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Drive Like Jehu announce reissue of “Bullet Train to Vegas” b/w “Hand Over Fist”

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Situated in the middle of the brief list of Drive Like Jehu releases, the San Diego post-hardcore band’s 7″ stands out as the midway point in their initial stint as a band as well. “Bullet Train to Vegas” and its b-side “Hand Over Fist” were first released in 1992 on Merge Records, to be followed up by only Yank Crime in 1994 and the four-piece’s subsequent breakup in 1995.

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Just Announced: Drive Like Jehu will play its first Philly show in 20 years at Union Transfer this August

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Badass news of the day: on the heels of curating this year’s All Tomorrow’s Parties Festival in North Wales (the UK country, not the suburban borough – THOUGH HOW SICK WOULD THAT BE), San Diego post-hardcore heroes Drive Like Jehu are embarking on a U.S. tour that brings them to Philadelphia for the first time in 20 years. The band plays Union Transfer on Tuesday, August 9th. Continue reading →

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Obits, Creepoid and Le Yikes Surf Club rock the Black Box at Underground Arts

Photo by Beth Ann Downey
Photo by Beth Ann Downey

Sohrab Habibion, guitarist of Obits, described the Black Box room at Underground Arts as being like a lectern during their show Thursday. That was due in part to the arena-style seating, low ceiling and how close the crowd was able to get to the band because of the stage being around four inches tall. In fact, the crowd drew so close to Habibion that they cast shadows over the guitar pedals at his feet. He asked the sound man for better lighting, saying, “If I can’t see what’s at my feet it’ll be like having a really bad church organist.”

Obits’ crunching guitar chords and Rick Froberg’s iconic yell, best associated with Drive Like Jehu; Hot Snakes and Rocket from the Crypt, kept the energy high through their entire set. Continue reading →