Tag: Titus Andronicus

  • Liquor Store

    Liquor Store are out for a good time. Their first album, Yeah Buddy, featured an attractive woman with massive boobs on the cover and tracks with titles like, “Manchild in Paradise,” “Jerkin’ It,” and “Proud To Be An American Man.” Think playful rock ‘n’ roll at its most boyish: The band wear a seal of […]

  • OFF THE GRID

    What does this year’s CMJ have in common with those of recent years? The best parties are the unofficial ones. Today, none are better than Exploding in Sound Records’s Unofficial Birthday Party Spectacular, the afternoon-into-late-night event featuring 11 bands, four of which we can confirm are really good. Headliners Speedy Ortiz, for instance, are riding […]

  • ROCKIN’ THE RIVER

    After hosting Titus Andronicus and the Black Angels in 2011 and Archers of Loaf and The Drums in 2012, the Voice’s own 4Knots festival returns to the South Street Seaport with—in our unbiased opinion—its best lineup yet. Philly rocker Kurt Vile headlines, but get there early for sets by noise-turned-roots fivesome the Men, fretboard hero […]

  • Battle of Brooklyn

    For their 2010 sophomore album, The Monitor, Jersey punks Titus Andronicus went big, releasing a double LP that mixed existential malaise, frontman Patrick Stickles’s recent breakup, and a narrative based on the American Civil War. As the title suggests, follow-up Local Business scaled things back, keeping the band small and the songs relatively short: This […]

  • Titus Andronicus Are Not the Taliban: Sorting Out the Long, Twisted History of the Band

    Titus Andronicus draw more from hip-hop culture more than you think. Songwriter, bandleader and Wu-Tang Clan fan Patrick Stickles’ lyrics are deeply post-modern and full of hypertext links to everything from The Velvet Underground to Albert Camus to Curb Your Enthusiasm. And like any hustler with a sense of business acumen, they now know the […]

  • The Power of Negative Thinking

    Patrick Stickles uses the word “explicate” more than most graduate students and writes his songs like essays, stacking in imagery and narrative until the point is made. What makes his band, Titus Andronicus, great is that he can do this while making his songs compelling the entire way through. Shout-along choruses usually help. The band’s […]

  • WICKED GAME

    Obie winner Ron Cephas Jones, who was last seen at the Public Theater as the malevolent Aaron in Titus Andronicus, returns to take on another despicable villain: the deformed titular monarch in Richard III. Coming off its run as a part of the Public Theater’s recently revived Mobile Shakespeare Unit, which tours correctional facilities, homeless […]

  • ALL ABOARD

    Last year, the inaugural 4Knots Music Festival brought Titus Andronicus, the Black Angels, Eleanor Friedberger, Mr. Dream, and hundreds of screaming, moshing, crowd-surfing rock fans to the South Street Seaport for a free afternoon of music and good times. Building on that success, the Voice (yes, full disclosure, this is our festival) returns to the […]

  • BLOODY MESS

    Continuing its fall Shakespeare series, the Public Theater presents the Bard’s early tragedy Titus Andronicus. Jay O. Sanders stars as Titus, Rome’s fearless general and head of a noble Roman family. When his armies defeat the Goths, the imprisoned queen unleashes terror in his land. Of course, Titus “cooks up” some revenge of his own. […]

  • WHO’S THE BOSS?

    Speaking with the Voice last month, Amy Klein updated us on recent news from her cleverly named Permanent Wave feminist collective, which since forming in December had, among other things, organized a handful of protests and a fundraiser benefiting the Center Against Domestic Violence. Tonight, the group attempts something lighter with what they’re describing as […]