Posted in music | pictures on September 28, 2008

photos by Kyle Dean Reinford

Mars Volta @ ACL

The Mars Volta were one of Friday's headliners at the 2008 Austin City Limits festival. Omar also gave a video interview backstage where he mentioned a finished new album that they'll be mixing in NYC soon. Pictures and video below...

Mars Volta @ ACL

Mars Volta @ ACL

Mars Volta @ ACL

Mars Volta @ ACL

Mars Volta @ ACL

Mars Volta @ ACL

Mars Volta @ ACL

Mars Volta @ ACL

Mars Volta @ ACL

Mars Volta @ ACL

Mars Volta @ ACL

Mars Volta @ ACL

Mars Volta @ ACL

Mars Volta @ ACL

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Comments (11)

Way better than At The Drive-In!

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2008 1:31 AM

better than at the drive in!? please tell me you're joking.

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2008 1:57 AM

hard to believe a band this awful contains two members of at the drive in. they were great...this band, not so much.

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2008 2:07 AM

anyone have the set list from when they played NYC last week or so?

Posted by Pedro | September 28, 2008 11:42 AM

All you need to know about the Hammerstein show was that they played Eunuch Provocateur. I couldn't believe it, and yes it was awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2008 11:57 AM

01 Fistful OF Dollars Intro (01:31)
02 Goliath (20:48)
03 Viscera Eyes (09:02)
04 Wax Simulacra (03:47)
05 Eunuch Provocateur (05:25)
06 Ourborous (07:54)
07 Ilyena (06:10)
08 Cygnus...Vismund Cygnus (30:44)
09 The Widow (04:48)
10 Aberinkula (11:45)
11 Drunkship Of Lanterns (16:44)

They also covered Dillinger's "Cocaine In My Brain" and a Ghostface Killah song which name escapes me.


Definitely a new evolution of the band, so much passion and energy, so unlike most other bands today.

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2008 11:57 AM

its 'kilo' by ghostface.

Posted by fuckwebsterhall | September 28, 2008 12:49 PM

2:07 how do you differ from an artist who you cared for so?

I recommend everyone to listen to The Mars Volta's discography for diverse, exciting, introspective, abstract - poetic music.

P3@ce

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2008 3:16 PM

i saw the first show of this tour. they really killed it. they are playing shorter but more intense shows now. only like 1 hour 45 as opposed to 2 and half hours. this tour is better than their last one though imo.

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2008 6:39 PM

I've been watching ATDI live shows since Alfaro Vive Carajo was released to the ACL performance this weekend. Where they have evolved to as musicians is really amazing. Anything these two have ever touched is absolutely golden. The best thing happening in music today.

Posted by Jeff Roberts | September 29, 2008 1:17 PM

at the drive in was good ... but this is real music! .... if u wanna hear more nirvana oriented music then watch MTV ... its about time ... someone stepped up and not listen to what tha "public" wants to hear. Like? are you stuck in the past or what?!?!?! e-mail me if u got anything to say. TMV can Fu****g play! no matter what you say. .. these mugs can step up to the plate anytime. Like, really. Zappa of the new generation. Who gives a s**t

Posted by b3 illa | January 21, 2009 11:28 PM

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