10.30.2012

STRANGLIN' YOU TOO



Some October.



MP3:

• Slug Guts - Stranglin' You Too

Band here.

10.26.2012

WHERE I MUST BE I AM



A little exploring in NYC.



MP3:

• Karen Dalton - Katie Cruel

Band here.

10.24.2012

NOT TOO HETERO-NORMATIVE



The last time Titus Andronicus released an album they sold out the Bowery Ballroom. For their new album they decided to bring it home in a sense and have the release at the Brooklyn DIY venue Shea Stadium, which was founded by one of the band members, Adam Reich. I was told this show sold out in thirteen minutes. It also has the capacity of all the Bowery's bathrooms combined, so that kind of makes sense. Fellow New Jersey-ians Liquor Store and Dan Friel (of Parts & Labor) opened, with Friel slowly winning the audience over with his raucous electronic-distortion dance rock.

Titus Andronicus took to the stage and proceeded to plow through the longest set in their history, as stated by the lead singer, Patrick Stickles. Comprised of a good mix of new songs, classics from their first album and a cover for good measure—it was a marathon of moshing, crowd surfing and crazed fans that seemed to know every word to every song. They also played an unrecorded song for the first time live, "I've Got a Date Tonight," where the preface involved one of the band members sharing a kiss with another guy in the crowd (and a comment about not being too hetero-normative around here). Another highlight was the drummer's father getting on stage and busting out his harmonica for a song. The vibe was overwhelmingly positive, and the euphoria seemed to spill over and continue into the rest of the night. Once the set was over, which was pretty late for a Monday night, people stuck around to get the band to sign their new record, and surprisingly even for a dance party.



MP3:

• Dan Friel - Valedictorian

Band here.

10.22.2012

STICKY IN ALL THE RIGHT PLACES







MP3:

• I.R.O.K. - OO AA OO

Band here.

10.21.2012

INTERNET HOOD







MP3:

• Fuck Buttons - Bright Tomorrow

Band here.

10.19.2012

NO COPS TONIGHT THX



Photos of King Concubine, Respect, Black Cat and Sweet Tooth at the farewell show at the convent.



MP3:

• Liturgy - Generation

Band here.

10.17.2012

SCREAM SWEAT SHOES SHAME



Photos of Guardian Alien, Lonesome Leash and Shane Shane performing in an abandoned house.



MP3:

• Goat - Goatman

Band here.

10.10.2012

ILLICIT AND HEART-SHAPED



Photos from the Illicit Couples Retreat.



MP3:

• John Cale - All My Friends

Band here.