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Local noise-pop duo Sleigh Bells released their third full-length, Bitter Rivals, last month, and their tour in support of it brings them home for two appearances at Terminal 5 this weekend. Tickets still remain to see them on Saturday, but if you don’t already have tickets for Friday’s show, try to Grow a Pair of them from The House List. It’s easy. Just fill out the form below, making sure to include your full name, e-mail address, which show you’re trying to win tickets to (Sleigh Bells, 11/22) and a brief message explaining why you, of all people, deserve to go for FREE. Eddie Bruiser, who relishes the fact that he gets to make this decision, will notify the winner by Friday. Good luck.
(All proceeds from this show go to the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City in support of hurricane-relief efforts.)
Tonight! Tonight! Tonight! The Bowery Presents Live goes all the way live. That’s right: We’ll be streaming Sleigh Bells live from Terminal 5 starting at 10:30 p.m. EST. They’ll be playing stuff from their first album and from Reign of Terror, which comes out next Tuesday. The show is sold out but you’ll still be able to watch it from anywhere you’ve got Internet access. See you tonight.
It’s a big week for Sleigh Bells. In addition to having a new album, Reign of Terror, out next Tuesday, they’ll be the musical guest on Saturday Night Live one night after playing Terminal 5 on 2/17. That show is the first to be live-streamed by The Bowery Presents Live, broadcasting live to the world at 10:30 p.m. EST—and we’re giving away two tickets. But on top of all that the Brooklyn duo has curated a cool list of videos for you to check out. So do so, and while you’re at it, you may as well subscribe to The Bowery Presents Live. See you on Friday night.
Sleigh Bells have a new album, Reign of Terror, out next week, and they play Terminal 5 on Friday. Although the show is sold out, you’ll still be able to watch because it’s The Bowery Presents Live’s first live-streamed show. But if that’s still not enough for you and you just have to be there in person, try to Grow a Pair of tickets from The House List. Just fill out the form below, being sure to include your full name, e-mail address, which show you’re trying to win tickets to (Sleigh Bells, 2/17) and a brief message explaining why you deserve to start your three-day weekend with a night of free music. Eddie Bruiser, a three-day-weekend connoisseur, will notify the winner by Friday. Good luck.
The Bowery Presents’ newest venue is online, youtube.com/thebowerypresents. If you’re looking for live-streaming shows and intimate performances and interviews from big-name bands and the next big things, subscribe to The Bowery Presents Live. We’ll live-stream one show each month, starting with Brooklyn’s Sleigh Bells, live from Terminal 5 on Friday, 2/17, at 10:30 p.m. EST. Although the show is sold out, you won’t be left out because you can watch it as it happens on The Bowery Presents Live. But you don’t have to wait until Friday to check out bands like the Antlers, Caveman, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and Alabama Shakes because they’re playing our newest venue right now.
M.I.A., born Maya Arulpragasam, is a talented and controversial, singer, songwriter, rapper, producer, fashion designer and visual artist. She was born in London, but moved around as a child. In the U.S., her career really took off with the smash hit “Paper Planes,” off her second album. The former Bed-Stuy resident now lives in Brentwood, Calif., outside L.A., with her husband and son. But despite residing in the suburbs, this music superstar is no less outspoken. And with the release of her third disc, Maya, M.I.A. (above, playing “Born Free” on Late Show with David Letterman) makes her only scheduled U.S. appearance this Saturday at the South Island Field at Governors Island. As part of the HardNYC event, Die Antwoord, Skream, Benga, Rye Rye, Sleigh Bells, Theophilus London, Borgore, Destructo, 12th Planet, Nguzunguzu and Ninjasonik will also be performing.
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Yeasayer – Webster Hall – May 4, 2010
Warm weather is steadily settling upon the city. As the humidity rises and the days lengthen, a change in moods and minds is present on the faces of those around. Whether you gauge it from sunglasses or smiles, energy bounds from the upcoming season. And, for Yeasayer, a band that reflects this infectious spirit, a Tuesday night in early May was the perfect time to return home.
Nearly three months since their last show at The Bowery Ballroom, Brooklyn’s own Yeasayer continues to tour on the heels of their second studio album, Odd Blood. This time at Webster Hall, Seagulls and the up-and-coming duo Sleigh Bells opened. The combination of these two bands drew an impressive crowd, packing the venue early in the night. Sleigh Bells played the majority of their blog-lauded headbangers. As Chris Keating of Yeasayer pointed out, industry types attended to scout out the duo, and to their end, Sleigh Bells delivered on the blown-out beats of “Tell ’Em” and “Crown on the Ground.”
Though it is admittedly difficult to follow an act like Sleigh Bells, Yeasayer’s headlining set was expertly designed and executed. The core members—Keating on keyboard and vocals, Anand Wilder on guitars, keyboards and vocals and Ira Wolf Tuton on bass guitar and backing vocals—performed center stage with the help of two percussionists. Among such new songs as “The Children” and “I Remember,” the group also mixed in “2080” and “Sunrise,” singles from their previous album, All Hours Cymbals. Later, Webster Hall’s hanging disco ball spun along with Odd Blood’s danciest track, “O.N.E.” The lights shimmered over an appreciative crowd, mirroring the glow of Yeasayer’s joyous music. No longer must we “Wait for the Summer.” —Jared Levy
HardNYC’s all-star lineup is set for M.I.A.’s show at Governors Island on July 24th. Rounding out the day will be Die Antwoord, Skream, Benga, Rye Rye, Sleigh Bells, Theophilus London, Borgore, Destructo, 12th Planet, Nguzunguzu and Ninjasonik. You won’t want to miss this full day of music and fun!
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Going to an outdoor concert in NYC in the summer is pretty cool. And this year, you can check out music in a new environment because Governors Island is no longer just reserved for bike rides and picnics. So head to the South Island Field at Governors Island on Saturday, July 24th for a full night of music beneath the stars. You’ll have the chance to see M.I.A., Sleigh Bells, 12th Planet, Destructo, Nguzunguzu, Borgore and a host of others as part of another great HARDNYC event. This is one of those events that makes New York City unique—don’t miss it!