Flashback nearly a decade ago, to Game 1 of the 2004 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals. A young indie rock band from Red Hook, Brooklyn, was on-stage at Great Scott, playing to a group of sports-minded Allstonians with their backs turned away from the stage, all eyes glued to the televisions by the bar flashing Tim Wakefield's grill on the hill at Fenway for the team that would eventually break an 86-year-old curse.
The internet broke twice yesterday, first around noon when At the Drive-In tweeted out their unexpected reunion news, and then roughly seven hours later when COACHELLA unveiled its incredible 2012 lineup. We've digested the attractive headliners (Radiohead, Black Keys, Dre), the surprise reunions (Refused, fIREHOSE, ATDI), and that one famed Britpop heavyweight booking that almost makes up for another year without The Smiths (Pulp! Come on down, your blank check is right over here in Tent B!).