Comfort, Magnified and Fantastic Planet. Often compared to the likes of Soundgarden and Nirvana back in the ’90s, Failure stood out thanks to a lush, psych-rock edge and a bit of polish. Their reformation in 2014 was greeted with feverish excitement from longtime fans, while the band relished the chance to get out in front of new crowds. The two albums released since then have been awesome. Meanwhile, the story of England’s Swervedriver is eerily similar, splitting in ’98 and then reforming in 2008. They also have a spectacular arsenal of material to pull from, and that’s why this lineup is such a thrill.
This is a killer double bill for fans of post-hardcore. L.A.’s Failure gained near legendary status when they split in 1997 thanks to excellent albums