Lots of things going on this weekend. For all of us music fans, if you’re not going to Coachella and having a blast there, you can always get out to your local music store on Saturday for Record Store Day 2010. TONS of exclusive stuff is being released on that date, and much of it is in extremely limited quantities, so if there’s something you might want (check the full list of exclusives at Recordstoreday.com), you’re advised to try and pick it up earlier rather than later. Unfortunately I will be unable to get out to a record store on Saturday (though I will try to if I can), but I got a bunch of cool stuff last year…even if I did have to wait in line for over an hour.

So if you’re not spending the weekend in the warm weather of Indio, CA, you may want to experience some live music anyways. Sure, you can find a number of sites where Coachella sets are streaming online, but should you want something more substantial, that is to say in mp3 form at the very least, well, that’s one of the reasons I do Live Friday every week. That being said, this week’s featured artist is Titus Andronicus. Their new album “The Monitor” is one of my favorites so far this year, and it’s chock full of punk rock experimentalism. If you’ve not heard enough from these guys, this live session would be a good one to check out. They play 3 songs from the new album, and they all sound pretty great relative to the album versions. There’s also an interview with the band, as usual, which you can click the link below to stream should you so desire. This is a great way to end the week, and hopefully Titus Andronicus will help you get your stress and frustration out from work, school, or the simple pain of knowing you aren’t on the grassy lawn at a music festival right now.

Titus Andronicus, Live on MPR 4-5-10:
Titus Andronicus- A More Perfect Union (Live on MPR) [alt]  
Titus Andronicus- No Future Part Three: Escape From No Future (Live on MPR) [alt]  
Titus Andronicus- Four Score and Seven (Live on MPR) [alt]

Stream the entire interview/session

Buy “The Monitor” from Amazon