Best Reunion (Hardcore Edition): Drive Like Jehu
Maybe it was because their time slot began while Jack White was doing his encore. Maybe it was because they were fundamentally too cultish a band to attract a big crowd. Either way, there were only about 100 fans in attendance to check out a rare reunion gig by Drive Like Jehu, whose early-Nineties albums helped shape both emo and post-hardcore. The screaming vocals of Rick Froberg haven't aged well in the past two decades, but the band's guitar attack sounds remarkably fresh — it's hard to imagine what Queens of the Stone Age would sound like if Drive Like Jehu hadn't come first.