My Bloody Valentine was bringing their unique brand of music to NYC once again and while we were not on “official duty” in terms of documentation or photography, our own Skeleton Pete Parrella found himself pressed up against the barricade at the Roseland Ballroom and decided to let us know what the show was like. If you scroll past the logo below you will be able to enjoy these deep views on the show which help educate you on what you missed if you didn’t attend.
Artist: My Bloody Valentine
Venue: Roseland Ballroom (New York, NY)
Opener: The Lilys
Label: Creation Records
My Bloody Valentine’s aesthetic has always been taking beautiful chords and ethereal melodies and crushing them to bits under the weigh of a Gibraltar’s worth of sonic distortion, pitch-bending and volume; a little game to see what emerges after obliterating a butterfly with a Howitzer. The continued allure of the band’s meager recorded output of nearly 20 years ago is that the outcome of that obliteration is a thing of beauty in it’s own right. On September 23, 2008 the crowd attending the second sold out show at New York City’s Roseland Ballroom got to experience what that musical experimentation feels like live and in person in full uncompromising assault mode.
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