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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

What to Do Tonight: Sleigh Bells

Posted By on Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 8:00 AM

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The Brooklyn-based Sleigh Bells thrust your body into a rhythmic shuffle so strong that every measure feels like a kick to the gut. The male-female duo’s debut album, Treats, is more tricky than sweet, with distortion cranked up to ear-shattering levels. Songs like “Crown on the Ground” combine Derek Miller’s fiery, fuzzed-out guitar blasts with Alexis Krauss’ lax half-spoken, half-sung vocals and intense, lashing beats. They sound a lot like M.I.A., so it’s no surprise that she’s a big fan. Two months ago, Sleigh Bells opened for Yeasayer at the Grog Shop; this time, they’re headlining. At this rate, they’ll be playing an even bigger venue next time. So you might want to see them now. Sleigh Bells, with Nerve City and Po Po, play the Grog Shop at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 the day of the show. Call 216-321-5588 or go to—Danielle Sills

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