Since their debut album Sin Sin Sin came out this year, L.A./Guadalajara garage rock band Le Butcherettes have been carving a niche for themselves on stages north and south of the border. Line-ups shift with this band but tempestuous frontwoman Teri Gender Bender (AKA Teresa Suaréz) is always front and center. In our exclusive live video with Le Butcherettes we captured her confrontational performance in New York City’s intimate Dominion NY.
Mars Volta founder Omar Rodriguez-Lopez (who signed Le Butcherettes to his label) played bass, joined by Lia Braswell on drums, while Ms. Gender Bender channeled fearsome rock-eras from Patti Smith to Karen O. while peppering her lyrics with literary references. It was a Dia de Los Muertos to remember.
To see the singer and guitar player in a different light, check out our exclusive photo shoot and read the interview, “Cut It Up & Eat It: The Bloody Soul of Le Butcherettes.”