At the Drive-In, the post-hardcore outfit from El Paso that gave rise to The Mars Volta, Sparta, and the solo career of Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, reunited for the first time in 11 years last night at the Austin, TX venue Red 7. The show was the first of a handful of dates that will lead the band to Indio, CA for Coachella this weekend.
Here's a play-by-play of At the Drive-In's return, from the pre-show excitement to the last ovation...
waiting for this station to become operational #ATDI— Hampton Mills (@dick_trigger) April 9, 2012
"We're At The Drive In from El Paso." #atdi— The Midgetmen (@themidgetmen) April 10, 2012
Opening with the first two songs from RELATIONSHIP OF COMMAND = knowing exactly what the people want and wasting no time. #atdi— Dan Solomon (@dansolomon) April 10, 2012
Omar Rodriguez is probably the only person not feeling this show. #ATDI— Miguel Angel (@ulovei) April 10, 2012
Omar has always looked that bored, as far as I know. #ATDI— Aaron Franco (@aarongetsrich) April 10, 2012
What does it say about your bar when two of your owners are going apeshit during At the Drive-In— James Taylor (@GiantStepsATX) April 10, 2012
Jim Ward looked happy twice, which made me happy. #ATDI— Aaron Franco (@aarongetsrich) April 10, 2012
ATDI@ Red 7 instagr.am/p/JObQoWljNt/— Cody Cowan (@crcowan1) April 10, 2012
At The Drive-In. So surreal. My ears hurt. Body hurts. What a good night!— kassie! (@kassien) April 10, 2012