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Drive Like Jehu @ The Independent 

Wednesday, Feb 24 2016
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In the 1990s, California had a knack for birthing post-hardcore bands that made it big with underground cult audiences, but ended prematurely after unhappy forays into major label-dom. San Francisco had Jawbreaker and San Diego had Drive Like Jehu – both of which grew larger fan bases after they'd disbanded. With its emotive tension, experimental post-punk edge and intricately-controlled chaos, Drive Like Jehu had an especially inherent power that has not been bettered or replicated since. The band broke up after the release of their 1994 album Yank Crime and some of the members pursued solo careers, formed new bands, or turned to record producing and audio engineering. The quartet reunited for a 2014 performance at Spreckels Organ Pavilion in San Diego — largely because of the novelty of playing with an accompanied organ — and have been playing shows ever since. If you're into sweaty, claustrophobic shows, then don't miss Drive Like Jehu.

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