Titus Andronicus, TOKiMONSTA for Fall Concert 2012
After much fanfare (A poll! A new blog!), BCA released the lineup for the 2012 Fall Concert, which will (weather permitting) take place on the newly-minted Simmons Quadrangle. Get ready for a deluge of Shakespeare puns- Titus Andronicus will be headlining the show on September 15th (Ed.- Beware of the ides of September!). TOKiMONSTA will open. Although Titus Andronicus finished 3rd in our poll behind Neon Indian and Black Lips, those two bands declined and were unavailable for that date respectively. A slight bummer, maybe, but the lineup is still impressive.
Titus Andronicus is a New Jersey-based band that BCA calls, “catharsis given musical form.” Spotify swears they take some influence from Springsteen, but I think that might be just another case of the silly assumption that all bands from the Garden State must worship the Boss. Not that they shouldn’t, of course. That and a Michael Vorenberg-approved War Between the States-themed 2010 album Monitor (at least there is one reference to “John Brown’s body” on the track “A More Perfect Union”) seem to bode pretty well for the concert. Additionally, their song “Titus Andronicus” got some other members of BlogDH’s staff through a particularly angsty period in high school…
“Insanely badass” DJ Jennifer Lee, aka TOKiMONSTA, will be opening for Titus Andronicus. Her music is really quite a cool mix to listen to, and she is signed to Flying Lotus’ uber-hip label, Brainfeeder. Plus, she’s on the S.S. Coachella. Yeah, that’s a thing.
Ticketing info is TBA, but both BlogDailyHerald and BCA will keep you posted as the summer goes on. Doors will open at 7:00 PM, with the concert starting at 8:00.