Star Theater Downtown
Fri Feb 8, 9 pm 21+
Le Butcherettes need to be seen to be believed. On record, Teri Gender Bender and her cohorts resemble a hard rock band in possession of grit and talent, but there's not always a ton that'll make them leap from the speakers and grab you by the neck. Onstage, it's a different story. Gender Bender (born Teresa Suarez) becomes an emotional firehose, adding a confrontational theatrical element that doesn't always sit well with the crowds of bros who make up the fanbase of the bands that Le Butcherettes have opened for (Faith No More, Queens of the Stone Age). In past performances, Gender Bender's drenched her '50s housewife costume in blood and brought pieces of raw meat onstage. While these over-the-top shock-rock moves may have receded, the band's power and Gender Bender's undeniable passion make Le Butcherettes a force to reckon with.