Pop/rock spotlight: Titus Andronicus

  • Article by: CHRIS RIEMENSCHNEIDER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 17, 2012 - 3:30 PM
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Liam Betson, Eric Harm, Patrick Stickles, Adam Reich and Julian Veronesi of Titus Andronicus.

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TITUS ANDRONICUS

Thursday: This punky, high-adrenaline, sometimes nihilistic New Jersey indie-rock quintet makes for an ironic Thanksgiving-night entertainment option, given the opening line of its latest album: "OK, I think we've established that everything is worthless." Named after one of Shakespeare's most violent and tragic works, Titus has a way of having rowdy good fun even when it's railing against worldly and personal woes, and fans have always been thankful of the (yep!) Springsteen-esque energy poured into its live shows. Its latest album, "Local Business," balances lofty, 8-minute epics such as "Eating Disorder" with short, intentionally inane fare such as "Food Fight." Bombastic Bay Area hardcore band Ceremony and local trio Buildings open. (9 p.m. Thu. $15. 7th Street Entry, 701 1st Av. N., Mpls. 612-338-8388 or www.etix.com.)

 

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