Avant-pop act with Jersey shore roots to slay the House of Blues Saturday.
“It’ll be fun since it’s in New Jersey,” Krauss says. “It’s just down from where I’m from. The shore is a very important place for me. I guess that’s just the way it is wherever you’re from. There is no place like the Jersey shore. It’s a comforting place for me. I go back whenever I get the chance to visit my mom and dad.”
Her father Joel Krauss is an Asbury Park-based musician. Her mother Karen Pallagrosi resides in Bradley Beach.
“Fortunately, it’s so close,” Krauss adds. “Whenever we’re not on the road, which is where we normally are, I come back home. I love the Jersey shore.”
Expect a fiery set from Sleigh Bells, thanks in large part to Krauss, who was electric during the band’s South By Southwest showcase in Austin two months ago.
“We had a great time in Austin,” Krauss says. “South By Southwest is always fun. It’s just a great environment. Who couldn’t have fun there? We had fun when we were playing and when we weren’t playing.”
Krauss, who stalked the stage like a leopard, commanded the crowd’s attention. The sultry singer made like it was the 1990s by crowd surfing.
“I like to have fun when I’m up there,” Krauss says. “I love to perform. I’m just not going to stand there. I’m going to do something.”
Krauss is a provocateur in the manner in which she performs and through her sense of style.
“I don’t go over the top with what I wear but I do try to make a statement when I’m out there,” Krauss says. “But I don’t try to think about what I wear too much. I like to be practical but have fun with it too.”
Expect Krauss and Miller to craft envelope-pushing music for years to come.
“We really enjoy working with each other. We have this connection. I think we have a really good future ahead of us.”
When: Saturday, May 12, 9pm
Where: House of Blues at Showboat, Atlantic City.
How Much: $27.50, $37.50 and $42.50
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