Patrick Stickles’ impassioned yelps are impossible to ignore. The frontman for New Jersey-based Indie Rock outfit Titus Andronicus sounds as if he’s on fire, fueled by the passion of his dense, richly detailed lyrical concerns, which range from the American Civil War and the dangers of contemporary capitalism to food fights and getting trashed.
As the band’s Shakespeare-nicking moniker might suggest, Stickles is an ambitious, righteously motivated guy who doesn’t suffer fools lightly. Need more? He performs with a photo of Albert Camus fastened to his guitar strap.
Stickles’ band, which has rotated members at a furious pace since its 2005 inception, conjures any number of guitar-driven acts —from The Replacements and Neutral Milk Hotel to Thin Lizzy and even Springsteen — but does so with a ramshackle grace all its own.
They play with Lost Boy 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the Southgate House Revival in Newport. southgatehouse.com.