Titus Andronicus, Ex Hex & Spider Bags played Warsaw (pics and setlist)
Plus: a new Titus video and a WTF with Marc Maron episode ft. Patrick Stickles & Mikal Cronin
photos by Christina Domingues
Titus Andronicus / Ex Hex
Things remained at a fever pitch through the second half of "Four Score and Seven" and "A More Perfect Union." When the band left the stage after concluding with "Titus Andronicus" just before midnight, the crowd screamed for more until the lights came up and security started shooing us out.
I was covered in sweat and imagining the art project of bruises that would dapple my torso in the morning as I hobbled back toward The Gutter to see if my friends were still there. "Maybe I'm getting too old for this," I thought. "Maybe I should just stand in the back like the 45-year-old dad I am and save my body."
I don't think I can do it, though. It's two days later, and I'm still sore; but I can't trade the connection, the feeling of... ...euphoria... ...exhilaration... ...anger... ...frustration... ...SOMETHING... ...for the comfort that comes from standing in the back of the room and watching things unfold from afar. [Cool Dad Music]
Titus Andronicus celebrated their new 29-song rock opera The Most Lamentable Tragedy back in July with five Shea shows and on Friday (10/16) their tour brought them back to Brooklyn for a much bigger show at Warsaw with Mary Timony's band Ex Hex and Spider Bags. The show was sold out, and it doubled as the Merge Records CMJ showcase. As the Cool Dad Music review quoted above points out, Titus and their crowd were as wild as ever. Pictures are in this post.
Titus frontman Patrick Stickles and his Merge labelmate Mikal Cronin also both appear on the new episode of Marc Maron's WTF podcast. You can listen here. Titus also made a video for "No Future Part IV: No Future Triumphant" off the new record, which you can watch below.
More Warsaw pictures and Titus' setlist also below...
Titus Andronicus @ Warsaw - 10/16/15 Setlist: (via)
The Boys Are Back in Town (Thin Lizzy cover)
Stranded (On My Own)
Still Life with Hot Deuce and Silver Platter
I Lost My Mind
Mr. E. Mann
A Pot In Which To Piss
Four Score And Seven
A More Perfect Union