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Bright Eyes and Titus Andronicus

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Crystal Ballroom (map) Downtown
Sat., April 9, 9 p.m. 2011 All Ages

Eliza Sohn

The wavering voice of Titus Andronicus frontman Patrick Stickles has earned his band numerous comparisons to Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst, so it shouldn't be a surprise to see the New Jersey upstarts opening for the Monster of Folk. But Titus Andronicus is no mere imitation—in fact, their passionate, epic, howlingly good music has very little in common with Bright Eyes, save a flair for the dramatic and a little bit of vocal bleating. Titus are two albums into a monumental career, with last year's sprawling The Monitor being among the greatest rock records released this millennium—anyone who's listened to the whole thing knows that isn't an exaggeration—and a live show that is 100 percent committed to transcendence. Titus Andronicus is the best thing to come out of Jersey since Bruce Springsteen; actually, I have to say that, note for note, I think I like them better than Springsteen. And I like Springsteen a lot. NED LANNAMANN

Crystal Ballroom

1332 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97209
225-0047
Hours: Doors usually open an hour before show time.
http://www.mcmenamins.com/425-crystal-ballroom-home

Venue Hours
  • Doors usually open an hour before show time.
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This event is in the past.
  • Sat., April 9, 9 p.m. 2011
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