Drive Like Jehu

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2014

    The 6 Best Concerts in New York This Weekend, 7/18/14

    For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.

  • Voice Choices

    July 16, 2014
  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    Premiere: The Obits "Spun Out" Video

    Today guitar hero Rick Froberg and the Brooklyn-based badasses he fronts, The Obits, release their third album via Sub Pop. It's called Bed & Bugs, and it--like its predecessors--is (if you'll allow the cognitive dissonance) a teeth gnashing, blissful good time. We got an early download of the thing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2012

    Hot Snakes On Their All Tomorrow's Parties Reunion

    The All Tomorrow's Parties festival, which will be held this weekend at Pier 36, continues to honor the ever-nostalgizing indie world with reunions among the kind of small-scale and beloved acts that seemingly passed into the mist long ago. This year's slate includes the Afghan Whigs, Captain Beefhe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    Q&A: Alex Edkins Of METZ On Signing With Sub Pop, Sharing A Practice Space With Fucked Up, And Bowling With Mudhoney's Mark Arm

    Sub Pop's raucous misfit cred has been kept afloat by the white-trash, noise-oozing pranksters in Pissed Jeans, the garage surf-rockers Obits, and the grungester royalty Mudhoney. But new young blood is joining the legendary Seattle label, and it emerges from a town where the Maple Leafs are still c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    Q&A: Freshkills Frontman Zachary Lipez On Lounge Singers, LBJ, And The Landfill That Inspired His Band's Name

    Gentrified Brooklyn can be a rough place for the struggling artiste, what with ever-ballooning rent prices, subway breakdowns, and feeling of being in a constant state of catching up. But all three of those basic roadblocks can be an inspiring launching pad too—you've got to work hard to make ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 23, 2011


    Hot Snakes slither into Brooklyn

  • Voice Choices

    March 23, 2011


    The Obits rock the Bell House

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Exclusive: Hear Obits' "Shift Operator," A Killer New Jam About A Math Problem

    Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. ​The shaggy garage-punks in Obits have returned for a second round of three-minute yowlers and blues-rawk howlers. Already beloved as a grown-ass version of frontman Rick Froberg's manic indie-punk l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    The 10 Biggest Music Stories of 2010

    Ah M.I.A., it just wasn't your year, was it? Photo by Rebecca Smeyne.​In 2010, Vampire Weekend and Arcade Fire both had #1 records. LCD Soundsystem, Spoon, MGMT, the National, M.I.A, and Sufjan Stevens all had albums debut in the top ten. Kanye West joined Twitter. Drake started a riot in New ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    Legendary San Diego Hardcore Band Unbroken Are Reuniting At Santos Party House in April

    Flyer via Brooklyn Vegan​One more name to take off the '90s Bands That Haven't Reunited list, we guess. Foundational San Diego act Unbroken were the crossover-metal predecessors to much of the Gravity Records and Three One G-sponsored screaming hardcore that dominated a small sector of indepen ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 3, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 29, 2010

    Ten Bands From The '90s That Haven't Reunited

    Mark Ibold, still happier about the Pavement reunion than you are​So Chavez is reuniting, or whatever you want to call it. A Pavement reunion just dominated most of last week in New York City. Before that, it was a never-dissolved-but-certainly-largely-inactive Superchunk. In the past few year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    About This Fantastic New Japandroids Single, "Art Czars"

    ​This one here: Japandroids, "Art Czars." It'd be tempting to chalk this up to the inevitable post Post-Nothing leap from sounding like Drive Like Jehu to sounding like Hot Snakes, but "Art Czars" was apparently recorded during the actual Post-Nothing sessions, as were the four other singles t ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 9, 2010


    Rick Froberg opens his solo show and then plays a show

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    On Obits's "Pine On"

    Former Obits outfit Hot Snakes were a hate-splattered, sneering, Wipers-homage, a flaming collision of blues and attitude and just a bit of romance. Before Hot Snakes, Drive Like Jehu were the feedback kings of San Diego--violent, long, anguished drones; winding, wound-up tracks to match. Both bands ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 3, 2008


    John Reis stomps his way to Santos'

  • Music

    April 22, 2008

    The Night Marchers: Speedo Reborn

    Tireless garage-rock titan John Reis unveils his latest creation

  • Music

    September 11, 2001

    Sound Checks

    Your Choices Guide to Four Nights of CMJ Music

  • Music

    September 7, 1999