This week only, CJMP presents a special program during Bad Karen’s Everyday Is Like Sunday (EDILS) Friday, 5PM-7PM starring programmers David Parkinson (The Unending Subtleties of River Power Fri 3PM-5PM) and Kamandi (Cowbell Radio Fri 7-PM-8PM).
It’s a long-awaited and much-anticipated Shoegazer Special! Both David and Kamadi will have their own solo programs as well on either side of this 5-7PM slot. Don’t miss it!
Shoegazing (also known as shoegaze) is a subgenre of alternative rock that emerged from the United Kingdom in the late 1980s. It lasted there until the mid 1990s, with a critical zenith reached in 1990 and 1991. The British music press—particularly NME and Melody Maker—named this style shoegazing because the musicians in these bands stood relatively still during live performances in a detached, introspective, non-confrontational state, hence the idea that they were gazing at their shoes. The heavy use of effects pedals also contributed to the image of performers looking down at their feet during concerts.
The shoegazing sound is typified by significant use of guitar effects, and indistinguishable vocal melodies that blend into the creative noise of the guitars. […] Recent times have seen a renewed interest in the genre among “nu-gaze” bands.