Sleigh Bells With Araabmuzik First Avenue, Minneapolis Friday, November 2, 2012 On Friday night, to a teeming First Avenue mainroom, Sleigh Bells raised a proverbial toast: to Minneapolis, to the pride of a second album and -- most importantly -- to anyone anywhere who's irritatingly endured a subp ... More >>
If popular indie music were a respectable black-tie affair, then Sleigh Bells are the guests who start shattering glasses...on purpose. Since fate joined New Yorkers Alexis Krauss and Derek Miller together musically in 2008, they've developed a sound that's truly their own. It's angry, earsplitting ... More >>
Photo by Andrea SwenssonThere's nary a music-related (or even tangentially music industry-related) corporation who hasn't jumped on board this week's SXSW festival, so it's no surprise that MTV lept at the opportunity to smash their MTVu Woodie Awards in between all the other myriad events happen ... More >>
Photos by Erik HessSleigh Bells, Pictureplane and SundellesOctober 25, 2010Triple Rock Social Club, MinneapolisNoise-pop duo Alexis Krauss and Derek Miller of Sleigh Bells have been the buzz of conversations ever since their demo EP was released in 2009. And if the sold-out show at Triple Rock wa ... More >>
Photos by Jon BehmSleigh BellsIt's always thrilling to see a new star in the ascendancy. At their most satisfying, such people are brash, even reckless, in winning over an audience -- or, better yet, they simply bend people to their will, confident in the belief that they deserve to be heard and ... More >>
Brooklyn buzz band's sultry singer previews tonight's show with Yeasayer at First Avenue
A freelancer's diary from the SXSW music festival, with notes on how to stay sane amidst the persistent chaos.