Did the great ’90s shoegazers finally run their residual bank balances dry this year? After decades of inaction, several of the genre’s biggest bands have reunited, reclaiming festival headliner slots and dropping lots of new music. Following My Bloody Valentine’s first new record in more than 20 years, the lesser-known but highly adored London five-piece Slowdive reemerged this spring for its first North American tour since 1994. The band is certainly showing signs of age: According to the group’s newly created website (yep, it’s been that long), some members had to relearn their instruments—guitarist Neil Halstead’s stint in a country-tinged, Jack Johnson–affiliated project kept him away from any electric instruments, and Nick Chappen hadn’t touched a bass in nearly two decades. While its members may be scraping off the rust, Slowdive has a few new tricks—better singing, courtesy of years of additional practice, and new pedal tones, courtesy of advancements in pedal tech—but won’t stray far from previous records’ hits. Of course, nothing’s set in stone: The band has said it’s mulling a new album, too. Oct. 22 at 9:30 Club. Sold out.