Thursday, March 26, 2009

Titus Andronicus Live @ Ms. Bea's 3/20/09

Titus Andronicus is the United States equivalent of Los Campesinos!, both lyrically and in speed. However, unlike Gareth Campesino, Titus’ Patrick Stickles forgoes crypticness and a pop coating, instead choosing to wear his heart on his sleeve and telling exactly what he’s feeling at that moment. Despite it being a year since their debut, The Airing of Grievances, came out and having toured for almost as long, they still brought all of their energy to Ms. Bea’s. Not even playing on the main stage and being horribly time limited the band still played on of the best sets of SXSW. From Patricks’ signature jump off drummer Eric Harm’s bass drum to Ian O’Neal and Andrew Cedermark frantic guitaring, an eight song set never felt so fulfilling.

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