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October 22, 2012

Sleigh Bells to headline fall show

Indie noisepop duo Sleigh Bells will headline the Major Activities Board (MAB) fall show on Nov. 3 at 8 p.m., according to Chair and fourth-year Lyndsey McKenna.

The Board hopes that Sleigh Bells will appeal to a diverse crowd, following on the heels of last year’s headlining act Matt & Kim. “One of the things we based it off of was that Matt & Kim was a good show. We were able to sell out,” McKenna said. “[Sleigh Bells] has a lot of electronic influences [among others]. Their live shows are just phenomenal.”

Sleigh Bells also has been gaining in popularity it seems, according to McKenna, after a summer of festival gigs, a Saturday Night Live appearance, and a current national tour. Because of their widespread appeal and growing visibility, McKenna said they were MAB’s top choice since planning began the week after Summer Breeze.

“Sleigh Bells were our top act and we really thought that they would be an appropriate, engaging, and just exciting act,” she said. “When it comes down to it, we had other options in mind, but as backup.”

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