Noise pop storms the Ogden
Sleigh Bells brought to Denver their rowdy, raucous and, above all, effing loud live show Saturday night, loosening the fixtures and stunning the staff at the Ogden with their unique blend of girl pop and nasty guitar metal.
Singer Alexis Krauss, a former teen pop star, and guitarist Derek Miller, previously of the hardcore act Poison The Well, cut a remarkably unified, dark and scary figure as the took the stage (very late) to Black Sabbath's "Iron Man." They quickly burned through "Tell 'Em," "Infinity Guitars" and "Rill Rill," driving the near-capacity crowd into a near-mosh pit as fierce as any the venue has seen in a while. Krauss was a force of nature throughout, veering from orgasmic moans to hardcore bellows, often in the same song.
Middle act Neon Indian proved why they are among the leaders of the disco punk trend, belting out synthy dance rock that had even the haters' heads bobbing. — Matt Farley, Metromix