Alexis Krauss customarily sheds several spandex-based layers while onstage with her pulverizingly loud Brooklyn electro-rock duo, Sleigh Bells, but the effect is not remotely erotic; instead, it's like a professional killer trying not to get any of your blood on her clothing. The violently effervescent crowd this particular Tuesday evening is too riled up to be titillated, packed into Ridgewood Masonic Temple, a new Todd P. spot out in Bushwick that, despite the intensity of tonight's entertainment, is miraculously still standing. Allow me to type the words "pulverizingly loud" again. Krauss used to be a schoolteacher; her cohort, guitarist and producer Derek Miller, used to be in Floridian post-hardcore band Poison the Well.... More >>>