The other thread was too old to bump, so here it goes.
"The Mars Volta is an American progressive rock group founded by Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodríguez-López in 2001.
They are generally considered progressive rock, with jazz and Latin influences.
They are known for their wild, energetic and improvised live shows, as well as their usually concept-based studio albums."
The Mars Volta is one of my favorite bands by far, they started with a band founded with Omar and Cedric called At the Drive-in. (Some of you may have heard about it) They play psychedelic music, and it sounds really good. They have Spanish influences because the guitarist, bassist, percussion, and lead singer are all from Spanish-speaking countries, so they actually explain a lot of the "Tres-dos clave" and then "Dos-tres clave."(Which I may add, sounds great with the type of music they're playing, since it's original) sometimes in public Q&A.
I saw them live, and it was amazing. They didn't have an opening band, they played for 3 hours straight. Non-stop. They just came out with a new album which was one of the reasons why I got reminded of them before I went to the concert, and then luckily they were in town, so I got my tickets just in time.
Anyways, this is great stuff to listen to while you're high, and even when you're not. I mean sometimes the music gets pretty crazy, but you still enjoy it.
Viscera Eyes, Live.
L'via L'viasquez. - Amazing.
The Concert I was in - Tetragrammaton
Conclusion: If you're looking for new bands to put on your MP3 players, make sure to listen to this, because I bet a lot of you would enjoy it. Check 'em out!