In the history of alternative music there have been a few artists who garnered little attention when they were active but who have subsequently been recognised as pioneers and who have massively influenced future bands.
One such is The Velvet Underground. Another is Slint from Louisville Kentucky. Their 2nd and last album Spiderland is a genuine classic and virtually spawned the post-rock / math-rock movements. Countless imitators have never been able to capture the magic of that album, it still spooks me to listen to it now more than 20 years after its release. Rachel Devine of The List (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_List_(magazine)) called Spiderland "arguably the most disproportionately influential [album] in music history"
Anyway, I'm in danger of becoming repetitive on this site, but this is my 3rd must see gig I've put on here in recent weeks. The band have not played together since 2007 and they have hinted at the possibility of new material this time around, which would be the icing on the cake. Whatever, I'm sure it will be a memorable evening.
Slint are playing at this years final All Tomorrows Parties Festival and then are doing just 2 more gigs in Manchester and London. Ill be going to the London one. Its at the Forum near Kentish Town tube station.
Will have to stay overnight in London, will try to book cheap B&B near venue. If anyone is interested in coming with me then we can sort that out nearer the time.
Link to buy tickets
More info on band: