The summer line-up at Mountain Park in Holyoke continues to roll out, adding Bright Eyes plus Titus Andronicus on Sunday, August 28th at 7PM. Combined with The Decemberists on July 31st, Bon Iver on August 6th and Fleet Foxes on September 25th, Mountain Park is presenting a top-shelf representation of some of the brightest and most original new bands of this generation.
Bright Eyes became a household name (in a certain kind of household) when, for a few months in early 2005, they seemed ubiquitous. From magazine covers to late night talk shows, they were name-checked by everyone from sports casters to country stars. Conor Oberst has spent much of the last few years recording and touring with friends and musicians, The Mystic Valley Band, as well as releasing a a highly acclaimed album and tour as part of the so called indie supergroup Monsters of Folk. The People’s Key – the band’s seventh studio album – is the eagerly awaited follow-up to 2007’s acclaimed Cassadaga.. Fully realized and bursting with charisma, The People’s Key is assured and accomplished, artfully arranged and filled with the engaging and mesmeric songwriting for which Oberst is renowned.
Titus Andronicus is a punk/indie band from Glen Rock, New Jersey formed in 2005. The group takes its name from the Shakespeare play Titus Andronicus. Their debut album, The Airing of Grievances received widespread acclaim. The album's loud, heavily distorted guitars are influenced by the shoegaze genre, while the lyrics and song titles are references to various books and other forms of entertainment (such as the album title, from the Seinfeld episode, "The Strike", about Festivus). Titus Andronicus' second album, The Monitor, was released on March 9, 2010, the same month that Rolling Stone magazine named the band one of the 10 best new bands of 2010.
Tickets for Bright Eyes plus Titus Andronicus at Mountain Park in Holyoke on Sunday, August 28th at 7:00 PM are $30 (General Admission) on sale THIS Friday, July 15th at Northampton Box Office, 76 Main Street, 413-586-8686 and online at IHEG.com.