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Event Archive - Loveless: A Night of Shoegaze Vinyl with: Pitchbender

Wed. November 12th 2014 Copper Owl (No Minors)
The next instalment of our weekly Records & Cocktails night is this Wednesday, with a focus on Shoegaze. Let's get nostalgic together.

My Bloody Valentine, Jesus & Mary Chain, Slowdive, Cocteau Twins, Medicine, Ringo Deathstarr, Swervedriver and more!

"Shoegazing (also known as shoegaze) is a subgenre of alternative rock that emerged from the United Kingdom in the late 1980s by bands such as Lush, Slowdive and Ride. It lasted there until the mid-1990s, with a critical pinnacle reached from 1990–91 and a new zenith achieved again from resurgence in the early 2010s. The British music press—particularly NME and Melody Maker—named this style "shoegazing" because the musicians in these bands stood still during live performances in a detached, introspective, non-confrontational state, hence the idea that they were gazing at their shoes.[1][2] The heavy use of effects pedals also contributed to the image of performers looking down at their feet during concerts.

The shoegazing sound is typified by significant use of guitar effects, and indistinguishable vocal melodies that blend into the creative noise of the guitars.[1] A general description given to shoegazing and other affiliated bands in London in the early 1990s was The Scene That Celebrates Itself. In the early 1990s, shoegazing groups were pushed aside by the American grunge movement and early Britpop acts such as Suede, forcing the relatively unknown bands to break up or reinvent their style altogether.[1] In the 2000s, there was renewed interest in the genre among "nu gaze" bands." - Wikipedia


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