• Punk

    New Titus Andronicus: ‘Local Business’

    High expectations – they’re dangerous. I first heard Titus Andronicus on a jog around the neighborhood in March 2011, a few months after they┬áreleased their 2nd full length, The Monitor. Halfway through the opener, “A More Perfect Union,” I was…

  • Ickmix

    IckMix 6: Move

    I put this together for my brother a few months ago as a running/exercise companion. Since then, I’ve listened to it quite a few times on my runs, and quite simply, it pretty much kicks ass. So download, throw it…

  • Best of Lists,  Ick's Pick

    Pete’s Top Albums of 2011

    2011 was another year of musical discovery for me. Clocking in highest on the discovery meter were San Francisco’s Girls; but right up there with Girls were two bands that can’t technically qualify for my best of 2011 album list:…

  • Rock

    Titus Andronicus at Coachella

    Can’t catch Titus Andronicus live any time soon? Here’s the next best thing – their full set at Coachella. Can’t git enough… Note about the video player – when you click the red arrow below, another page will launch with…

  • Rock

    Titus Andronicus!

    Once in a while, a song comes along, lifts me up by the collar and slams me up against the wall. I had one of those moments with “A More Perfect Union”, the opener on the The Monitor, the latest…