The seminal shoegaze makers are back. Bring earplugs
My Bloody ValentineHammerstein Ballroom (311 West 34th Street, Manhattan, New York, NY) Map it $56
If you're ears (and wallet) are up for it, My Bloody Valentine is in town to play two shows at Hammerstein Ballroom. The founding fathers of shoegaze, Kevin Shields and gang birthed the band in Dublin, Ireland in 1983. After a string of EPs and two studio albums (Isn't Anything (1988) and Loveless (1991)) the band split in 1997 only to reform in 2007. Flash-forward to 2013, and the seminal group's din can be heard on a new record, mbv, the release of which sent a flurry of fans to their site, causing it to crash. For the next two nights, their loud textured sound is expected to send many ears a ringing. Dumb Numbers, Australian songwriter Adam Harding's musical project involving a rotating cast of Lou Barlow (Sebadoh), Dale Crover (Melvins), Murph (Dinosaur Jr.), Bobb Bruno (Best Coast) and more, open Monday's show. And, Zachary Cole Smith's DIIV open the second night.