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Slowdive, Cherry Glazerr

  • Barrymore 2090 Atwood Avenue Madison, WI, 53704 United States (map)

Slowdive, the co-progenitors of the dreamy, effects-heavy "shoegaze" style of music that was so prevalent in 1990s indie rock, broke up in 1995 but kicked off a productive reunion in 2014. The UK band's new, eponymous album—and first since their odd, experimental release Pygmalion in 1995—was released in May of this year on Dead Oceans. Slowdive the album is decidedly more pop in the style of 1993's Souvlaki and less ambient-oriented than Pygmalion, and benefits a ton from the contributions of sound engineer Chris Coady, who has an extensive résumé of engineering shoegaze/dream-pop/indie rock acts. Still, given how much they depend on manipulation and distortion, Slowdive's live set here is bound to sound so much dreamier than anything recorded music can approximate. The catchy, noisy outfit Cherry Glazerr, who played in Madison early this year, open this show. —Chali Pittman

Earlier Event: November 3
SLUGish Ensemble
Later Event: November 4
Richard Goode