never say goodbye
Big day for fans of ska-rock band The Impossibles: The group, who played their last show on June 2, 2002 at Emo's, will be reuniting for a one-off show on June 9 at The Mohawk.
Alternative Press broke the news that the Fueled by Ramen band will be returning to their hometown (that's us, you guys!) for one very special, nostalgia-fueled set. If the news itself wasn't enough to get you ridiculously excited, they've put out a trailer for the show (below).
The Impossibles formed in 1994, releasing their self-titled full-length in 1997, and EP Back for the Attack in 1998, before taking a two-year hiatus; during their break, they released Anthology '94-'98, 20 tracks to hold fans over til 2000's Return, released at the same time as their first reunion. Their last EP, 4 Song Brick Bomb, came out a little under a year before their final show at Emo's (if you weren't lucky enough to be there, you can relive the magic on DVD).
Named for a Hanna-Barbera cartoon, the band mixed catchy guitar hooks with vocalists Gabe Haskall and Rory Phillips' throaty, punk delivery of surprisingly sweet lyrics (the best mix my high school boyfriend ever gave me included The Impossibles' "Oh Angelina": "I would keep your fears a secret / Give my strengths up for your weakness / You will finish what I start / I'll give my faith if you have my heart.")
Get your official Impossibles jersey ready and don't miss this one-time-only chance to catch one of Austin's best bands. They'll be joined on June 9 by Adam and the Bullshark, Dan Keyes (formerly of Recover) and Oh Look Out.
You can grab a ticket for $15 at the bands new website, theimpossiblesreturn.com.
Let's take a trip down memory lane with some vintage live tracks:
"Never Say Goodbye"