Supporting local bands is something that can bring you a special feeling when you see them grow their fame.

Imagine the feeling of experiencing rock bands that are from El Paso before they hit stardom?

That feeling has got to be the best especially when you're waiting to see them at bigger venues than how you originally remember seeing them.

There is something special about being able to flashback and reminisce about past shows from El Paso bands, that most people will never be able to experience.

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I wish I could be one of those people who can be able to say they saw The Mars Volta, At the Drive-In, or Sparta before becoming popular.

I am just fortunate that I have been able to catch a couple of them in concert.

The two bands I have seen in concert that are from El Paso are Sparta and At the Drive-In. The Mars Volta is one of the bands I have not been able to check off my concert bucket list still to this day.

Some of us were stoked after seeing somewhat of a tease on The Mars Volta's Instagram page earlier this year. The Mars Volta had released La Realidad de Los Sueños which came as a huge surprise for fans around the world.

I seriously am hoping The Mars Volta plans to reunite in the future and surprise their fans with a tour. I can only hope to see The Mars Volta in concert sometime soon since they are an El Paso band I need to fully experience live.

The last time I saw At the Drive-In was May 6, 2017, at the County Coliseum which I was happy to cross that band off my list. As for Sparta, my first time seeing that band was on November 20, which was an outdoor concert downtown. Share which band you still haven't seen in concert that originated in El Paso in the poll below.

Check Out the Best-Selling Album From the Year You Graduated High School

Do you remember the top album from the year you graduated high school? Stacker analyzed Billboard data to determine just that, looking at the best-selling album from every year going all the way back to 1956. Sales data is included only from 1992 onward when Nielsen's SoundScan began gathering computerized figures.

Going in chronological order from 1956 to 2020, we present the best-selling album from the year you graduated high school.

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