Sleigh Bells have made the most of their penchant for excess. Mixing rap beats pushed so far into the red that you probably checked your speakers for damage with metal guitar shredding and vocals that shouted and cooed in equal measure, the duo sounded like some righteous party where the cheerleaders hooked up with the headbangers. Now it sounds like they've swapped the beer for, um, ADD medication. Sleigh Bells returned this year with Reign of Terror, which took everything special about the band and stuffed it into a smaller box — resulting in songs that retained the fun but had new focus. Maybe we'll get lucky and see they've put the same effort into their live show. With Araabmuzik. 18+.
Fri., Nov. 2, 8 p.m., 2012
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