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Hip Local News…Sleigh Bells @ the Norva Theater

I saw that The Norva added Sleigh Bells to their concert line-up on Saturday Oct 6th. Tickets are $20 (+ fees) in advance. (They are also playing The National Theater in Richmond the next day, Oct 7th)

I’m not really familiar with Sleigh Bells. The most I’ve heard them is when they were on SNL last year, and they didn’t seem like ‘my-cup-of-tea’. They kind of remind me of the ’90s band Curve ( and maybe Garbage).

I wasn’t even going to add them to the Local Calendar until I saw them listed in this article in LAweekly.com called The 20 Worst Hipster Bands.

Here’s what LAweekly has to say about them:

#18. Sleigh Bells

Remember in 2010, when we all lost our collective minds over these guys, with their iPod beats, garage-metal guitars and schoolyard-chant vocals? It was, like, the most original sound ever! Then the second album came out and everyone was more like, “Huh. Actually, this kinda sounds like shit.” Also, Alexis Krauss started wearing her own band merch at shows, which you’re really only allowed to do if you’re Morrissey.

-Andy Hermann

The LAweekly article is funny as hell, but I don’t agree with most of the bands on the list. I mean…they have Bon Iver as the #1 worst band! Everyone knows they’re awesome.

So I think Sleigh Bells being on the list of the Worst Bands makes them kind of hip. I’d even be willing to go check them out (if someone can hook me up with a guest pass (plus one?)) Email me for contact info.

Bon Iver on SNL last night!

Hope you were able to catch Bon Iver on Saturday Night Live last night. Unfortunately I missed it due to being heavily sedated and overly comfortable. Also…I’m an ‘Oldster’.Anyway, I went to my trusty stand-by…youtube. It seems NBC doesn’t like it’s shows on there and has them pulled off. I was able to find the link that is posted above, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it gets pulled soon. Sorry for the big white ads across the bottom… You can go to nbc.com to see the full videos, I just can’t post them here…

Lana Del Rey on SNL

Did you catch ‘internet sensation’ Lana Del Rey on SNL this past Saturday? It seems her performance is being bashed pretty hard. I thought it was OK. I’m not really familiar with her work, so I didn’t have a reference to compare it to. I definitely think she’s a hipster.

I just remembered there’s a free download of her single ‘Born to Die’ still available on iTunes. So you may want to get that.

I heard at the end of the show that on Saturday Feb 4th, Bon Iver is the musical guest. REALLY looking forward to that. If you’re not familiar with Bon Iver, you really owe it to yourself to check it out!