Converse City Carnage featuring Sleigh Bells
Rye Rye, Jel, Mr. Dream
Sat, July 21, 2012
Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:15 pm
Hudson River Park's Pier 63
New York, NY
This event is all ages
Although this is a free show, you must have a physical ticket in order to enter the venue. Physical tickets can be ordered for free via Ticketmaster. 2 ticket limit per person.
Standing Room Only
Rain or Shine
There will also be a limited amount of physical tickets available at the following Converse retail stores as of June 22nd at 12:000 PM EST. All tickets are subject to availability.
Converse SOHO 560 Broadway New York, NY 10012
Converse GARDEN STATE Westfield Garden State Plaza Mall 1 Garden State Plaza Paramus, NJ 07652 http://www.bowerypresents.com/event/134451/
Sleigh Bells' unique sound is likely the result of Miller and Krauss's contrasting musical backgrounds; Miller was formerly the guitarist for the post-hardcore band Poison the Well and Krauss was a member of the teen pop group RubyBlue as a teenager. After steadily gaining popularity throughout 2009, Sleigh Bells signed to M.I.A.'s label N.E.E.T. in Spring 2010.
In 2010, Sleigh Bells released their debut full-length album entitled Treats. The album's immediate popularity and the band's reputation as an energetic live act have helped solidify the duo's widespread popularity. Amidst blown-out drum beats, fuzzed guitars and synth-pop sensibilities, Krauss balances each song with a voice that is both forceful and elegant. After playing Pitchfork's summer music festival, Sleigh Bells set out on their North American tour in July 2010.
Rye Ryes debut single "Shake It To The Ground" assisted by DJ Blagstarr has received global attention, resulting with 1,000,000 youtube video views, the backing of Hollywood blogger extraordinaire Perez Hilton, a feature on MTV U.S.A News and currently in the UK the video is on MTV Base/ MTV2 / MTV dance. Rye Rye is a protégé of British/Sri Lankan femcee M.I.A, whom were both on the live explosive uberactive Kala tour, along with rapping on M.I.A s recent hit "Paper Planes" she also performed with her on the David Letterman show U.S.A.
This teen sensation is at the helm of a movement that is already encouraging people to look out of the old school hip-hop box! Mentioned in April 08 in the No.2 spot in NMEs: " The Future 50 bands, artists and innovators driving music forward" alongside M.I.A, The Cool Kids, Santogold, and airplay support from Radio 1s Rob Da Bank, Rye Rye is a new force to watch out for.
"Rye Rye, people like this are making eccentric solo fem-punk the most exciting post-new rave proposition" –NME, The Future 50. April 2008.
"Rye Rye has developed her own style and people are loving what she is bringing to music" – M.I.A (music artist)
"Incredible, look her up on you tube, she does some bonkers dancing" - Rob Da Bank, Radio 1
Hudson River Park's Pier 63
W. 23rd St & 11th Ave
New York, NY, 10011