Big news for anyone still quietly mourning the fizzling out of Comets on Fire, those indomitable leaders of Santa Cruz-via-S.F. psych/noise/blues/badassery back in the early-to-mid 2000s: After nearly six years on hiatus, with a few occasional near-unions, the band is getting back together for a show in Oakland next month.
Comets on Fire were -- how else to put it? -- amazing. The band developed from a bruising psych outfit (whose eponymous debut album sold out of its initial pressing) to an artful rock 'n' roll juggernaut whose Sub Pop-released Blue Cathedral, won tons of praise. It's the kind of group that would make certain people (okay, fine, us) want to move to S.F. to write about music.