Sleigh Bells, a band that writes elements of shiny, slick pop into the dark, experimental pages of the Velvet Underground cookbook, have a captivating balance that’s both inviting and aggressive. And they walk that line well, taking their noise-pop structure places that is somewhere between a Top-40 radio-ready single and a stormy, indie whirlwind. Ambitious, energetic and clever, Sleigh Bells is capable of moving in many different directions, but always in a cool and calculated way.
Saturday, March 18Mercury Ballroom
9 p.m. | $25