Derek Miller

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    Sleigh Bells at First Avenue 11/02/12

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    Sleigh Bells' Alexis Krauss on the fans, pressure, and adding another guitar

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Sleigh Bells/CSS at First Avenue, 5/19/11

    ​Hearing about what a band is like is never as good as seeing them live. The rest of this review could be filled with what CSS sounds like, looks like, etc. (and, of course, some of this review will be)...and it won't do justice to what the live show was like. Brazil's CSS (Cansei de Ser Sexy--"go ... More >>

  • Music

    March 23, 2011

    SXSW 2011: Five nights in Austin

    Highlights from Gimme Noise's recent trek to the festival

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    MTVu Woodie Awards descend on Austin for SXSW

    Photo by Andrea Swensson​There'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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Sandbox Theatre's Heather Stone talks collaboration

    Photo by Matthew GloverDerek Miller, Heather Stone, and Wade Vaughn at Sandbox rehearsal​This weekend Sandbox Theatre will open their latest collaborative production, unspeakable things: the Wandrei brothers project, about Donald and Howard Wandrei, two St. Paul brothers who wrote science fiction ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    Sleigh Bells at the Triple Rock, 10/25/10

    Photos by Erik Hess​Sleigh 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 >>

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    October 20, 2010
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    October 13, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    Sleigh Bells' Alexis Krauss talks origins and M.I.A.

    Brooklyn buzz band's sultry singer previews tonight's show with Yeasayer at First Avenue

  • Arts

    November 7, 2007
  • News

    August 9, 2006

    The Show Must Go On... and On... and On

    Not Reviewed Here: Another 140 Fringe Plays. Sorry.

  • Arts

    May 31, 2006

    Boys Will Be Boys

    The worst birthday party ever—almost 40 years later

  • Arts

    March 8, 2006

    The Office

    Uncovering the beastly side of the nine-to-five

  • Arts

    August 25, 2004


    Millie's imperfect perfection; Emma's windy speeches