Fri Oct 12, 9 pm 21+
Recommended by Ciara Dolan
Led by guitarist Kevin Shields, in the 1980s and ’90s, My Bloody Valentine helped lay the groundwork for the shoegaze genre, fishing for melodies from deep ponds of dissonant white noise. The Irish rock band dissolved in 1997, reunited in 2007, and released their long-awaited third studio album MBV (a follow-up to 1991’s beloved Loveless) in 2013. With talk of an EP and fourth LP in the works, My Bloody Valentine has debuted a couple of new songs at recent shows. Their current tour is their first in five years, and that hiatus from the stage is likely what caused Portland fans to buy up all the tickets to this Roseland show—you never know how long MBV will keep you waiting.