On Sunday at the Detroit Bar, one of music's most quietly influential genres takes a bow in two distinctly different ways. Shoegaze, the messy blur of beautifully distorted guitar overdrive, was initially typified by bands such as Slowdive, Lush and, most famously, My Bloody Valentine, whose sonic experiments codified the style by default rather than intent. Opening act Film School combines that approach with an equal love for aural forebears such as the Chameleons and the Church, and their hybrid has resulted in some excellent releases in recent years. Plan to get there... More >>>
Ulrich Schnauss: Bliss charming man. Photo courtesy of Ulrich Schnauss.