American Titans played The Maywood in Raleigh for the first time on 3/3/17. We opened for a couple of bands that we've headlined for before and get along with really well. Veronica V, whom we've played with four times now, has just a hint of a throwback to an 80s euro-guitar band sound. Think early U2 or the Alarm. Noise Ordinance is a little crunchier, kind of Alice in Chains or Soundgarden. Both bands were excellent complements to our high-energy, punky rock.
Set list: Love Song, Let's Go, 1000 Years Ago, Confidence is High, Blame, Hey George, What She Wants, Weight, Lifeboat, Wired, Apology, Close to Me.
The video above is a clip of "Let's Go" shot and uploaded by Chris Laws. The photos below were shot and uploaded by Lisa Tessier.
Titans Return to Deep South w/Veronica V and Noise Ordinance - 11/5 in RaleighThe Titans once again headlined at the ridiculously awesome music club Deep South, in Raleigh, following good friends Veronica V who followed new friends Noise Ordinance.
Set: Let’s Go, Blame, My Name Is Jonas (Weezer), 1000 Years Ago, Apology, So Lonely (The Police), What She Wants, Surrender (Cheap Trick), Wired, The Trees (Rush), The Weight Of You, Close to Me
American Titans Headline ALS Together Benefit 6/18 in DurhamThe Titans headlined an incredible day of food, music, beer-tasting, and a host of other activities to raise awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) – a degenerative disease that affects over 5,000 people in the U.S. each year. They blazed through a 45-minute set, leaning on more of the brighter stuff.
Set: Let’s Go, Blame, 1000 Years Ago, My Name is Jonas (Weezer), What She Wants, Lifeboat, So Lonely (The Police), Wired, Surrender (Cheap Trick), Close to Me.
American Titans w/Veronica V & Michael Daughtry Band - Live 5/27 at Deep SouthThe Titans headlined a tight, loud, and fun show with veteran Raleigh rockers Veronica V and Michael Daughtry Band at Raleigh's Deep South.
Set: Let's Go, 1000 Years Ago, Blame, My Name is Jonas (Weezer), What She Wants, Apology, Lifeboat, So Lonely (Police), The Weight of You, Wired, Surrender (Cheap Trick), Close to Me
American Titans Live New Years Day at MysteryThe Titans returned to Mystery Brewing Public House on 1/1/16, building on the November show with new original songs and cover songs.
Let’s Go Blame 1000 Years Ago My Name Is Jonas (Weezer) Love Song Confidence is High What She Wants
Lifeboat Apology So Lonely (Police) The Weight Wired The Trees (Rush) Hey George! Close to Me
The reason why you start a band, write songs, and risk so much rejection is for moments like the one that happened during American Titans' second song at Mystery Brewing Public House Sunday night. I watched as the crowd reaction went from “Oh, that's loud” and “Hmm, that's not what I was expecting” to “Hey wait, I really like this.”
I'm terrible at stage banter, so we choreograph our show a little bit to move seamlessly from one song to the next for two, three, four songs in a row. We opened the night with an original called “Blame,” and then a second original called “1000 Years Ago.” The former is kind of a moody, anthemic rocker and the latter is straight-up riff rock. The latter connected with the crowd, about 40-50 people ranging in age from two to 75 (no kidding, but most people were in their 20s and 30s).