Mentioned in my blog earlier today the Le Butcherettes SXSW gig at the Dirty Dog was one of my standout gigs of the entire festival. They're a band I've been listening to for a little while and I'd been eager to see play live based on reviews of previous shows which sounded reminiscent of early Yeah Yeah Yeah gigs – chaotic, loud, full of energy and never knowing what'll come next.
The band has recently changed line up, Jonathan Hischke of Hella on bass and Gabe Serbian of The Locust on drums joining front woman Teri Gender Bender. And what a front woman Teri Gender Bender is! Clad in a blood stained butchers apron covering a 1950s style dress Teri charges across the stage alternating between playing keys and guitar and with a voice Kathleen Hanna could only dream of.
Throughout the entire gig Teri stares at the audience with a look in her eyes that'd scare many a grown man and on numerous occasions leaping off of the stage without a care of who she takes down with her. Hardly pausing for breath the 30 minute set felt as though it was over in mere seconds.
If you get a chance to see Le Butcherettes play live please, please go. You may end up with bruises, you'll possibly be shaking for days afterwards and you'll definitely have an experience you'll not forget in a while!
Le Butcherettes debut album, Sin Sin Sin, is out in May and Henry Don't Got Love is the first track off the album.