Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Sleigh Bells and Doldrums

I had the pleasure of photographing Sleigh Bells' latest Chicago show at the Metro a couple weeks ago. I've seen them a handful of times and absolutely love their live act - it's loud, energetic, fun, sexy and interactive. Singer Alexis Krauss is a natural entertainer - her nonstop dancing keeps the crowd captivated - while Derek Miller handles their trademark screeching, soaring guitar riffs. The addition of a drummer and another guitarist have further amped up and rounded out Sleigh Bells' sound in concert. Doldrums kicked off the night and they appear to have gone through some personnel changes since the last time I photographed them (at Schubas in April). However, the changes seem to be working for them because they played a nice opening set. More of my photos from the evening can be found over at the Metro's facebook page.


 Sleigh Bells (Alexis Krauss)

Derek Miller 

Derek stage diving 

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