Le Butcherettes @ DC9 Washington DC April 13 2016

I had to pull some strings to get into this show. By the time I decided to attend it was sold out! Luckily, a friend of mine who lives in LA is connected to the band. I explained to her that I wanted to go but, “the show in DC was sold out”. The next day I received an email from their tour manager detailing I was granted a press pass and a +1. Things did get off to a little bit of a rough start. I forgot my phone at home! Hence I wasn’t able to get any photos. However, I did a little web surfing and found some great footage from the DC performance (see video below). As soon as I entered the building my anxiety of not having my phone subsided. I have to admit, it was nice to be present and enjoy the performance instead of constantly checking it or thinking of the next “cool” photo to post to Instagram.

Le Butcherettes is a Mexican garage punk band formed in 2007 in Guadalajara by Teri Gender Bender. I knew very little about the band or the music until this show. I quickly learned how powerful this musician was. Teri Gender Bender orchestrates a deep dark powerful sound. When watching you can see the intensity she issues to make this musically theatrical exhibition. Having made a name for themselves not only with powerful music and message but accompanying that with wearing butcher aprons with fake blood on it. We weren’t privy to viewing bloody apron costume however the band wore red slacks and button down dress shits and Teri came with a red feathered dress.  Opening their set with a song that had grumbling synth riff then exploded into a punk rock masterpiece. I really appreciated how some songs Terri Gender Bender would play a synth and some she’d be strumming a guitar. I highly recommend that you catch them when they tour your city.

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