Monday, April 9, 2012

At the Drive-In at Red 7

Part of me didn't even want to post about this At the Drive-In show happening at Red 7 tonight since most of you won't be able to attend. However, I didn't want to seem like I didn't know or care about it, so here you go. Much-beloved Texas band, At the Drive-In are playing a handful of reunion shows. On Friday the wizards over at Transmission revealed that ATDI would be playing a show in Marfa and tickets sold-out within minutes of the announcement. On Saturday, it was revealed that before this Thursday's Marfa show, the band would be playing at the newly re-modeled Red 7. This time tickets sold-out within 11 minutes of the announcement. Needless to say, people are very excited to have another chance to see a live performance from At the Drive-In. As you may already know, the band retired in 2001 splitting into (at least) two other fantastic bands. These Texas reunion shows may be the beginning of a larger-scale reunion but they may just be one-off experiences, only time will tell. I know that folks here in Austin are really hoping that these shows are an indication that ATDI will headline Fun Fun Fun Fest but it's too soon to say that for now.

At the Drive-In - One Armed Scissor video via YouTube

By the way, don't judge me for posting One Armed Scissor, I know it's their biggest hit which means lots of you aren't allowed to like it anymore. However, it's still a great fucking song and it's one of their only official music videos. For those of you who were lucky enough to score tickets to tonight's show at Red 7 arrive early, be patient with the door people and your fellow fans in line. For those of you who missed out on your chance to get tickets, promise you won't riot in the alley way. PROMISE!

At the Drive-In - Operations Manual video via YouTube