Le Butcherettes

Le Butcherettes

Kiss Me Deadly, Cereal Banter

Thu · March 30, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Grog Shop

$12.00 - $15.00

Le Butcherettes
Le Butcherettes
Teri Gender Bender – Vocals, Keys, Guitars
Jamie Aaron Aux – Bass
Chris Common – Drums

The garage-punk Le Butcherettes are like the brilliant offspring of surrealist Luis Buñuel and intrepid rock icon PJ Harvey. Led by 25-year-old vocalist/guitarist/pianist Teri Gender Bender (a recent transplant to El Paso, TX from Guadalajara, Mexico), Le Butcherettes' songs and wildly cathartic live shows have often drawn comparisons to Karen O, Patti Smith, Bikini Kill, and many other female-fronted rock groups, but there's a theatricality to Le Butcherettes that brings a further reaching sense of mystery and imagery to the band.

This electric live show has led to extensive tours with legendary artists such as The Flaming Lips, The Mars Volta, Iggy Pop & the Stooges, Faith No More, The Melvins, Jane's Addiction, The Deftones, Queens of the Stone Age, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Dead Weather and The Melvins, along with appearances at Coachella, Lollapalooza, Corona Capital Festival, Fun Fun Fun Fest, and Sonar Festival.

Despite the relentless tour schedule, Le Butcherettes have released a steady stream of critically acclaimed music. Their debut EP, Kiss & Kill, in 2009 was nominated for "Best New Artist" and "Best Punk Record" awards at Mexico's Indie-O Awards, while their second full-length Cry Is For the Flies (2014, Ipecac Recordings) won the award for "Best Punk/Garage" in 2015. Omar Rodriguez-Lopez (At The Drive In, The Mars Volta, Bosnian Rainbows) has produced all three Le Butcherettes full-length albums to date. You can hear guest appearances from Iggy Pop ("LA UVA"), Garbage's Shirley Manson ("Shame, You're All I've Got Left"), and Henry Rollins ("Moment of Guilt") across the band's discography.

Le Butcherettes released their third full-length album, A Raw Youth, on Ipecac Recordings in the fall of 2015. They are currently on tour with At The Drive In and will continue to tour on this album through 2016 with new music in the works.
Kiss Me Deadly
Kiss Me Deadly
Kiss Me Deadly represents the coming together of four individuals for the sole purpose of making music. style aside, the songs created by this group suggest one underlying principle: music as an end unto itself. A distinctly honest and dedicated band, Kiss Me Deadly hopes to retain its freedom of sound and integrity of action for as long as it exists.

Asthetics are a different question altogether. Kiss Me Deadly blends together a variety of punk and indie stylings. Lyrics range from social commentary to personal narrative and everything in between. Each song is a work of individual standing and thoughtfulness, and although at times finding a link between different tracks may seem difficult, a binding undercurrent of restrained energy, focused into bursts of chaos and emotion runs constant all throughout their song writing. Kiss Me Deadly tries to bring forth this release in the their live shows as an example of the simple desire to immerse themselves in their sets, as well as the audience too.

Direct comparisons can be drawn to bands such as Fugazi (in as much as every post-punk band springs off of their sound), the rawness of Indian Summer, the electronic side of the Firebird Band, and perhaps an overall edge reminiscent of the D.C. scene. Although there exists an extreme difficulty in pinning down specific comparisons to other groups, Kiss Me Deadly draws influence and inspiration from King Crimson and the Who as much as U2 and Daft Punk. Similarly, they have shared bills with bands such as rockets red glare, rainer maria, the lapse, kolya, moment, the frenetics, atom and his package, pinback, the gloria record, helen of troy, i am the resurrection, the constantines, three penny opera, and the convocation of. At this time, the only prerequisite for a show is an open-minded crowd and a p.a.

Kiss Me Deadly's debut full length, Travel Light, represents a snapshot in time, captured and developed to be the best example of the diversity and genre-bending Kiss Me Deadly hope to acheive.
Cereal Banter
Cereal Banter
Venue Information:
The Grog Shop
2785 Euclid Heights Blvd
Cleveland, OH, 44106
http://grogshop.gs/