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20 Watts Video: Sleigh Bells @ Spark Art Place (INTERVIEW!) by tjwell01
April 9, 2010, 3:59 pm
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PREVIEW: Sleigh Bells’ MySpace

[EDITOR’S NOTE ON THE INTERVIEW: Derek Miller of Sleigh Bells did work on M.I.A.’s upcoming album–its not the other way around. PLEASE IGNORE THAT PART OF THE INTERVIEW!!]

It’s been less than a year since Sleigh Bells broke out at last summer’s CMJ Festival, and the hype keeps getting bigger. Spark Art Place in Syracuse, NY doesn’t get much more smaller or more obscure for such a big indie band, but it didn’t matter. The bodies in the crowd exploded as Alexis Krauss and Derek Miller pumped their shoes into ground, rattling the small art gallery till the dry paint on the walls began to crumble on Thursday. It took no longer than the second song for the guys in the crowd to start flying in the air and throwing elbows. It was sweaty, dirty and raw–just how the band likes it. Sleigh Bells live is a high-powered, emotional, full bodied experience Syracuse won’t soon forget.

Props to Mouth’s Cradle for setting the tone, as the band celebrated their first show since releasing their debut LP, The Next Big Thing. Kevin Hegedus and Brandon Linn rocked the red suit jackets and flourished under the spotlight with fun DJ jams and witty rhymes.

–Jett Wells

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6 Comments

Crazy show. Video does it pretty good justice, but you just can’t imagine the energy in that room. Stage diving off sub-woofers, moshing, sweat, noise. The works.

Can’t wait for next year…

Comment by O, Morning

Loved the show. Absolutely insane. SO glad Syracuse kids can be wild at concerts.

Comment by tjwell01

Yo.. I’m the large guy whose hat she takes off and wears while she is singing LOL

I was also with the group that got on the roof ha. I did a write up on SickDamage.com with some pictures

http://sickdamage.com/2010/04/10/sleigh-bells-recap-post/

Comment by mcdeathbear

great show
but whoever wrote this is has horrible grammar and is definitely not that intelligent lol
then again ive heard 20 watts sort of sucks

Comment by Sam

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