Tuesday, January 10, 2012

At the Drive-In Hoopla

The musical internet is abuzz with reunion news this week. The brightest blinking light on my radar is the news that At the Drive-In will be reuniting. There's no shortage of enthusiasm and snark (naturally) spread across the blogs, but my personal favorite anonymous snarky internet comment so far is:

"This reunion marks the first thing ATDI have done that Fugazi didn't already do."

ZING! That came from a comment on some hip music blog, probably Stereogum or BrooklynVegan. Wherever it came from, and whoever typed it, it elicited a hearty laugh from myself.

Personally, I'm a big fan of ATDI. I'm not sure if I'll bother with checking them out on the reunion tour, since I saw them back in the day for far less than the hundreds of dollars the reunion tickets will inevitably cost me. However, I'm sure they'll put on an intense show, though I'm not sure how it will translate to the larger stages they'll be playing this time around.

Now, if somehow the musical gods bless me with a Fugazi reunion, I will definitely try to attend that.