Local alternative psyche rock legends, At the Drive In, whom at times, various members of the group have always refused the possibility of reuniting for a few shows, are reunited.
The group performed in El Paso Friday the 13th at Tricky Falls, located on 209 S. El Paso St.
This must be a sign of the end times, impossible things start to happen, and in popular music this is one of them.
Their reunification was sealed earlier this year with the announcement of two performances at the Coachella Music Festival.
Tickets to their performance in Marfa, TX were gone in a mere fifteen minutes. The group performed in Austin, a few days before the Marfa show, at a venue called Red Seven. One could imagine that tickets to that show disappeared within minutes as well.
Adding more heat to their mini Texas tour, another show, this one in Dallas, was announced.
Their homecoming show finally happened at Tricky Falls and tickets to the show sold out.
EPCB and just about everybody else knows that At The Drive-In’s influence spans well outside the confines of El Paso and the Southwest area, it’s global. EPCB met some blokes from London during SXSW and as soon as we said we were from El Paso the first words out of their mouths were “At The Drive-In.”
Their albums are wild, ferociously loud opuses that have left fans past and present wondering how this thunderous abstract rock music would sound like being played in front of them.
These guys are also infamous for walking away from it all while experiencing a career high in favor of pursuing solo endeavors. Due to their abrupt leave of absence and the tight legacy of music they left, this group’s reputation looms very large.
Thankfully, or hopefully, they have put egos aside and accept the hard truth that they are rock legends, one of the few left that have a mystique and musicality as grand as the one ‘ol Led Zep had.
And to be blunt, they can satisfy the masses for a record smashing tour, make millions and then… say fuck you and walk away from it all again in true reclusive rock group style.
After their Coachella dates, the group is headed for Lollapalooza and then some shows in Europe.
So if you’re one of the lucky ones that’s going to watch ‘em, make sure to savor every moment of the performance, it just might be the last time you’ll ever see them.
by alex aventura