Watch DFA1979 Reunion, Riot

We knew Death From Above 1979 was reuniting with their first planned show happening at this year’s Coachella. But the band, who broke up five years ago, made their first appearance during a surprise set at SXSW. The band played late Saturday night at the outdoor, tented stage at Beauty Bar. The venue was already at capacity when they were announced, but fans waiting outside in an alleyway tried (and for a while, succeeded) to tear down the fence separating them from the band. After the fence came down police halted the show and cleared the alley (using mounted police officers and pepper spray). The band finished their set a bit after. See photos of the band above (by Graeme Flegenheimer), and scenes from the DFA mini-riot below:

(via CoS)