are falling more rapidly than digital is going up," he told a group of SXSW festival-goers at a panel discussion on the future of the industry." [CNN]
Deer Tick @ BV official showcase @ Club De Ville - yesterday
The Bronx (crowd) @ BV day party @ Emo's - yesterday
the mayor of Austin & Titus Andronicus, Austin, TX - yesterday
Future Islands @ the 1896 in February (more by Lori Baily)
tonight in NYC
* Maceo Parker @ SOBs
* Fleetwood Mac @ MSG
* Allman Brothers @ Beacon
* The Roots @ Highline Ballroom
* Butch Walker & The Films @ Maxwell's
* Pronto, Puss 'N Boots @ Mercury Lounge
* CuCu Diamantes (of Yerba Buena) @ Bowery Ballroom
* Double Dagger, Future Islands, Teeth Mountain @ Market Hotel
* Matt Everett, Ingrid Olava, Magdyn Osh, Annie and Her Guns @ Cake Shop
Things will be a little slow today due to SXSW. Sorry! We're trying to keep up.
Speaking of which, if you are in SXSW, come by our Thursday and Friday parties.
Everything went great yesterday - day party at Emo's followed by night party at Club De Ville (more about that later).
Great Lake Swimmers' video for Your Rocky Spine below...
Titus Andronicus @ McCarren Pool (more by Jason Bergman)
today in NYC
* The Fakers @ Glasslands
* The Duke Spirit @ Maxwell's
* Titus Andronicus @ Sound Fix
* Here We Go Magic @ Southpaw
* A Storm of Light, Amenra & Zoroaster @ Europa
* Los Campesinos! & Titus Andronicus @ Bowery Ballroom
* Ocean, Salome, Riff Cannon & Batillus at Public Assembly
* Kidrockers presents Chairlift & The Bloodsugars @ 92yTrbeca (afternoon)
* Iran, Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson, The Fakers & Pure Horsehair @ Death by Audio
Two bands called "The Fakers" are playing in Brooklyn tonight. At Glasslands is The Fakers that = White Williams & Matt from Ecstatic Sunshine. The other The Fakers are playing Iran's record release party at Death By Audio. Weird.
Ecstatic Sunshine has a show coming up at The Stone.
No Fun Fest tickets were supposed to go on sale today, but they went on sale Saturday.
"Andrew Cedermark, Ian P. O'Neil, and Patrick Stickles, all of Titus Andronicus each perform short solo sets consisting of Titus and non-titus jams. This special show is sandwiched between two sold out shows at Bowery Ballroom with Los Campesinios. We have to start early so the boys can get over to Bowery so this starts at 5pm! Expect a good time, see you there." - 5PM, free, @ SoundFix
More Titus Andronicus dates HERE.
Misshapes are on the cover of Page Six Magazine.
Brent Hinds of Mastodon guests on the new Zoroaster album. Download the track HERE.
Did you get the free Tim Fite Valentine's Day EP?
Los Campesinos's video for "My Year In Lists" below...
today in NYC
* Fashion Week
* Paul Simon @ Beacon Theater
* Golden Triangle @ Tip Top Bar
* Grouper, etc @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Japanther & Ninjasonik @ BAM Cafe
* Jennifer O'Connor & Mascot @ Southpaw
* The Harlem Shakes & Shilpa Ray @ Southpaw
* Screaming Females & many others @ Cake Shop
* The Legendary Shack Shakers & O'Death @ Maxwell's
* Los Campesinos! & Titus Andronicus @ Bowery Ballroom
* The Virgins & Mike Bones @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings & Naomi Shelton @ Nokia Theatre
* Kyp Malone, Wild Yaks & Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson @ Glasslands
* Lissy Trullie, Golden Triangle & the Phenomenal Handclap Band for Alexander McQueen
The NY Times does Neko Case.
Pitchfork TV went on tour with Titus Andronicus. Watch the video below...
Lucero @ Terminal 5 (more by Mike Lerner)
Titus Andronicus are currently out on the road with Los Campesinos!. It's a tour that has both bands back in NYC at Bowery Ballroon for two shows that are very soon. Tickets for
those are still on sale sold out.
Titus Andronicus is also playing Bowery Ballroom on March 13th with The Wrens.
And then in April Lucero and Titus will join forces for a tour that includes an April 18th show at Music Hall of Williamsburg (Titus's fourth upcoming show at either Bowery or MHOW). Tickets for that go on Am Ex presale Wednesday, and then regular sale Friday.
Ben Nichols of Lucero...
...released his highly anticipated solo debut album [in January], a "mini-LP" titled "The Last Pale Light in the West," via Liberty & Lament / The Rebel Group. Nichols layed down tracks in August 2008 with Rick Steff (Cat Power, Lucero) and Todd Beane (Glossary) for this seven track mini-LP, which features songs inspired by the Cormac McCarthy book "Blood Meridian."Ben is opening two shows for the Pogues in Washington DC. All Lucero tour dates below...
"The Last Pale Light in the West" is a stripped-down piece with Nichols' gritty vocals at the forefront. Nichols added acoustic guitar to the record, alongside Steff on piano and accordion, and Beane's pedal steel guitar.
DOWNLOAD: Titus Andronicus - Titus Andronicus (MP3)
Best mention of a ringtone in a lyric: "It's Never That Easy Though, Is It? (Song for the Other Kurt)" from Los Campesinos!As pointed out before, Los Campesinos! and Titus Andronicus will hit the road together this month. Starting January 15th in Baltimore, the two bands will end up in NYC for two final shows together at Bowery Ballroom on February 14th and 15th (tix). One night before the tour begins (1/14), Titus also have a local show scheduled at Maxwell's with Vivian Girls (tix). Now so do Los Campesinos!, and it's free and at SoundFix in Brooklyn (1/14, 8-9pm, first come, first servied). All other dates below...
The Replacements' "Answering Machine" is in need of an update. There's no denying that the Mats' mix of bitterness and loneliness is still powerful, but the choice of technology is a bit dated. Los Campesinos! try to modernize things. And while lacking the acidic tone of the Replacements, this caffeine-loaded U.K. act makes up for it with bratty anger, stomping into the chorus with this refrain: "I'm calling you again on your telephone, and all I ever get is another stupid ringtone."
[LA Times' 39 most memorable pop music moments of 2008]
DOWNLOAD: Vivian Girls - Blind Spot (Daisy Chain cover) (MP3)
Vivian Girls @ the Court Tavern, New Brunswick, NJ (thepiratehat)
Vivian Girls, NYC & NJ 2009
Dec 31 (NYE) - they opened for Yo La Tengo
Jan 04 - they played the Court Tavern (see above)
Jan 11 - they're playing for kids @ the Living Room
Jan 14 - they're playing w/ Titus Andronicus @ Maxwell's
Jan 20 - they're playing w/ Fucked Up & Pissed Jeans @ MARKET HOTEL *
Feb 19 - they're opening for M Ward @ Apollo Theater $
* the MH show was moved from Danbro Studios
$ one of three shows they're playing with M Ward. Weird? yes.
All dates below...
today in NYC
* One For The Team @ Cake Shop
* FOTP presents Yikes! @ Glasslands
* R. Stevie Moore & Chris Bolger @ Maxwell's
* Talibam! & Car Commercial @ Issue Project Room
* Regal Standard, Doug Gillard & Graham Smith @ Pianos
One For The Team are in town from Minneapolis to play Cake Shop on (coincedentally?) the same night one of their songs plays on MTV's The Real World Brooklyn... which premieres tonight.
Kenny Loggins was born today in 1948.
Downloads boost 2008 single sales.
"Apple said Tuesday that it would remove anticopying restrictions on all of the songs in its popular iTunes Store and allow record companies to set a range of prices for them."
Music Industry Ditches MP3-Snooping Security Firm.
RI judge hears arguments in music downloading case.
New Eminem and 50 Cent tracks are on the Internet.
Blitzen Trapper's new video for "Furr" below...
New Years Eve at Death By Audio is all regular bands playing as tribute bands for one night only. The Deep & Holy Sea will be The Replacements, Asa Ransom are The Clash, Necking will be Black Flag, Love or Perish are the Misfits, Liturgy are Black Sabbath, So So Glos are playing as a mystery band, AND a mystery band are playing as Weezer. E4e1 drops the hint that the mystery band is "Shakespearean". Titus Andronicus will already be in the neighborhood. The cover is just $2.00.
DOWNLOAD: Adam Sandler - Hanukkah Song (MP3)
Hanukkah is just a couple of days away, which, most excitingly, means vegan latkes and eight Yo La Tengo shows at Maxwell's with secret openers, comedians and special guests. Last year it was The New Pornographers, Jim James, Mark Arm, Alex Chilton, Versus, The dB's, The Clean, and many others. Who will be the openers this year? All we really know is that comedian Todd Barry will be there on the final night (December 28th). We also know that The Feelies will NOT be opening one of the Hoboken Hanukkah shows (they're opening New Years Eve). Someone commented that they heard She & Him are opening one. I have no idea if that's true. I do have some guesses though.
I would put money on Titus Andronicus (NJXL) as an opener. My other guesses for guests and/or openers are Quasi, Ted Leo, NY Dolls and/or David Johansen, The Fleshtones, AC Newman, The A-Bones, Lou Reed, Endless Boogie, Britt Daniel, Will Sheff, Department of Eagles, Charles Bissell, and Jennifer O'Connor. I expect to be wrong about all or most of those. There will also be an assortment of comedians that may or may not include Jon Benjamin, Jon Glaser, Eugene Mirman, David Cross, John Oliver, Bill Murray and Fred Armisen. Stay tuned for updates, and please comment with your own guesses and/or facts.
Tickets are completely sold out for all eight Yo La Tengo shows. Matisyahu unfortunately can not say the same about his Hanukkah run at Webster Hall and Music Hall of Williamsburg. And his loss is your (or your little sister's or your mom's or maybe nobody you know's) gain. Get $5.00 off tickets by using the code "Light" when buying at Ticketmaster. I also have a few pairs to giveaway to the Matisyahu show of your choice (remember there are eight different openers too).
For a ton of other Hanukkah event options, see HERE. Details on winning Matisyahiu tix below....
DOWNLOAD: Titus Andronicus - Titus Andronicus (MP3)
photos by Michael Gruen
so, like I used to have this beard you see.. (Patrick Stickles @ Market Hotel)
Titus Andronicus's Patrick Stickles played a solo show at Market Hotel in Brooklyn last night - he was opening for his friend Ted Leo who also played solo (and solo Cale Parks was also on the bill) (12/15). As you can see, Patrick is now without beard.
As previously posted, Titus Andronicus are playing a home-state show at Maxwell's on January 14th followed immediately by a national tour with Los Campesinos!, BUT FIRST: another NYC New Years Eve option:
Public Assembly & MEANYFEST USA present New Year's Eve Blow Out Party!$35 and/or $70 tickets are on sale for the show at Public Assembly which is the venue right next door to where Crystal Castles are playing twice that night. More pictures of Patrick playing Market Hotel, below...
24 hour liquor license means party all night into the afternoon the next day!!!
*SEMI PRECIOUS WEAPONS @ 1:30
*THE JOHNS @ 12:30
*TITUS ANDRONICUS @ 10:30
+ Plus DJ VHS (LADY GA GA)!!
Ted Leo showed up for Indie Rock Karaoke on December 3rd at Studio B with a set of both old and new R/X material - the new from the forthcoming unnamed record five - the old, his standards and classics: "Where Have all the Rude Boys Gone?," "Timorous Me," "Heart Problems," "Army Bound" and "Hearts of Oak" - the latter also melted the crowd's feet of oak, along with the complimentary vodka (I don't remember the brand, but if you're going to promote something, the drinks need to taste slightly better than mint leaf soaked in cleaning fluid).
Ted Leo's vocals have always ventured into the high falsetto range (especially for someone playing in front of such a loud band); here they held up, but I thought newer songs relied on them less. Material seems to focus more on rhythm and less on melody. I think Ted described one track as "dancehall meets death metal" - forever in Fred Perry, he seems a little more like Mark E. Smith every day..
The band took a break and the evening's emcee , the always entertaining Andrew W.K., gleefully instructed on how to properly sing karaoke by "destroying the ego," then proceeded to demonstrate on a "Louie Louie" punctuated by haymakers and headbangs. The audience karaokers were treated pretty mercifully - anyone who made at least a reasonable attempt was awarded with applause and accolades, with the audience singing along loudly to most everything. Highlights include the first two peformers ("Search and Destroy" and "When Eagles Dare" - the first a spot-on Iggy Pop, the second, a karaoke regular dressed in his Aquaman costume with a plastic trident prop), the impecable Minor Threat and Stiff Little Fingers renditions, and the two guys who, on "Me and Mia," took the guitar from R/X guitarist James Canty and played the chords too. I think only one person actually got booed.
Ted Leo returns, solo, to NYC for a visit to the Market Hotel tonight, Monday December 15th. Opening will be Patrick Stickles ("lead singer of TITUS ANDRONICUS") and CALE PARKS ("from Aloha & White Williams").
In case you haven't been to the Market Hotel before, it's magic requires that it remain somewhat "under the radar," so in order to ensure that no lines form outside the door (thus attracting unwanted attention), they will be selling tickets starting at 6pm, on the day of the show (today) only at Goodbye Blue Monday, 1087 Broadway, Bklyn. They will not be taking money at the door, you must go to Goodbye Blue Monday to get a ticket (it's only 3 blocks away)... - TedThis will be the second time Ted and Patrick shared the Market Hotel stage this year. More pictures and all dates (including a benefit in CT on Tuesday night) below...
By Andrew Frisicano
The Thermals @ Fontana's (more)
NJ's Titus Andronicus recently signed with XL, who will release the band's future TBA recordings. First, XL will re-release The Airing of Grievances (previously on Troubleman Unlimited) on January 20th.
Titus goes on a 2009 tour with Los Campesinos! that includes two February shows at Bowery Ballroom (tickets), but first Titus will headline their own show at Maxwell's in their own state (on January 14th). Tickets are also on sale.
In other signings news, Kill Rock Stars announced that it will release the next Thermals record, titled Now We Can See, on April 7, 2009. KRS also reports, "a 7" of the first single, "When I Died," will precede the album on March 10th followed by a trip to SXSW."
The announcement ends The Thermals' five-year, three-album Sub Pop run. The Seattle label also recently lost Sweden's Loney Dear (a.k.a Emil Svanängen) - who has two Dec NYC dates - to Polyvinyl.
All tour dates below...
Photos by Leia Jospe
No Age, now on tour, headlined Market Hotel in Brooklyn on Monday night (11/10). Like they did one night earlier at Santos Party House, Titus Andronicus opened, except this time they were joined by special guest and fellow NJ resident Ted Leo for a cover of NJ band Misfits' "Where Eagles Dare". This is the same cover Titus played with NJ's Yo La Tengo during a NJ pride moment at Brooklyn venue McCarren Pool's final free show over the summer.
No Age's set got especially crazy towards the end as people started getting trampled and knocked over as other people were charging towards the stage. Soft Circle and Sisters opened the show.
Titus just announced a tour with Los Campesinos!. More pictures from Market Hotel, including one of No Age's setlist, below...
Los Campesinos! have announced details of a month long Winter tour of the U.S. in support of their upcoming release, We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed, in stores November 25 on Arts & Crafts. The 21-date tour kicks off January 15 in Baltimore, MD and concludes with the welcoming of the UK septet into their temporary new home of New York City, appropriately performing two nights at the Bowery Ballroom beginning on Valentine's DayAll shows are with Titus Andronicus. An American Express presale for the first Bowery Ballroom show starts Wednesday at noon. All dates below...
Photos by Leia Jospe
No Age and Titus Andronicus are playing a free show at Santos Party House in NYC on November 9th. To get in, you need to "buy" tickets HERE at which point "You will receive a confirmation email that your name (plus one) will be on the guest list", and "PLEASE NOTE: Admittance to the show is subject to capacity."
The Santos show is one day before No Age plays Market Hotel in Brooklyn. Titus Andronicus played Market Hotel on Saturday October 18th. That's where the pictures in this post are from. More of them below....
Photos by Leia Jospe
Titus Andronicus played a show with Abe Vigoda and Love is All at Maxwell's the other night (10/13). This Saturday night (10/18) they play Market Hotel in Brooklyn with the So So Glos. All tour dates and more Maxwell's pictures below...
photos by Kyle Dean Reinford
Tickets are still on sale for the show Man Man is playng at Webster Hall with Titus Andronicus on October 10th which is one day before Man Man leave on a tour with Anti-labelmate Tim Fite. They played Austin City Limits this past weekend. More pictures from that and all tour dates below...