There's nothing quite like the sheer ferocity of good old-fashioned garage punk, and girl duo Le Butcherettes are devotees to that tradition. Originally from Guadalajara, Mexico, the band made its entrance to the music world in early 2010 as the opening act for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Mexican shows—but that was just the beginning. The summer of 2011 brought a nationwide tour alongside The Deftones and The Dillinger Escape Plan, a debut at Lollapalooza, and their first major studio release, the hard-driving Sin Sin Sin. Now, a year later, they're playing independent shows and working on a new album for release in late 2012.
Le Butcherettes shows serve up punk as it was intended: not just a sound, but an experience. Frontwoman Teresa Suarez (or Teri Gender Bender, as she's better known) is famous for her intense, even violent performances—she crowd-surfs, writhes on the floor, and bangs her head like it's going out of style. Teri Gender Bender once said that music was about feeling alive. And if the energy behind her performances is any indication, she takes that assertion very, very seriously.