Tuesday, January 10, 2012

HOLY FECES: Refused & At The Drive-In reunite/Coachella 2012 lineup

bastards!
Around this time last year, I went on a massive rant about how much I hate large music festivals/rip offs like Coachella. As most of you might have noticed by now, I love seeing live music but I'm kind of spoiled and prefer smaller shows that won't test my patience or drain my wallet.

I went to Coachella in 2007 to see Rage Against The Machine's reunion. This was more than a concert, it was a childhood dream come true, an event I never thought would take place in a million years. Well it seems that hell froze over yesterday because two seminal bands from my youth announced their respective reunions and as luck would have it, they're both scheduled to play at Coachella 2012.

Refused & At The Drive-In: reunited and it feels soooo good.
Both Refused and At The Drive-In, two highly influential post-hardcore bands who've been dead and gone for over a decade are back!

The news of ATDI's reunion broke first, causing half of my facebook news feed to erupt with OMG status updates. That makes sense though, since At The Drive-In was fairly well known before they imploded and their ties to The Mars Volta has kept their memory alive all these years.


As I was logging off before heading to work last night, that's when the Refused bombshell broke. Holy FUCK I seriously started shaking. I mean, the band's unofficial slogan since even before they self destructed was, "Refused are fucking dead..." but not anymore! 


So I'm in a pickle. I basically NEED to see these two bands, but I really doubt they're going to play any special LA shows just for me. ATDI might do some more touring together, but Refused...I highly doubt that. Of course tickets are close to $300! As much as I rejoice over the news of these reunions, I really hate Goldenvoice/Coachella and everyone else who is holding these acts hostage for such a kings ransom.

Still, I wouldn't mind seeing Radiohead, Artic Monkeys, Madness, Explosions in the sky, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, The Shins, The Hives, Jeff Mangum (from Neutral Milk Hotel), Le Butcherettes and you know, Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg.

It looks like I better start saving up my pennies.

TLDR:
PIGS FLEW THROUGH THE GLORIOUS SKY. Refused + At The Drive-In reunions = I'm going to Coachella 2012.

19 comments:

  1. You know, I don't have $300 to spare, but if I could make it you could bet your sweet ass I'd go anyway.

    Also, I never really got what Dre and Snoop were doing in there. Really, come on.

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  2. I just saw the lineups earlier today. Seeing most of those bands would complete a lot of dreams. Well, dreams is a stretch. But you get it. Needless to say I'd be very happy.

    I really hope you're able to go.

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  3. Random fact: Went to the same school as the singer of refused(not at the same time though). Also it's great that they are back, didn't know that. :D

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  4. I think you should go, but act like a dick towards everyone.

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  5. Holy Feces haha that just sounds so wrong and yeah you better save up those pennies, plenty on the side walk though and supposedly millions of them in dumps..haha

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  6. Awww man I thought Blogger was a place I could get away from talk about Coachella but I'm wrong. I want to go so much but I just can't afford it and my current holiday. Have the best of fun there though and tell us all about it mate, you definitely have my envy!

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  7. Are you kiddin me... that is a great lineup! You gotta go! Jeff Mangum is coming to my bar in Portland... cant wait!

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  8. I'm with Heaven, Radiohead. Would love to see them. I know you go to alot of concerts, but $300.00 in one go is a lot of cash.

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  9. ATDI tickled my eardrums for quite awhile. I hope you enjoy the show.

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  10. Thanks for sharing the Refused Music video man. I had never heard of that band before but I really like them. I will have to check and see if they will be playing at any shows in Atlanta this year!

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  11. I miiiiiight go to this, because I really wanna see Dre and Snoop. I'm not a fan of these huge festivals anymore (I'm no longer a teenager), but it'd be worth it to see them. At The Drive In would be awesome, too!

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  12. Oh you have gotta go!! I mean you will probably regret it otherwise. A friend of mine just told me that he plans on going and I'm ugh... super jealous!!

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  13. Still trying to win tickets on the radio! wish me luck!

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  14. damn them drums! really like it

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  15. Fuck yes, fuck yes, a billion times fuck yes

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  16. Whoa, Jeff Mangum? I'm there.

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