With all the recent theater productions happening at SPACE Gallery, it’s possible to get confused when you see Titus Andronicus on the schedule. Tonight will in fact be the punk band from Glen Rock, NJ, not the play by Shakespeare. Got it? Great.
I may have a soft spot for the band because they’re from my home state (the same thing works on Screaming Females, Ted Leo, and Sharon Van Etten, incidentally) but you can’t deny the fact that they are one of the tightest, most exciting rock band bands around these days.
With songs that satisfy on both a visceral level and can make a history nerd smirk with appreciation, they dig through our collective American experience and use history to examine it on their latest, The Monitor. They also happen to play loud, fast, anthemic tunes whose meanings are fun to decipher. Bonus: they’re fun to photograph. Come see them tonight at SPACE Gallery. I can’t recommend this show enough.