Omar Rodriguez-Lopez

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    Lessons Learned From Loving And Hating the Mars Volta

    Art and life co-habitate, informing, imitating, and enriching each other constantly. Each week in Better Living Through Music, RFT Music writer Ryan Wasoba explores this symbiotic relationship. Let it be known that this is not a reaction to Drew Ailes' polarizing RFT Music article praising the Ma ... More >>

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    January 29, 2013

    The Best Part About The Mars Volta Was Their Hair

    The Mars Volta was a rock band from California, which a place where rock bands are frequently formed. Other rock bands formed in California include Van Halen, Creedence Clearwater Revival and the band that spawned the Mars Volta, At The Drive-In. At The Drive-In is best known for once having a song ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows From April 16 to 22

    Ok folks, this week is insane -- the number of excellent shows that did not make the cut for this post could easily fill another, if not for the nagging reality that time is finite. We don't want to short-change you though, so here's the runner-up rundown: Crowbar at Fubar on Monday, Cursive at Off ... More >>

  • Music

    April 12, 2012

    La Dispute

    7 p.m. Monday, April 16. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.

  • Music

    December 1, 2011

    Zechs Marquise

    8 p.m. Tuesday, December 6. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    Top Sellers At Area Record Stores for 2009

    Who says the record store is dead? Not us here in St. Louis, where both Vintage Vinyl and Euclid Records sold a lot of tunes. Below, please find the top selling albums from both stores, including a separate top vinyl list from VV. Enjoy! Vintage Vinyl: Top CDs ​1. Murphy Lee - You See Me 2. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    Show Review Photos: The Mars Volta at the Pageant, Tuesday, September 8

    When the Mars Volta unleashed its 2002 debut EP, Tremulant, some critics cheekily tagged the band "Punk Floyd." Given that vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala and guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez cut their teeth in the castle-storming emo-core outfit At The Drive-In, it seemed natural that "punk" would the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    Interview: The Mars Volta's Omar Rodriguez-Lopez

    Michael G. Rizzi​ The Mars Volta is far too weird for its own popularity, but somehow Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, Cedric Bixler-Zavala and their virtual lazy susan of band members have turned virtuosic, psychedelic prog jams into gold records and a Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance. Nobody is m ... More >>

  • Music

    September 2, 2009

    The Mars Volta

    8 p.m. Tuesday, September 8. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.

  • Music

    May 28, 2008