Sleigh Bells / CSS
with Bosco Delrey
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 8:00 PM CDT
(7:00 PM Doors)
The Cannery Ballroom, Nashville, TN
18 years and over
It's a meet-cute moment worthy of a rom-com: 28-year-old ex-hardcore musician is making music by day, waiting tables by night. He's been searching for a singer to deliver the noisy, bass-thudding pop-songs he's been programming, and, one day, fate walks in the door. It's a 24-year-old school teacher out to dinner with her mother. At some point of the evening, he mentions that he's looking for a singer, and the mother volunteers her daughter. Match made.
That's the back-story of Brooklynite duo Sleigh Bells, the pairing of vocalist Alexis Krauss with beatmaker Derek Miller, formerly the guitarist of Floridian hardcore dudes Poison the Well. The music they make is elemental in its simplicity: she coos, caterwauls, and wails, he hammers his Akai Beatstation until it's bleeding. Sleigh Bells are a band of rhythm, noise, and energy.