Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sleigh Bells @ The Pageant (10/28/2012)




Opener
  • AraabMuzik... I caught the last 20 minutes of his set (which ran at least 10 minutes over), which was way more than enough to be glad that I was not there for the first half.  Unlistenable.

Setlist
  • Of the combined 22 songs on their 2 albums so far, I think they played 18 or 19.  I know that there were a couple from "Treats" that were absent, and I'm not sure about one or two from "Reign of Terror".
  • However...neither album, nor any of their songs, is terribly long, so their performance was not either.  They started around 9:50 (20 minutes late, despite not having much equipment to set up) and finished about an hour later.  They skipped the break before the encore in order to finish before the curfew.

Stage 
  • The setup was centered around two racks of six massive Marshall speakers.  Pretty appropriate if you know their sound.
  • They also had some strobe lights, LED racks, and bulb arrays.

Observations
  • They've picked up another guitarist - there were 3 people on stage.  I'm guessing (and Wikipedia seems to confirm) this is just a touring thing.
  • There were a couple of songs where Alexis was alone on stage with just the backing track.  I don't think there were any like that when I saw them at Firebird a couple of years ago.
  • At the end of the last song Alexis threw her shoes into the crowd.  One landed next to us, and Galen picked it up.  After a couple of attempts he found someone to give it way to.

High/low-lights
  • After seeing it live, "Leader of the Pack" may be my new favorite song from "Reign of Terror"

Rating: 4.2/5

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