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All Points West Wet 2009 In Photos

When APW presented its inaugural festival last year, we weren’t alone in taking issue with the experience: lack of food options, a fair but generally recycled undercard which played more like “a bunch of bands opening for Radiohead,” an extremely restricted/overpriced drink situation designed to keep people sober and make them feel uncomfortable by boozing… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 3, 2009 - 9:47 am

New Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions – “Blanchard”

Mazzy Star are still together and close to finishing their fourth record, but since 1996’s Among My Swan vocalist Hope Sandoval has been productive on her own, releasing an album with the Warm Inventions in 2001, and another now in 2009, along with a host of contributions to artists you love (Air, Chem Bros, Jesu… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 8, 2009 - 4:54 pm

Coachella 2009: Cure, MBV, Antony Assault The Sound System

Surprise, it wasn’t My Bloody Valentine’s 15-minute aural assault “You Made Me Realise” that caused Sunday’s biggest audio mishap. Organizers cut the speakers during the Cure’s “Fire In Cairo” (two songs into a third encore) only to watch the band play three more songs before the power was killed completely, forcing Robert & Co. to… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 20, 2009 - 3:29 pm

All Points West 2009 Lineup Brings My Bloody Valentine, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Tim & Eric

Last year Goldenvoice brought the last thing this country needed more of (music festivals) to the last part of the country that needed it. Most local live music lovers don’t travel across country to, say, Coachella, because they know the lineup will be playing somewhere in Manhattan or Brooklyn within weeks anyway. So the Goldenvoice… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 30, 2009 - 10:12 am

Coachella 2009 Line-Up

This big announce was supposed to come days ago, and of course people (us) freaked that it didn’t. But as Goldenvoice President Paul Tollett put it, “We’re not stalling, we’re still working on the show. Everything we do is in service of the show, not in service of the announcement of the show.” Whether they… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 30, 2009 - 9:39 am

20 Great Concerts From 2008

I’m not the only one at Stereogum who goes out to see live music, but I’m the one who goes out to see the most live music. And then I’m the one who sits around anally cataloging and indexing it in photos and words, and then recataloging it in list form at year-end. To that… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 28, 2008 - 2:10 pm

Kevin Shields Speaks To The NY Times, Has Plans For New MBV Albums

When not talking to fans or blowing-out eardrums at ATP, MBV mastermind Kevin Shields sat down and gave a rare interview to the Times. His details about the early days are fascinating, but more exciting? “I realized that all that stuff I was doing in 1996 and 1997 was a lot better than I thought.”… More »

By: brandon / September 23, 2008 - 6:24 pm

All Tomorrow’s Parties NY: My Bloody Valentine Reunion – Photos, Video

Kevin Shields was to ATP what King Khan was to Pitchfork Festival, minus the costume changes: In all seriousness, though, we spotted the My Bloody Valentine front man everywhere during our weekend at Kutsher’s, whether posing for photos with adoring fans, checking bands, or just wandering the grounds. We got so used to seeing street-clothe… More »

By: brandon / September 22, 2008 - 4:13 am

Gone All Tomorrow’s Partyin’

Sorry to have to do this, and also very psyched to have to do this: Scott, Brandon, and I are piling into a rental car in a few minutes, making the trek from Brooklyn to Monticello to join the welcome wagon for My Bloody Valentine’s first US show in 16 years, at ATP NY thi… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 19, 2008 - 12:17 pm

MBV Play “To Here Knows When” Live, Go Digital

It’s difficult not to get cynical about the influx of nostalgia/money-driven reunion tours and reunion records, but if anyone’s doing it gracefully and still feels vital and relevant in the process, it’s My Bloody Valentine. When I was knee-high to a grasshopper, I was lucky enough to catch MBV on their 1992 Loveless tour with… More »

By: brandon / August 27, 2008 - 9:46 am

My Bloody Valentine’s First Show In 16 Years

“Welcome to our rehearsal. The real gigs start next week,” Kevin Shields told a 350-strong sold-out crowd at London’s ICA tonight. Little consolation to folks who bought tickets to next Friday’s Roundhouse show thinking it would be the shoegaze heroes’ very first performance in 16 years. C’est la vie. By all accounts (okay, one account)… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 13, 2008 - 8:23 pm

Good Luck Getting Tickets To My Bloody Valentine’s Two Rehearsal Shows This Weekend

Get psyched. Just over 40 years ago it was the summer of love. This weekend we “warm up” for the summer of Loveless. OK well “we” here in NYC are already 90º-in-the-shade warm, but My Bloody Valentine are taking two nights this weekend in London to get in shape for their hotly anticipated reunion tour. More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 10, 2008 - 12:02 pm

My Bloody Valentine Announces Full(er) Tour

As mentioned previously, My Bloody Valentine are returning to the US of A for their first show in 16 years when they touch down in Monticello, New York to curate a jam-packed edition of All Tomorrow’s Parties with Polvo, Built To Spill, Shellac, Tortoise, and other bands we listened to a lot before we had… More »

By: brandon / May 6, 2008 - 2:07 pm

My Bloody Valentine Finally Coming Back To The States, Curating Quite A Party

16 years! It’s been a long time to wait. For some of you it’s probably been a lifetime. All that ends this fall, though, confirmed via tonight’s news that’s caused music bloggers countrywide to faint face first into their keyboards: My Bloody Valentine will curate a New York edition of the estimable All Tomorrow’s Partie… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 22, 2008 - 11:41 pm

Judas Priest And Slayer Join MBV, Radiohead, Jay-Z, And Neil Young At Roskilde ’08

Brandon can attest, last year’s Roskilde was a glorious mud bath. We’re guessing it can’t rain as much this time around, but even if it does, the lineup’s intriguing enough that if you can find a way to get to Denmark in early July, you should definitely attend (the actual dates are 7/3-7/6). Maybe we’re… More »

By: brandon / April 17, 2008 - 10:50 am

My Bloody Valentine Playing Shows In ’08

Lace up your gazing shoes: Last week we got excited about the possibility of a My Bloody Valentine reunion, but only had an Ian Svenonious interview with Kevin Shields backing us up. Well, now we have some actual tour dates.ATP Concerts are very proud to present my bloody valentine who will return to play i… More »

By: Stereogum / November 15, 2007 - 12:01 pm


Never can tell when these sorts of things will actually materialize, but Kevin Shields told ex-Sassy kingpin and NOU dude Ian Svenonious that My Bloody Valentine’s getting back together, has already been shoe-gazing in the studio for the first time since ’95, and could release some new material within the year. And, hey, who would… More »

By: Stereogum / November 7, 2007 - 5:27 pm

Japancakes Cover My Bloody Valentine

The experimental, instrumental Athens, GA outfit Japancakes are putting out two albums this year, one of which tickles us as lovers of covers: Loveless, the band’s tribute to the seminal MBV LP everyone loves to namecheck on their all-time top five list. Pretty ambitious, JCakes! Also, may be worth adding a word or two to… More »

By: Stereogum / September 20, 2007 - 3:34 pm

“My Bloody Valentine Were A Joke”

Hey have you heard? Shoegaze has “become hip again”! And Guardian’s got a big ol’ feature on it, identifying Deerhunter and Asobi Seksu among others as the “nu-gazers” responsible for the resurgence — and asking “why now?”

Worthy topic, sure, but it’s the quotes that count, and in speaking with those responsible for… More »

By: Stereogum / July 27, 2007 - 6:27 pm

More Reunion Talk

We left a bunch (more like a ton) of important names off our list of re-formed bands we think should record new material. Sebadoh, The Smashing Pumpkins, J&M Chain, Crowded House — yes, yes, yes, yes. And the list goes on. With so many reunions in progress, it?s hard to believe any band could resist… More »

By: Stereogum / March 16, 2007 - 12:24 pm