The first video from Titus Andronicus‘ second album, “The Monitor”.
As reported by the OCMD’s very own dirty old man, Blogger Mike. All the more reason to love him!
Five barely legal chicks from Montreal. They sing in French and they rock sloppy. They played Sonny’s Vintage, Spiderhouse and more. Their new EP “Together Forever” is out now.
Mature, quirky little number… lives in my fave desert, Joshua Tree. Some Harley guy was checkin’ her out. She sang a real sad song about death that made me cry, once at Maria’s Taco xpress, and again at Jovitas.
Need I say more? Truth be told, they bored me. Some kind of inferior, slick, LA version of the Vivian Girls. The French Legation does have a great lawn though.
Mmmm legs and violin. LEGS look good to me in the morning….LEGS look good to me at night. I bought 2 cd’s and a shirt with a whale on it.
I must admit my fetish, yes…ukelele, and this cutey can play. Sweetest pop songs I have heard in some time. Nearly got me dancing, and I don’t dance. Very delicious (free) beer at Waterloo Cycles. 2nd of 3 shows I caught.
Talk about fetish. These girls got their freak on. Nasty, yes, but intriguing. Caught these ladies in the parking lot of an Ethiopian restaurant called Karibu. Followed by Fungi Girls. No actual girls but still great!
Wow, now that is a dress. Funky, 60′s laced Cambodian goodness. Her sister was at the show. She hadn’t seen her sister in 7 years!
Sometimes you just need a woman with a sense of humor. These nerdy, UK, art school drop-outs got it going on. Great show.
What is not to like? They come from the land of Vivian Girls (Brooklyn), share some garage roots and even a bit of psychedelia.
Back from retirement and rocking harder than ever. Any band that starts a set with Eno and ends with Big Star’s Kangaroo gains my lust and devotion. Spiderhouse sure has lots of stages!
The chick has this thrift store librarian thing goin’ on. Her and the boys have loads of energy. Sounded great on Scoot’s new patio with $2 Schlitz. They sound nothing like the boss.
For you, Big Al.
[Guest post by Alan]
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Titus Andronicus – The Airing of Grievances
Listen to ‘Titus Andronicus‘:
Taking their name from a minor Shakespearean tragedy, this New Jersey punk rock band is making waves and getting compared to the likes of The Kinks, The Pogues, Bruce Springsteen, and even Arcade Fire. They’ve built a reputation for their rowdy live performances. If you’re in San Francisco, you can see them tonight at The Rickshaw Stop opening for No Age.
Lemonade – Lemonade
Listen to ‘Sunchips‘:
This San Francisco-based trio has already built a following around town with their energetic live performances of avant-electronic music that fuses psych heavy synths and spacey delays. They’ve toured and opened for the likes of Black Moth Super Rainbow, Modeselektor and Crystal Castles. Their self-titled debut is out now and you can get it at Amie Street right now for $1.32. Drink it up!