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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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Crystal Fairy – “Crystal Fairy”

The new underground rock supergroup Crystal Fairy boasts a deeply impressive lineup: longtime Melvins Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover, At The Drive-In/Mars Volta co-frontman Omar…
Tom Breihan | January 23, 2017 - 1:40 pm

Crystal Fairy – “Chiseler”

Longtime Melvins co-leaders Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover recently formed Crystal Fairy, a new band that also includes At The Drive-In/Mars Volta brainiac Omar Rodríguez-López…
Tom Breihan | December 8, 2016 - 12:29 pm

Crystal Fairy – “Drugs On The Bus”

New supergroup alert! Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover, both of whom have spent decades as the core of fuzz-rock legends the Melvins, have teamed up…
Tom Breihan | October 4, 2016 - 10:34 am

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