Sleigh Bells in June? Yes, At The Mercury Ballroom

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Jun 092014

Brooklyn noise pop duo Sleigh Bells will make a non-Christmas stop at the Mercury Ballroom on June 13, with Yvette opening. Both members of this duo had performance experience before joining forces; guitarist Derek Miller played in the hardcore band Poison The Well and Alexis Krauss sang in a teen pop group. Miller left the hardcore group to follow his own muse, writing songs while doing assorted day gigs, including waiting tables and tending bar. He was looking for a female vocalist when he met Krauss, who was pursuing a Rhodes Scholarship at the time. After a bit of consideration, they joined forces and started recording, getting the attention of various major media right away, including The New York Times, Pitchfork and Britain’s The Guardian. They’ve released three studio albums, the last being 2013’s Bitter Rivals.
Spin Magazine’s David Marchese wrote this: “‘The first album was Derek’s,’ says Krauss. ‘This album has my R&B and pop influence. It’s more melodic.’ Her hands flutter as she speaks. ‘It’s also more personal. I was able to plug into the narrative.’
I ask them what the narrative is. Krauss says darkness and light. Miller says nothing and keeps playing.”

They’ll have road band backing them up. Tickets are $18.50 Ticket + $4.50 fees.

Take a look at the official video for “Bitter Rivals”:


10th Anniversary Forecastle Festival Lineup Announced

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Feb 292012

All the music blogs in town have been all over this:
Forecastle Festival X Lineup:
My Morning Jacket
Girl Talk
Andrew Bird
Sleigh Bells
Neko Case
Flying Lotus
Beach House
The Head and the Heart
Stax! Soul Revue
Dr. Dog
Deer Tick
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires
Beats Antique
Real Estate
Justin Townes Earle
Washed Out
Walk The Moon
Dean Wareham Plays Galaxie 500
Wye Oak
Atlas Sound
Fruit Bats
Ben Sollee
Orchestre Poly-Rythmo
JEFF the Brotherhood
The Features
Mike Doughty
Zion I
Sleeper Agent
Floating Action
Wick-It The Instigator
James Vincent McMorrow
Wax Fang
Daniel Martin Moore
King’s Daughters & Sons
Cheyenne Marie Mize
The Ravenna Colt
Rachel Grimes
Nerves Junior
Scarlet Smile
Lydia Burrell

For tickets, go to