Posted in music on September 1, 2014

"Drive Like Jehu set was great. Hoping for more gigs & that this is not a one off despite what John Reis says. Worth 3.5 hour drive. sinews!" - Toddrick Spalding

"Drive Like Jehu, best show of the summer man." - Madison Woodward

"Wow Drive Like Jehu just sounded amazing. Like no time had passed. And with Rob Crow from Pinback joining. They need to tour. No question" - P Squared

"Words I never thought I would ever get to say: 'Drive Like Jehu sounded amazing live.'" - Luke Sigler

"drive like jehu concert was short but they sounded tight as hell" - Justin Hogg

"Pretty sure Drive Like Jehu just played the loudest show in the 99-year history of the Spreckels Organ Pavilion. " - Matthew T. Hall

"OMG drive like jehu!!!! jk I dunno who the fuck that is lol" - Tennie Marie B.

Drive Like Jehu in San Diego's Balboa Park - 8/31/2014 (photo by Tod Seelie)
Drive Like Jehu

Legendary, influential post-hardcore band Drive Like Jehu reunited for their first show in 19 years last night (8/31) in their hometown of San Diego. The free show, which they're saying was a one-off, happened in Balboa Park and was a chance for them to perform with the outdoor venue's Spreckels Pipe Organ (played by organist Carol Williams), one of the world's largest pipe organs and one that's been used for concerts since 1914. Their 5-song set included four songs from their final album, 1994's Yank Crime, as well as one from their 1991 self-titled debut. For their closing track, "Luau," they were joined by Rob Crow of fellow San Diego band Pinback. The show streamed live online last night, and you can now watch videos of the entire show, with the setlist, below.

Though they're saying that's the only Drive Like Jehu reunion show (but our fingers are crossed that it won't be!), the band has members in other bands including Hot Snakes who play Riot Fest Chicago in September, Rocket from the Crypt who play Fun Fun Fun Fest in November, and others.

Videos and setlist below...

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SETLIST
Do You Compute?
Super Unison
Sinews
If It Kills You
Luau

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Comments (46)

5 songs? Pathetic! Why even bother

Posted by Anonymous | September 1, 2014 1:32 PM

"Best show of the summer, man" = band plays 5 songs? That guy needs to get out more

Posted by Anonymous | September 1, 2014 1:41 PM

these aren't lil poppy 3 minute songs here, bruhs. go talk shit about bands that deserve being shit-talked.

Posted by Anonymous | September 1, 2014 2:06 PM

Okay, we'll go shit-talk some crappy bands from a genre that failed 20 years ago. Oh, wait, we already are.

Posted by Anonymous | September 1, 2014 2:39 PM

They obviously did something right, if you're talking about them...

Posted by Anonymous | September 1, 2014 3:04 PM

They don't offer all that match. Maybe they should try bringing more bands.

Posted by gatitjoc | September 1, 2014 3:24 PM

Get bent

Posted by blayne | September 1, 2014 3:49 PM

"They obviously did something right, if you're talking about them..."

Yeah, because a simple comment about a blog post on the internet qualifies as approval for a band's entire career.

Posted by Anonymous | September 1, 2014 4:15 PM

2:39 is desperately trying to forget how badly he/she/it failed 20 years ago by blogging away the tears.

Posted by Anonymous | September 1, 2014 4:32 PM

I believe what PSqvuared says about this band because he's old enough to remember when they existed.

Posted by Anonymous | September 1, 2014 5:09 PM

This band was almost non-existent nineteen years ago so its a sad testament that so many people get this excited. It's a fucking joke, actually. I blame BV for a lot of this apathy in today's music-listening kids.

Posted by Anonymous | September 1, 2014 5:27 PM

People get excited about real bands (pre internet hype) that made an authentic impression before PR people and BS marketing parasites co oped indie music.

Posted by Anonymous | September 1, 2014 5:44 PM

Hmmm. Right. PR people didn't exist before the interwebs. You should read up on Peter Grant, friend.

Posted by Anonymous | September 1, 2014 6:08 PM

and Drive Like Jehu really needed PR people.. didn't they, genius?

Posted by Anonymous | September 1, 2014 6:38 PM

How many people liked this band back then, vs. the number of people who like them now mainly based on their 'legendary' status (granted by the internet) cuz they themselves weren't around to see the band or buy their records when it all first happened? There's your answer

Posted by Anonymous | September 1, 2014 6:54 PM

I was there. Show was amazing. I remeber when I first picked up yank crime, 14 years after it was released and was blown away. It wasn't because of their 'legendary status' but because they did something that no one was doing at the time and is something that no one does well now.

Posted by Anonymous | September 1, 2014 7:37 PM

^ Like what? Annoying "screamo" vocals with some standard fare "post-hardcore" music? Real new.

Posted by Anonymous | September 1, 2014 8:18 PM

I came down from Nor-Cal for this show and it was phenomenal. Worth every penny.

Posted by Anonymous | September 1, 2014 8:43 PM

"Meh" - Ian Mackaye

Posted by Anonymous | September 1, 2014 8:49 PM

There are few bands that put out records that are amazing from start to finish. This is one of them. For the younger kids out there talking about crappy bands from 20 years ago, there are so many more shitty bands now.

Posted by Anonymous | September 1, 2014 9:54 PM

Reis and Froberg destroy.

Posted by Anonymous | September 1, 2014 9:56 PM

5:44 wins

Posted by Anonymous | September 1, 2014 10:25 PM

all these turds who say that this shit is whack probably think mac demarco is a genius. go suck on hobo cocks. drive like jehu wrote more awesome songs than all of the stolen mp3's on your stupid iphone5.

Posted by pre_cum | September 1, 2014 10:33 PM

"Genre that failed" exhibits a lack of understanding of what music is about.

Posted by Anonymous | September 1, 2014 10:57 PM

I prefer Hot Snakes

Posted by Anonymous | September 1, 2014 11:07 PM

"Reis and Froberg destroy"

This

Posted by Anonymous | September 1, 2014 11:10 PM

God forbid some people like this band and had fun at a free concert...

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2014 1:35 AM

feels bad for all the jaded east coast tweeny hipsters posting from a brooklyn coffee shop bc they can't afford an internet connection.

sorry you weren't there the first time around.

signed
Jaded Vet

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2014 9:04 AM

8:18 used the word 'screamo' - reveals he's a 23 year old former Hot Topic shopper.

Go punch yourself in the face.

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2014 10:37 AM

yep. 5 songs. which equated to a 40 minute set. one ought comprehend the breadth of a thing before commenting on it's (supposed) brevity; it speaks to one's youthful ignorance just as that youthful ignorance asks which of us were there 20-years ago and which are glomming on for glom-sake.
oh, and to address that topic: indeed, there were wild-eyed youths in attendance; the rest of the could thousand or so have all known each other for about that many years.

Posted by TorreyDawn | September 2, 2014 11:01 AM

I once saw King's X play a 3 song 45 minute set, and it was one of the best shows I've ever seen.

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2014 11:18 AM

"sorry you weren't there the first time around."

I know that you think this makes you seem cool, but it really doesn't. Not one person is impressed. You're sad and old.

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2014 11:21 AM

^^^ you will never understand how amazing the scene was pre-internet

when you had to use the knowledge of the record store workers and read mrr and find out about other bands because they were opening the show and comps were your fuel to new music.

it was better back then, believe me.

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2014 11:33 AM

I once saw the Boston Symphony do a one-song set. It ruled.

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2014 11:48 AM

Who?

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2014 1:52 PM

Oh man, did someone just use the word 'screamo' and this band together. This person is the biggest tool/nerd to comment on this board.

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2014 2:28 PM

CDs really blow.

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2014 8:18 PM

Now Fugazi needs to play a reunion show in Philadelphia (our nation's FIRST capital) so Brendan can wail on the Liberty Bell.

Posted by Rasmussen | September 2, 2014 9:36 PM

Sucked back then... Suck now...

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Posted by KariCSmith | September 3, 2014 5:44 AM

Aside from using the word "screamo" 8:18 is such a fucking retard that they can't even understand that POST-HARDCORE wasn't even a fucking THING when this band was playing shows. (Well, aside from Fugazi.. which was.... Fugazi... and never needed to be "post"-anything.)

COMEDY!


So many gems coming out of this guy's assmouth.


Dude thinks he's reviewing Warped Tour bands for Alternative Press or some shit.

There aren't words for this level of idiocy.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2014 3:31 AM

lol Fugazi
more like Gigli

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2014 9:31 AM

When is KORN scheduled to play Spreckels Organ Pavilion?

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2014 10:13 AM

Korn are from Bakersfield. If they ever played a hometown show at a local landmark, it would probably be in some shitty barn.

Posted by Rasmussen | September 4, 2014 10:48 AM

Korn is playing a hometown show in a barn? when are tix on sael?

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2014 11:20 AM

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