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The Mars Volta

Best. Band. Ever.

Best. Band. Ever.

Today is the day! The Mars Volta is in San Diego tonight!

Fri, 09/04/2009 7:00PM
Venue: Soma
Location: San Diego, CA
Tickets: $35.00

In case you don’t know who they are, here’s their Wikipedia introduction:

The Mars Volta is an American Grammy Award-winning rock band from El Paso, Texas, formed in 2001 and currently based out of Mexico. Founded by guitarist Omar Rodríguez-López and vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala. The band incorporates various influences including progressive rock, experimental rock, punk rock, jazz fusion, funk and Latin/Salsa into their sound. They are known for their energetic and improvisational live shows, as well as their concept-based studio albums. In 2009, the band won a Grammy in the “Best Hard Rock Performance” category for the song “Wax Simulacra.” They were named rock music’s “Best Prog-Rock Band” of 2008 by Rolling Stone magazine.

Yeah. They rock. I have loved them ever since the Tremulant EP back in 2002. If you haven’t listened to them before, I would suggest buying De-Loused in the Comatorium first as it is their first, and best, full length album.