Titus Andronicus‘ lyrics are ridden with anger, hopelessness, and nihilism spawned from growing up in the predominately white, suburban neighborhood of Glen Rock, New Jersey. They have been compared to The Pogues, Bright Eyes, and even Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, but their approach to these “influences” is with such reckless abandon, the angsty vocals set to distorted and loud guitar riffs feels like a refreshing slap in the face. Named for the Shakespeare play of the same name, Titus Andronicus will be playing a 21+ show at the Funhouse tonight, September 18th with the So So Glos. They barrel through the songs with such vigor and force, its not something you’re going to want to miss. Just in case you can’t make tonight’s show, they will be hitting up the Doug Fir in Portland on Saturday for Musicfest NW, and working their way down the coast for the first leg of their US tour. Titus Andronicus’ debut album, The Airing of Grievances, was recently re-mastered and re-released on XL last January. $7 gets you into the Funhouse. Show starts at 9:30.
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