515-B North McDonough St.
Decatur, GA, 30030
Doors 9:15 PM / Show 9:30 PM
You think you've heard them before, but you haven't. Dubbing their sound “suburban soul,” the Titos positively crackle. They blend the musical traditions of the south — blues, gospel, a little country — with hip-hop cadences and rock-and-roll attitude. Alternatively plaintive and swaggering, their lyrics wrestle with hollowness and heartbreak, violence and unexpected joy. Guitarist and Atlanta native Alex Lotito writes and sings the songs. His vocals are as warm and prickly as bottom-shelf whiskey — and they’ll draw you in just the same.
Lotito returned to Atlanta after two years working in St. Louis and a year in Sicily. Growing up in Atlanta, he played many of Atlanta and Athens’ finest venues before graduating High School: The Variety Playhouse, The 40 Watt, The Five Spot (now Aisle 5), Smith’s, and more. While living away, he spent time crafting songs that he hoped to fit to a band upon return. In late summer of 2017, Lotito linked up with former band mates Zachary Falls (drums) and Ian Mastrogiacomo (bass). Before 2014, the three played together in The Space Time Travelers. Falls, like Lotito, has played Atlanta’s music scene since a young age growing up in the blues circuit backing Chicago Joe Jones. Mastrogiacomo, similarly, has crafted his own sound playing in Atlanta with such acts as Beauregard, the Threadbare Skivvies, and The Space Time Travelers. The band is rounded out with Keyboardist Daniel Kirslis. Daniel also plays in his brother David’s group Cicada Rhythm. The band is also joined by Athens guitarist Austin Green (The Space Time Travelers).
The Titos released their debut self-titled EP in early 2018 and have since played to an expanding crowd around Atlanta, Ga. They have played to packed rooms at venues such as 529, The Earl, Smith’s Olde Bar, and more. They have also gone on several regional tours with stops in cities such as Athens, Savannah, Tybee Island, Columbia, Raleigh, Myrtle Beach, Wilmington, and more. The Titos are preparing to begin releasing their debut LP in summer 2019.