There’s a genuine mystique and allure about British alt-rock band Ride. Formed in Oxford in ’88, they put out four beloved albums through the ’90s, from Nowhere at the start of the decade to Tarantula in ’96. The debut is a record that the likes of Rolling Stone and Pitchfork have heralded as a “masterpiece” and they’re right — it’s a dreamy slice of hypnotic shoegaze indie rock. The following Going Blank Again and Carnival of Light were similarly brilliant. After Tarantula though, the band split, with frontman and guitarist Andy Bell joining Oasis as bassist for ten years. Still, Ride sporadically got back together and, in 2017, released Weather Diaries to generally good reviews. This year’s This is Not a Safe Place is similarly great, and the set in L.A. will hopefully mix the old with the new.

Ride plays The Spirit of the Beehive at 8 p.m. on Monday, October 14 at the Teragram; then at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16 at the Observatory

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