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Deconstructing: The Rise, Demise, And Legacy Of The Mars Volta

I woke up on Thursday, January 24, to find the Mars Volta, an old friend, stone dead and on the slab. By now, anyone with…
Joseph Schafer | February 7, 2013 - 1:57 pm

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Forthcoming Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Album Features Original Mars Volta Lineup & John Frusciante

The Mars Volta/At The Drive-In co-leader Omar Rodríguez-López is releasing a whopping 12 solo albums of the course of the next six months. (For those…
Peter Helman | July 16, 2016 - 12:55 pm

Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Says The Mars Volta Will Probably Reunite

Remember when the Mars Volta broke up a mere three years ago? I do! I was interning at this very website, fact-checking an article about…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 12, 2016 - 1:56 pm

At The Drive-In’s Omar Rodríguez-López Will Release A Dozen Solo Albums Before The End Of The Year

Nobody would ever accuse the Mars Volta/At The Drive-In co-leader Omar Rodríguez-López of lacking ambition, but he's never attempted anything like his latest undertaking. Over…
Tom Breihan | July 8, 2016 - 10:05 am

At The Drive-In Announce New Music, World Tour

Legendary Texas post-hardcore screamers At The Drive-In reunited for some tour dates in 2012, so when they popped up on this year's Rock On The
Chris DeVille | January 21, 2016 - 11:22 am

Meet Antemasque, Mars Volta Co-Leaders’ New Band With Flea

Just last year, things were not all good between Mars Volta/At The Drive-In co-leaders Cedric Bixler Zavala and Omar Rodríguez-López. Last January, the Mars Volta…
Tom Breihan | April 9, 2014 - 9:21 am

The Mars Volta Break Up

According to a series of increasingly bitter Tweets from co-leader Cedric Bixler-Zavala, the tangled and ambitious prog band the Mars Volta is no more. Bixler-Zavala…
Tom Breihan | January 24, 2013 - 8:54 am

Anywhere – “Dead Golden West” (Stereogum Premiere)

At The Drive-In and the Mars Volta frontman Cedric Bixler Zavala has been plenty busy with both of his bands this year, but he's also…
Tom Breihan | July 13, 2012 - 9:57 am

Stream The Mars Volta Noctourniquet

Since the Mars Volta announced that they would be putting out a record even as Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodríguez-López prepped the At The Drive-In
Corban Goble | March 21, 2012 - 4:01 pm

The Mars Volta – “Noctourniquet” & “Zed And Two Naughts”

Though they'll reunite as At The Drive-In for Coachella, Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodríguez-López will also revive the Mars Volta for a record out later…
Corban Goble | March 5, 2012 - 2:32 pm

The Mars Volta – “The Malkin Jewel”

Despite the fact that they're also reuniting with their old band, At The Drive-In, for Coachella stops and a tour, Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodríguez-López…
Corban Goble | February 13, 2012 - 12:42 pm

At The Drive-In Reunite

Well, we sure as hell didn't see this coming. As Consequence Of Sound points out, the amazing livewire '90s/early-'00s Texan post-hardcore band At The Drive-In…
Tom Breihan | January 9, 2012 - 2:27 pm

Soundgarden, The Mars Volta @ Forum, Los Angeles 7/22/11

Soundgarden stopped by the Forum in Los Angeles for an epic twenty-five song set that included a bonus of Mike McCready from Pearl Jam joining…
Andrew Youssef | July 25, 2011 - 12:22 pm

10 Years Of ATP In Photos

When the All Tomorrow's Parties festival first launched, the idea of canonizing an iconic album with a track-for-track live performance was still a novel concept.
Amrit Singh | December 14, 2009 - 12:03 pm

Monolith 2009 In Photos

While we were rocking the Catskills, enjoying what Wayne Coyne said was "the greatest collection of underground music ever assembled," dozens of other great indie…
Scott Lapatine | September 15, 2009 - 5:42 pm

New El Grupo Nuevo De Omar Rodriguez Lopez – “Half Kleptos” (Stereogum Premiere)

Omar Rodríguez-López has a new band. The Mars Volta songwriter/multi-instrumentalist is calling it El Grupo Nuevo de Omar Rodríguez-López because it rolls off the tongue…
Scott Lapatine | April 17, 2009 - 2:33 am

Zack De La Rocha Is Finally About To Release Some New Music

It's not quite the DJ Shadow and ?uestlove collabing effort once promised, and it's nothing to do with those shelved Trent Reznor sessions, but whatever,…
Amrit Singh | July 2, 2008 - 1:15 pm

Sasquatch 2008 In Photos

On first blush we all agreed Sasquatch! pulled together one of the lineups to beat of this glutted summer festival season, which is why we're…
stereogum | May 28, 2008 - 11:20 am

Austin City Limits 2008 Gets Foos, Fogerty

With all the new summer music events vying for your attention, we understand if you've got festival announcement burnout. Consider adding ACL to your wish…
Scott Lapatine | April 15, 2008 - 2:04 am