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Shoegazing is a style of rock that emerged from the United Kingdom in the late 1980s. It lasted until the mid 1990s, peaking circa 1990 to 1993.

The British music press (notably NME and Melody Maker) called this genre “shoegazing” because the musicians in these bands often maintained a motionless performing style, standing on stage and staring down at their effects pedals while playing their instruments (hence, the idea that they were gazing at their shoes). The shoegazing sound featured extensive use of guitar effects, and indistinguishable vocal melodies that blended into the creative noise of the guitars. Few shoegazers were dynamic performers or interesting interviewees, which prevented them from breaking through into markets in the United States. A lump description given to shoegaze bands in London in the early 1990s was “The Scene That Celebrates Itself.” In the 1990s, shoegaze groups were pushed aside by the likes of American and , forcing bands to breakup or evolve into a different style. Recent times have seen a renewed interest in the genre, among so-called “/” bands.

See also: the Shoegaze discussion group on Last.fm.

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Saturday 28 March 2015
Toro y Moi
Vinyl WilliamsConcert
The Independent
San Francisco CA, United States
37.775529 -122.437757

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Swervedriver
Gateway DrugsConcert
The Sinclair
Cambridge, MA, Boston, United States
42.373966 -71.121272

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This Will Destroy You
Cymbals Eat GuitarsConcert
Marquis Theater
Denver CO, United States
39.753375 -104.992521

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Craft Spells
The Bilinda ButchersConcert
Neumos
Seattle WA, United States
47.613897 -122.319556

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No Joy
Landing, GroomsConcert
The Space
Hamden, CT, United States
41.353124 -72.924297

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The fin.Concert Bootleg Hifi
Los Angeles, CA, United States
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