The wait is over. After over two decades of relative silence, My Bloody Valentine have not only come out with a new album but are also touring again.

The critically acclaimed MBV is an experimental tour de force, exploring deep guitar textures, distortion, and rich vocal melodies that make 1991’s Loveless look like just a warm-up record. The Irish alt. rockers first formed MBV three decades ago and have gone on to help shape the future of post-punk as well as carve out an entire galaxy in the contemporary rock universe that seemingly no other band can touch.

The legendary quartet are set to hit SF this Friday at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.

MBV’s current set-up is one of dizzying lighting and video along with their signature loud tunes, which refuse to mellow with age. Though you may love to relive those iconic songs that defined your youth, your ears may not be so gracious to hear “Only Shallow” and “All I Need” at deafening levels. Bring earplugs. Seriously.

What: My Bloody Valentine Plays the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
When: Friday, August 23; doors: 8pm
Where: Bill Graham Civic Auditorium: 99 Grove St.
Cost: $45 for general admission

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Always in motion. April Siese writes about music, takes photos at shows, and even helps put them on behind the scenes as a stagehand. She's written everything from hard news to beauty features, as well as fiction and poetry. She most definitely likes pie.

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