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Sunday, Apr. 30, 2017, 8:00pm – Will Rogers Stage
Indie Rock, Shoegaze, Dream Pop

Gauzy streaks of pure noise, slurry guitars, and drifting vocals land Slowdive firmly in the realm of shoegaze, an underground style that lathered itself into a peak in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. UK quintet Slowdive flourished in this garage rock era with their hazy, narcotic sound and incandescent longing. Borders between vocals and instrumentation vanish in a velvet cloud of reverb, creating a beautiful noise out of distortion and strange dreams. It’s the musical version of an Impressionist painting.

Why the Music Matters: One of the most important and original shoegaze bands, Slowdive’s sonic endowment echoes widely across the pop culture landscape. Smashing Pumpkins, Nine Inch Nails, and Radiohead wouldn’t exist as we know them without shoegaze. In January 2017, Slowdive delighted fans by releasing their first track in 22 years, “Star Roving.”

Sounds a Little Like: My Bloody Valentine, Mazzy Star, Cocteau Twins

– Shilo Urban, Fort Worth Magazine

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