The rampantly raved-about garage-punk trio Le Butcherettes have been added to the Lollapalooza lineup on August 5th in Chicago as well as support spots with Queens of the Stone Age on the West Coast the week prior. Additionally, the band will headline the L.A. date of this month’s Sargent House Presents triple bill of Le Butcherettes, Tera Melos and Adebisi Shank that also hits San Francisco (see promo video). European festival shows follow in August. (Complete dates below).
Teri Gender Bender — a recent transplant to L.A. from Guadalajara, Mexico — gives Le Butcherettes a brazen intensity and playful, hook-laden simplicity that hacks to pieces all forms of pretension and excess. Upon relocating to Los Angeles in late 2010, Teri recruited renowned drummer Gabe Serbian (The Locust) and bassist Jonathan Hischke (Hella, Broken Bells) to round out the lineup.
The band’s songs and wildly cathartic live shows often draw comparisons to Karen O, Patti Smith Bikini Kill and 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.
Le Butcherettes’ full length debut, Sin Sin Sin was produced by Omar Rodriguez Lopez, who also plays bass on all of the album’s tracks, and issued the album May 10th, 2011 on Rodriguez Lopez Productions via Sargent House.
LE BUTCHERETTES LIVE:
06/27 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour #
06/29 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall #
07/23 Las Vegas, NV @ Cosmopolitan Hotel +
07/25 Pomona, CA @ The Fox Theater +
07/26 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst +
07/28 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater +
08/05 Chicago, IL @ Grant Park, Lollapalooza
08/19 Parades de Coura, Portugal @ Parades de Coura Festival
08/21 Biddinghuizen, Netherlands @ Lowlands Festival
* w/ Deftones and The Dillinger Escape Plan
# w/ Tera Melos and Adebisi Shank
+ w/ Queens of the Stone Age
(Photo Credit: Robin Laananen)