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Road Trippin’: 25 shows across New England you need to see before Labor Day

While we agree that kicking back in a shady backyard with a plate of barbecue, a cooler of cold brews, and some good tunes spinning on the iPod deck is one hell of a way to while away a lazy summer afternoon, we'd like to suggest that you get a bit more
Sounds of summer
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  June 08, 2012

Sleigh Bells | Reign of Terror

At least three unrelated people we know responded to Treats, the 2010 opening salvo from this Brooklynian pop duo, with statements like, "It's drum loops that took five minutes to write, cock-rock guitars, a singer who usually sounds like she's parodyin
Mom + Pop (2012)
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  February 24, 2012

Madonna, Sleigh Bells, Rick Ross, Lana Del Rey, and Grimes highlight early 2012 releases; plus, a concert sampler

There's nothing particularly apocalyptic about the releases thus far slated for 2012: perhaps this is the way that the music world melts down, with a whimper rather than a bang, right?
Winter forecast
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 30, 2011

Coachella builds a sweaty buzz over three days in the California desert

Coachella builds a sweaty buzz over three days in the California desert
Tough acts to follow
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  April 22, 2011

Top 10 records of 2010

2010 was full of riches: plenty of terrific albums came down the pike. There are more pop and rock discs I want to make note of, and maybe I'll do so next week if there's room after listing the year's Top 10 jazz titles.
From button-down brainiacs to primal chic
By JIM MACNIE  |  December 24, 2010

Guest lists 2010: Phoenix critics weigh in on the year in music

What consensus?
What consensus?
By PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 24, 2010

The Nightly News Playlist [Tuesday – 11/9]

Vampire Weekend – Holiday Ra Ra Riot – Boy The Ting Tings – Hands Local Natives – Wide Eyes Cee Lo Green - F*** You...
By Paul Driscoll  |  November 10, 2010

Cobra-Matics x 3

Hit the Box on North Main Street for a good one FRIDAY (the 10th), led by THE JESSE MINUTE and SIX STAR GENERAL , plus THE MOOD , and NEW IDEA SOCIETY ; $5 at the door, call 401.331.8545.
Plus, the Stone Soup Folk Fest
Sleigh Bells at the Met

Sleigh Bells at the Met

I heard the soundcheck of a recent Sleigh Bells gig and, oh yeah, that shit was booming big-time. The Brooklyn duo have a way of...
By webteam  |  September 07, 2010

Die Antwoord brings the ruckus to Royale

Believe the hype. While we really don’t want to get too ahead of ourselves, last night at Royale Die Antwoord put on maybe the best...
By Michael Marotta  |  July 23, 2010

Talking sonics with Sleigh Bells

Note: Sleigh Bells performs Thursday July 22 at Royale with Die Antwoord. Check the accompanying feature on the South African rap sensation here. Let's face...
By Daniel Brockman  |  July 21, 2010

Die Antwoord at Royale

Die Antwoord at Royale

Photo: CLAYTON CUBITT In Internet phenom Die Antwoord's video for "Enter the Ninja," a half-clothed, possibly albino chick sings about being a butterfly, a man...
By webteam  |  July 14, 2010
Romping through neon pyramids with M.I.A., Die Antwoord, and Sleigh Bells: The Creators Project launch party

Romping through neon pyramids with M.I.A., Die Antwoord, and Sleigh Bells: The Creators Project launch party

Click here for more photos from M.I.A.'s Creators Project showLike most people who listen to music a lot, I get easily fatigued hearing people verbally...
By Daniel Brockman  |  July 02, 2010

Full Album Leak: Listen to the new Sleigh Bells album, Treats

The intra-office opinion gap on SLEIGH BELLS is already nearing fistfight levels of acrimony -- half of us are in love with the singer, and...
By Carly Carioli  |  May 11, 2010

Photos: Yeasayer and Sleigh Bells

Photos of Yeasayer and Sleigh Bells on tour.
Yeasayer and Sleigh Bells, live at the Paradise Rock Club, May 3, 2010
By P. NICK CURRAN  |  May 07, 2010
Video, photos, review: Yeasayer and Sleigh Bells at the Paradise

Video, photos, review: Yeasayer and Sleigh Bells at the Paradise

10 MORE PHOTOS: Yeasayer + Sleigh Bells at the Paradise, May 3, 2010Drunk at Pitchfork’s Saturday-night South By Southwest showcase last March, I coaxed SLEIGH...
By P. Nick Curran  |  May 06, 2010


Contemporary heart

Music is really just a form of time, so it makes sense that our many musics represent the many different ways we wrangle with this irritatingly linear mortal coil.
Yeasayer and Sleigh Bells open the present
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  April 30, 2010

The big (moving) picture: SXSW 2010 in HD video

Videos of Freelance Whales, Le Loup, Sleigh Bells, and more.
Freelance Whales, Sleigh Bells, Vivian Girls, Japandroids and more
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  March 26, 2010

SXSW 2010: Lost in Austin

I can’t resolve an obsession with a sound until I find it live.
Two bikes, four chords, and the truth
By P. NICK CURRAN  |  March 26, 2010

SXSW 2010: The band who wasn't there

This past Saturday around noon, about a dozen of us were cracking our first Lone Stars of the day at Peckerheads, one of scores of dimly daylit venues lining Austin’s teeming Sixth Street.
Beach Fossils, Tanlines, Best Coast, and a wave of minimalism at SXSW
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  March 26, 2010

SXSW 2010 (Saturday): Sleigh Bells and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony

Photos of Sleigh Bells and Bone Thugs-and-Harmony, live at SXSW 2010, March 20, 2010
At Levis Fader Fort on March 20, 2010
By P. NICK CURRAN  |  March 26, 2010

Best of SXSW 2010: Broken Bells, Sleigh Bells. Any more bells?

SLEIGH BELLS + Saturday, March 20 at Fader FortOur videographer P. Nick Curran was lucky enough to catch it on video: right up there is...
By Carly Carioli  |  March 23, 2010

SXSW 2010 (video): Sleigh Bells – Crown on the Ground

Sleigh Bells perform “Crown on the Ground” at the Levis/Fader Fort. OMGZ.
By P. Nick Curran  |  March 22, 2010


Don't be so shocked if the coming week brings with it not just a stretch of balmier weather but also a palpable decrease in the douche point. That's because the vast majority of the music industry has up and JetBlued 2000 miles south to Austin for SXSW
The Phoenix heads from Boston to Austin
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  March 12, 2010