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Tito & Tarantula

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Hollywood, California, USA (1992 – present)

Tito & Tarantula are a Rock / Stoner Rock band formed in Hollywood, California, USA in 1992. The band is best known for its songs, “After Dark”, “Back to the House That Love Built”, “Strange Face of Love”, and “Angry Cockroaches”, as well as for its role in Robert Rodriguez’s film From Dusk Till Dawn as the band performing at the “Titty Twister”.

Latin rockers Tito and Tarantula are headlined by singer/guitarist Tito Larriva, previously best known for founding the seminal Los Angeles punk band The Plugz. Larriva was born in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico but spent his early years living outside Fairbanks, AK; his family later relocated to El Paso, TX, where he studied violin and flute as a member of his school orchestra. After high school he flirted with attending Yale University before landing in L.A. during the mid-1970s; there Larriva formed the Plugz, which in 1979 released their debut LP Electrify Me, the first album to emerge from the city’s thriving punk scene. Shortly after scoring Alex Cox’s 1984 cult classic Repo Man, the Plugz were rechristened the Cruzados, signing to Arista to release a self-titled 1985 LP; After Dark followed two years later, and the group disbanded in 1990. From there Larriva continued writing film music, also turning to acting; with guitarist Peter Atanasoff and a host of other L.A. session vets he eventually formed Tito and Tarantula, which quickly emerged as a major favorite on the local club scene.

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  • Mortum_est

    like

    9 Feb 5:26am Reply
  • Levi_Bronson

    De la concha de la madre. I love this band.

    22 Oct 2013 Reply
  • OlleLukoye

    Wonderful, but unfortunately not a popular group

    3 Mar 2013 Reply
  • barad1toz

    Forever Forgotten & Unforgiven

    30 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Zombiekartoffel

    Please come back to Düsseldorf, we missed the concert, we even had a ticket!!

    12 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Big_Bad_Red

    Hope to hear a new album from you one day :)

    11 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Raul_Oliveira

    ótimo show no Brasil! :-D

    16 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Bunny-Boy

    Текила Мексикано жжет

    8 Jun 2012 Reply
  • DeadKinks

    These guys rock live.

    16 May 2012 Reply
  • Cyankali

    criminally underrated!

    23 Apr 2012 Reply
  • ilhannnn

    dust and ashes !

    22 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Back2theSun

    back to the house .... that love built! yeeeh rock

    21 Feb 2012 Reply
  • pukhli

    Spicy hot vibrations

    21 Jan 2012 Reply
  • GrimAxeman

    Killing just for fun is pretty awesome too

    24 Sep 2011 Reply
  • SOADek

    Woooah, it was so fucking awesome today in Bad Homburg. I had no idea who was going to play today... but when I heard the music... it was so eargasmic. : ) FUCKING LOVED IT. And I have 'Back Into The Darkness' with the autograph's. <3 I already love you guys. (and Ma'am. <3)

    19 Aug 2011 Reply
  • xapz

    Just answered my own question. Lead Guitar - Jeff Herring, Drums - Victor Ziolkowski

    18 Aug 2011 Reply
  • xapz

    Who is the lead guitarist and drummer on the current tour?

    18 Aug 2011 Reply
  • katakis1

    Still thinking about going to a concert. Don't know anyone who'd go with me though.

    21 Jul 2011 Reply
  • FlauschiHasi

    I REALLY hate how after dark is the only song every fucktard knows. I think it's one of their worst songs ever. Tarantism should go platinum tho

    18 Jul 2011 Reply
  • rock-spirit

    latin rock :)

    17 Jul 2011 Reply
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