Posted in music | tour dates on August 19, 2014

Drive Like Jehu

In the past few years, we've already seen Hot Snakes and Rocket from the Crypt reunite, and now another revered band in the Rick Froberg/John Reis family will be getting back together, Drive Like Jehu! The band only put out two albums during their short career, 1991's self-titled and 1994's Yank Crime, both highly influential on various types of post-hardcore, emo and indie rock to come. Now, the band launched a website listing a free, all ages show happening in their hometown of San Diego on August 31 at Balboa Park. They'll be playing "a short set accompanied by San Diego Civic organist Dr. Carol Williams," according to Swami Records (John's label). It's the only date announced, but fingers crossed that more will be added!

Rocket From the Crypt also play Fun Fun Fun Fest and PBR Fest.

Watch a full-set live video of Drive Like Jehu from 1992, below...

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Comments (23)

Fuck Yeah!!!!!! Please play NYC!

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2014 5:33 PM

SF!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2014 5:35 PM

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF FROBERG, PLAY NYC

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2014 5:36 PM

Where's that guy in the RFTC thread who said this would never happen?

That said, fucking excited for this.

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2014 5:37 PM

this is extremely extremely good news

i was just daydreaming about them reuniting.

my brainwaves do good things out there, people.

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2014 5:46 PM

What dork is surprised by this news? After the 2 other reunions even a blind person could see this coming.

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2014 5:59 PM

best information to be posted on BV since the inception of this website.

can't believe its been 20 years since I saw them at Maxwell's

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2014 7:01 PM

John Reis is a bit of a trickster. I suspect he is joking.

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2014 7:04 PM

finally some real music news on this site

everything made today is just absolutely embarrassing compared to the real deal rock they made

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2014 7:13 PM

is Trombino seriously in on this?

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2014 7:42 PM

"What dork is surprised by this news?"

Interesting you ask that, since only dorks would like a band like this one.

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2014 10:09 PM

Did Mike Kennedy go on to become either a big-shot attorney or accountant like Mike Gerland and Dave Sims, respectively?

And who the fuck is 'Civic Organist' Dr. Carol Williams...

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2014 10:18 PM

So overrated they make Radiohead seem underrated

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2014 11:09 PM

haha 11:09. cute.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2014 1:10 AM

Boring nostalgia act for dads. Clap, clap.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2014 6:33 AM

I love the smart ass remarks. They are clever. They can't be real though, because it would be pathetic to go out of your way to say such silly, bitchy things all the time.

Glad to see Reis is firing on all cylinders!

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2014 7:30 AM

SUIT UP!

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2014 8:56 AM

7:42, Trombino posted it on his twitter, so I guess so.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2014 9:31 AM

OMFG!!! Please come to New York. Maybe Hot Snakes can open :)

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2014 12:21 PM

There a billion bands just as good if not better at doing this same shit. Once the right person says you are cool, then you become a scarce commodity, then reunite, everyone is like YEAH I LOVE THESE GUYS THEY ARE THE BEST BAND EVER! People STRIVE to have something obscure to say is cool. and it snowballs from there. music fans are so easily influenced..

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2014 5:44 PM

Maybe people really like them?

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2014 6:17 PM

1) Media Industrial Complex tells you what's cool and what's not
2) You tell your friends how you found out about this cool band
3) You feel "in the know" and accepted

You are a tool. Any questions?

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2014 11:53 PM

"There a billion bands just as good if not better at doing this same shit."

this is incredibly ignorant and stupid, even for the BV comment section.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 11:30 AM

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