Titus Andronicus at the Biltmore Cabaret
Ugh—talk about totally losing the script. The last time we heard from New Jersey’s Titus Andronicus, singer/head beardo Patrick Stickles was giving the world the best record of 2010, namely The Monitor, which was half-obsessed with the American Civil War and half-obsessed with his college-years personal demons. If you liked the Replacements before 12-step and Nirvana before the heroin soaked in, you need to hunt that shit down on the interweb. So how has Stickles followed up his stone-cold classic? Well, that would be by dialling back his ambitions and making an album, Local Business, that sounds like the limp parts of the Clash’s Give ’Em Enough Rope. Needless to say, we’ll be the assholes yelling for “A More Perfect Union” when Stickles and Titus Andronicus (whom we still love deeply) play the Biltmore Cabaret tonight (November 15).