Titus Andronicus

The Weekend That Changed My Life: Paul Simon, Titus Andronicus, Los Campesinos In 2009

By Iman Lababedi | August 12, 2021

an exceptional weekend

All Concerts In Order Of Preference For 2019

By Iman Lababedi | January 1, 2020

Imagine “Avatar” as a plant based human mash up

Best Of 2019: All Concerts In Order Of Preference Through November 30th, 2019

By Iman Lababedi | December 5, 2019

the greatest rock and roll band in the world

Titus Andronicus At Bowery Ballroom, Saturday, November 23rd, 2019, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | November 24, 2019

not what they were but they were what they are

Another Day, Another Setlist: Titus Andronicus And FKA Twigs

By Iman Lababedi | November 19, 2019

enough for Patrick to blow the house down

L.A. Burning West Coast Concert Picks, September 23rd To 29th

By Alyson Camus | September 21, 2019

On Saturday, Moby will play at Jail Guitar Doors: Rock Out 5!

Sneak Peaks: Upcoming Album Releases 6-21-19 – 6-27-19

By Iman Lababedi | June 18, 2019

might sprinkle some magic on him

rock nyc’s Tenth Anniversary Celebration: Titus Andronicus and Real Estate at the Whitney Museum Of American Art July 10th, 2009: Fuck Art, Let’s Dance

By Iman Lababedi | February 7, 2019

a great, great, great rock band

rock nyc’s Tenth Year Anniversary Celebration: And Away we go…

By Iman Lababedi | January 26, 2019

concert of the year? Titus Andronicus and Los Campesinos at Bowery Ballroom on February 15th—

In Tribute To The Late Pete Shelley We Repost: The Buzzcocks And Titus Andronicus At Webster Hall, Saturday, September 6th, 2014 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 7, 2018

always the third in the class but my secret favorite

The Early Bird: Top New Releases 10-26-18 – 11-1-18 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 26, 2018

ends sixteen minutes later with Patrick leaving his PO Box address

L.A. BURNING, WEST COAST CONCERT PICKS, MARCH 26TH TO APRIL 1ST

By Alyson Camus | March 25, 2018

Pussy Riot have 3 intimate shows in a row at the Echo

Sneak Peaks: Upcoming ALbum Releases 3-2-18 – 3-8-18

By Iman Lababedi | February 24, 2018

I split on the first two singles and I have zero idea what to expect. 

Not With The Band: Taking Or Not Taking Pictures At Concerts

By Alyson Camus | August 5, 2016

I was able to take tons of pictures with a professional camera at Joshua Homme’s feet.

Titus Andronicus On Tour (Plus New Live Album)

By admin | June 22, 2016

“ROCKERS ON THE ROAD”

Oldies But Goldies: Titus Andronicus At The Whitney In 2009

By Iman Lababedi | February 24, 2016

I met Patrick soon after I wrote this, he was really nice and told me how he much he had enjoyed the review

ABC Best of the Year: Queens Of The Stone Age, TV On The Radio, Sleater Kinney, Titus Andronicus

By Alyson Camus | December 29, 2015

I have decided to look back at this past year in alphabetic order,…

When Was The Last Time Music Blew Your Mind Away?

By Alyson Camus | December 8, 2015

When was the last time I was left speechless after a show? When was the last time I said it was mind blowing? I am not sure…

Baked, Spider Bags, Titus Andronicus At The Roxy, Saturday September 26th 2015 Review

By Alyson Camus | September 28, 2015

If the new tune ‘Stranded’ has almost classic rock riffs, everything was played with dense assaults and a punk spirit, Stickles’ grand gestures and pissed-off attitude, and some impressive stage moves, they were all restless, bringing the show to epic heights with successive explosions and chaotic nonsense….

Titus Andronicus At Permanent Records, Saturday September 26th 2015 Review

By Alyson Camus | September 27, 2015

Wearing his signature pink LA Anarchy shirt, the Titus Andronicus frontman is a real entertainer, building an anarchic set, doing whatever he wants and what the crowd wants, constantly joking around, while giving us the most powerful monologue rant ever about love and making yourself vulnerable. ‘So let’s talk about love, although it must be a love dream sequence, because I don’t really love anyone right now’, he told us before ‘Lonely Boy’.

The Best of 2015: Albums Through July 31st, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | August 1, 2015

The Most Lamentable Tragedy Of – Titus Andronicus – Whatever doubts you may have about this 29 song rock opera song cycle detailing the ebb and flow of manic depression, if only for its sheer audacity you will hear nothing more important this year. Plus, cmon, what price “Dimed Out”? It dimes out and then some.

Titus Andronicus’ “The Most Lamentable Tragedy” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | July 31, 2015

It is a real achievement, an artistic highlight of the 2010s. It repays close attention with strange insights. Really, it is the musical “Pale Fire” -an extended mind game but with a steely and real purpose behind it. +@ are playing with you but for a real reason. I mean, I love it. It’s fun.

The Most Lamentable Review Of The New Titus Andronicus Album Ends Here

By Iman Lababedi | July 28, 2015

“I like people who dream or talk to themselves interminably; I like them, for they are doubles. They are here and elsewhere.” – Albert Camus

The Most Lamentable Review Of The New Titus Andronicus Album Continued

By Iman Lababedi | July 27, 2015

Auld Lang Syne – Performed by Eric Harm, Matt Miller, Carrie-Anne Murphy, Julian Veronesi (vocals) and Patrick Stickles (ostrich guitar and MXR Pitch Transposer) and the ringing in the new year sounds like a death knell

Titus Andronicus’ Most Lamentable Review: Into The Silence And Beyond

By Iman Lababedi | July 25, 2015

Lennon and Ono put silence to even better use than all of the above on their best experimental album, Unfinished Music No. 2: Life With the Lions. The track before was the heartbeat of their baby in the last five minutes before Ono miscarried John Lennon Ono II at Queen Charlotte’s Hospital in London. What followed was two minutes of silence

The Most Lamentable Tragedy Of Titus Andronicus Review Continued

By Iman Lababedi | July 23, 2015

On we go,and though we are only on the fourth song, it sure feels like there is a lot of throat clearing going on. I guess if you’re going deep into the consciousness of a manic depressive you might as well keep into on the down low

Taking On Titus Andronicus’ Epic Rock Opera Slowly

By Iman Lababedi | July 22, 2015

“Patrick knows exactly what he wants. He’ll have a spoken word piece to be edited in down to the second and he tells me exactly what it wants it to sound like. When XL (the British indie) came around to make suggestions he completely ignored them.”

Titus Andronicus “The Most Lamentable”: Stream It Here. Also, A First Opinion

By Iman Lababedi | July 21, 2015

It sounds great but it sounds too much, it overloads you and not in a great way (though certainly in a good way). But I may be wrong, the move between the two parts of the album, from “More Perfect Unions” extended instrumental coda to “Sun Salutations” a capella and then the classic rock thump of “(S)HE SAID/(S)HE SAID” is kinda major stuff… Nobody else can do it.

The Best of 2015: rock nyc Best Songs In Order And Reviewed Through June 30th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | July 3, 2015

Fatal Flaw – Titus Andronicus – As we get closer to the release of The Most Lamentable Tragedy, it becomes clear there is a whole lot of baggage to go along with Patrick Stickles epic disaster disaster, sort of “Inside Outside” for solipsistic egomaniacs. And with songs as great as this, a flat out masterpiece and one of his greatest Stickles’ songs of all time, I could care less.

Titus Andronicus Releases ‘The Magic Morning’, A Short Film Featuring Six Songs!

By Alyson Camus | July 1, 2015

‘WATCH “Our Hero” awake to a world of wonder! GASP at the shocking secret of “The Lookalike!” MARVEL at the mysterious transformative powers of the Vernal Equinox! DANCE to those which are already being called Titus Andronicus’s Greatest Hits Yet!” UNDERSTAND the underlying themes and motifs that elevate TMLT far beyond the petty constraints of a mere “rock album” and into the realm of that which the German philosopher K. F. E. Trahndorff first called, in 1827, Gesamtkunstwerk (“total art”—look it up)!!!’

The Best Of 2015: Songs Through June 30th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | June 30, 2015

Unlike most months you can think of, June belonged to two songs, Dawes “All Your Favorite Bands” and Titus Andronicus’ “Fatal Flaw”. The former is easily their best song, a genius benediction to a former love and the latter was so good it made the brilliant “Dimed Out” sound like an also ran. If these don’t end up in the top five singles of the year, I assure they will be in the top ten.

rock nyc Top 10 Songs, Week Of June 8th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | June 13, 2015

The James Taylor song, that may be really major, same with most of the others, including the not remotely easy going AraabMuzik even though he sounds like it. But when the self-loathing Patrick Stickles follows a typical piece of self immolation “Let me show you my fatal flaw” he asks but pays it off with “it’s the best thing you never saw.” While Dawes benediction saves cliches like ” I hope your brother’s El Camino runs forever” with “and may all your favorite bands stay together. A line so great it has become an instantaneous cliche.

rock nyc Top 10 Week Of June 1st, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | June 9, 2015

Playing catch up after three days of music and music and music, this is very late but it is nevertoolte for a song as great as “Fatal Flaw” -it is the sort of song that makes some of Titus fanatics. nd as for “All Of Your favorite bands”? Reminds you how crappy their other songs are.

Titus Andronicus Drops Another Song Off Their Rock Opera (“Fatal Flaw”)

By Iman Lababedi | June 4, 2015

loved the first single “Dimed Out” and this could actually be better, the organ solo is riveting and thrilling at the punch line a real beauty, “let me show you my fatal flaw, it’s the best thing you ever saw” Patrick Stickles sings on the sort of messed up come on that greats seem to drop effortlessly, “waiting on some drug deal all day…” he claims.

The Best Of 2015: Songs Through May 31st, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | May 31, 2015

There are at least four songs here that sound major to me, Jason Isbell and Titus Andronicus at the top of the list and A$AP Rocky and ZZ Ward not far behind, so if this doesn’t feel like big time pop moment month, it isn’t because of the best, it is because of everything else. Two of my favorite songs this year, by Daytripper and Charlie Funk, aint even out yet. For Daytripper, God knows when she’ll get around to it

Patrick Stickles Of Titus Andronicus: Liquor Distributor

By Iman Lababedi | May 4, 2015

For one thing, as The Monitor producer Kevin McMahon, once told me, Stickles makes every decision about the sound: it will be his new testament. For another thing, the new single, “Dimed Out” is great, a melodic anthem, a myth of Patrick specialty, as Alyson noted a couple of days. It doesn’t feel like a move forward, but if it is treading water, it is standing on the shoulders of giant songs and maintaining its balance

Oldies But Goldies: Titus Andronicus Talks To rock nyc In 2010

By Iman Lababedi | May 1, 2015

In the beginning of March, 2010, I sat down with Titus Andronicus leader Patrick Stickles for would be my only interview with the indie rock superstar. One more than I’ve had with Kurt Vile, of course, so there is that. I was never very happy with the resulting story, and yes, absolutely blame me.

Titus Andronicus Only Like It When It’s Dimed Out

By Alyson Camus | May 1, 2015

‘Dimed Out’ is a punch in your face, a punk explosion that will make you either jump of joy till you reach the moon, or climb the Mount Everest while yelling at the top of your lungs – and it’s gonna be difficult when the oxygen becomes rare…but when I hear such a song everything becomes possible

10 Songs: Monday, September 8th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | September 8, 2014

My Eating Disorder – Titus Andronicus – Better live than on record, it is a strange unruly thing on record, an eight minute whirligig of tempo switches and self diagnosis central to the last album yet essentially flawed, so close to perfection and yet so far away – B

The Buzzcocks And Titus Andronicus At Webster Hall, Saturday, September 6th, 2014 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 7, 2014

Patrick Stickles of Titus Andronicus paid his respect as well, “a great honor and privilege to be here in support of the Buzzcocks” he claimed, and Patrick doesn’t say what he doesn’t mean, then he launched into “Upon Viewing Brueghel’s ‘Landscape With The Fall Of Icarus'”.

Titus Andronicus "Stranded (On My Own)" Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | July 4, 2014

The song is great of course. Unfortunately, I couldn’t figure out how to put the soundcloud recorded version up so here is a live one. And I added “Fatal Flaw” -another new one that sounds pretty good. Meanwhile, I can’t wait to catch em opening for the Buzzcocks on September 6th at Webster Hall.

10 Songs: Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | June 22, 2014

Tokyo Storm Warning – Elvis Costello And The Attractions – An astounding achievement, the words pull on and out and on and on till he has a dream of that revolver in her pure and but what dow e care of the world is just a joke? Now they’re hanging protest singers – A+

Must See: The Buzzcocks And Titus Andronicus At Webster Hall, September 2014

By Iman Lababedi | June 21, 2014

One thing I promise: Patrick won’t have to give the Buzzcocks the dressing down he gave the Pogues at the infamous St, Patrick’s day gig. I interviewed Pete around the time of Homosapien and he was a great guy and Steve Diggle has a great reputation.

Titus Andronicus: The Bosses Of New Jersey

By Iman Lababedi | June 11, 2014

I wear tee shirts all the time but I only get stopped when I wear either Stevie Wonder or Titus Andronicus. And with Titus only two sorts of people stop me. 1. Shakespeare fans. 2. New Jersey denizens.

Titus Andronicus Setlist 2014

By Iman Lababedi | May 30, 2014

TA’s problem is they needed to follow up Local Business in a hurry and they didn’t and that took them from having the best live set in the business to, well, not the best live set in the city. Local Business isn’t a bad album, I called it the second best album of 2012 and while I overestimated for sure, it had moments as great as you will ever hear. Just not enough of them

Five Years Ago Tomorrow… And Away We Went!!!

By Iman Lababedi | April 7, 2014

Titus and Los Camp was the honest roar of teenage (well collegiate) angst personified -I was at the side of the stage, completely trashed and banging my fist till it bruised screaming along to Titus: “No more cigarettes, no more having sex, no more drinking till you fall on the floor….” .

When Patrick Stickles Talks With Marc Maron, It's Fantastic!

By Alyson Camus | January 18, 2014

When Keith Richards was young, guitars were the answers of everything, but it is not that way anymore’… ‘So many people were competing for the perfect rock song,… Now you get a computer.’

Best of… 2012????

By Iman Lababedi | January 3, 2014

New Year’s Eve At The Gates Of Hell – Ray Wylie Hubbard – Back in the day, young Steve Crawford bonded over this instantaneous classic as Ray wonders what he did to deserve this before noting that God outsources to the devil -Amen, I say – A