Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Video: Drive Like Jehu and Dr. Carol Williams at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park (Full Show)

Nice, I’ve been holding off sharing any footage of the DriveLike Jehu reunion show that took place this holiday weekend at Balboa Park until quality film popped up. Chances are you’ve seen some videos in the last 48 hours but even Pitchfork’s shared footage was from a lousy angle and cut off Mark Trombino which as you know is a major sacrilege .  Well I’m here to let you know that if you are a fan and couldn't make it out to California for the gig some quality footage is now available to enjoy, but first things first.  If you are not familiar with Drive Like Jehu then please leave this website right now and go and spend some time discovering their music. I appreciate your interest and loyalty but they are much more important source of inspiration than any of the ramblings one can find here. If you are here because I’m usually the person who provides said information, here is a very brief rundown…

Drive Like Jehu were/are an American post-hardcore  band from San Diego California active from 1990 to 1995. Formed by rhythm guitarist and vocalist Rick Froberg and lead guitarist John Reis following the breakup of their band Pitchfork, the band's lineup also included bassist Mike Kennedy and drummer Mark Trombino. Their music was characterized by multisectioned compositions, interlocking guitar patterns, orchestrated builds and releases, and elliptical melodies that produced a distinctive sound amongst other post-hardcore acts and impacted the evolution of hardcore punk into emo.

Rick and John have both been pretty active since Drive Like Jehu ended and can be publicly seen performing on the regular with their various projects including but not limited to Rocket From The Crypt, Hot SnakesObits, Night Marchers and more.  Mark has made his impact from behind the scenes and is heavily responsible for not just some of the most important and influential post punk/emo albums of the era but really helped define the entire scene’s sound as a whole. As for Mike? It would seem that education was Mr. Kennedy’s priority as he went back to school to study chemistry.

The band has said this will absolutely be a one off show, but I find absolutes for these types of things to often be temporary. Rumor has it the reasoning behind the show was that it was a rare opportunity to be able to use the park’s organ which Dr. Carol Williams lends her talents to for the performance.

So with little further delay sit back and enjoy Drive Like Jehu and Dr. Carol Williams at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park.

Sunday August 31st, 2014 at 6:45pm

1. Do You Compute
2. Super Unison
3. Sinews
4. If It Kills You
5. Luau

Performance supported by the Spreckels Organ Society (http://spreckelsorgan.org/), a volunteer-driven 501-C-3 non-profit (Tax ID 33-0299072) incorporated in 1988 to preserve, program, and promote the Spreckels Organ as a world treasure for all people.

Filmed on a GroPro HERO3+ Black
Video by Max Nanis (https://twitter.com/x0xMaximus)

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