I JUST realized, I never wrote about the concert I attended on November 22, 2013. I compiled some of my thoughts, but I never went through with actually posting – whoops!
Anyways, my roommate and I saw Sleigh Bells at Terminal 5, and it was pretty awesome.
When we got there, we were a little overwhelmed by the number of minors that were there, but then we quickly got over it. I’ve never been to a venue like Terminal 5 that let in under-21 youths, but once I got over it, and realized that I can’t give EVERYONE a dirty look, I moved to the bar. We got ourselves a couple drinks, then we went into the sea of people for Sleigh Bell’s opening act, Danny Brown (apparently we missed the opening opening act, Doldrums, but I’m not heart broken about it).
First of all, I had never heard of Danny Brown, but he was a lot of fun. He was vulgar, and not the type of music that I normally listen to, but I enjoyed the experience. He seemed to have a large following which I found to be interesting. After Googling/YouTubing him, I found that I would never had heard of his music because it doesn’t play on a country music or pop station (probably because they’d have to bleep out ever other word), but if he opened for another band, I would do some research so I can bounce along with the music.
Finally, after what seemed like forever, Sleigh Bells came out. They put on an amazing show. Here’s the set list:
- Comeback Kid
- Tiger Kit
- Crown on the Ground*
- Bitter Rivals
- Love Sick
- True Shred Guitar
- Born to Lose
- You Don’t Get Me Twice
- Riot Rhythm
- Infinity Guitars
- Young Legends
- Sing Like a Wire
- A/B Machines
(* = my favorite songs that I recommend you take a listen to, especially ‘Demons’, I basically freaked out and danced like a crazy person)
First of all, they have so much energy and it pumped us up like you wouldn’t believe. The instrumentals (aka the bass) was out of control. They completely shred it, and I didn’t mind that I was deaf all night and most of the next day. You could also tell that they were really cool people. They would have little conversations with the crowd and they seemed to be really enjoying themselves.
If you have a chance to see Sleigh Bells in concert, go for the experience alone. I started listening to them once HBO‘s GIRLS played “Infinity Guitar” as an opening to one of their episodes, and then I heard the same song as the opener to the movie Bachelorette (a must-see movie for any 20-something) and I started doing my research (you’ve probably heard their song “Rill Rill” on a technology commercial as well). I love listening to them. I work out to them at the gym and they keep me pumped the entire time. SEE THEM ASAP.
With that being said, I leave you with my favorite song, “Demons”: