The day Sleigh Bells released Treats—the debut album that collected, improved, and added to the handful of floating MySpace tracks that had earned the band a cult following—they played a packed show at Ridgewood Masonic Temple and threw themselves across the stage and an inflatable shark into the crowd. Even with only hours to prepare, most in attendance seemed to have already learned the songs, even if they were too busying moshing to bother to sing. Tonight, days before the release of Treats follow-up Reign of Terror, the duo will attempt to bring the same atmosphere, along with more of that increasingly large following, to Terminal 5. With Wet Witch and Black Bananas.
Fri., Feb. 17, 9 p.m., 2012
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on February 15, 2012