Alex Fredkin, Arts Editor
Are you a fan of electronic indie bands such as Phoenix, Phantogram and local favorites Jimkata? You might want to check out the Oneonta Theatre on Friday, May 10. The venue will be hosting a show headlined by Titanics, starting at 8:00. Titanics will be joined by Accents and student band Hello, Seattle. Titanics consists of main member Mark Lombardo, who plays keys, vocals and makes beats, and Derek Rogers, who acts as the other half of the group and handles guitar work.
The group represents a local flavor — they are located in Albany and Lombardo was even a Music Industry/Comm student at Oneonta, having graduated in 2012. Titanics are touring in support of their brand new debut album, “Soft Treasure.” The record is hot off the presses, (coming out in February 2013) but is already generating some buzz in the Albany area. Newsweekly Metroland brands Titanics as “chillwave” and says “It’s not surprising, then, that an Albany band— Titanics —would eventually come along and craft one of the genre’s great records…” Their music fits very nicely in the pocket of relaxing, lo-fi electronic music that is coming out nowadays. With a sound that recalls the rolling hillsides and walking through a nice spring day that Upstate New York is perfect for, Titanics is right at home at the Oneonta Theatre. And for all the mysterious music fans out there, local blog Keep Albany Boring describes their songs as “Music for the insomniacs and the dreamers alike.”
While school will be out and many students will have gone home for the summer, if you are still around go check out Titanics at the Oneonta Theatre. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the Oneonta Theatre, Maxwell’s or online at oneontatheatre.com.