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LA Weekly has an amazing slideshow of photos from the Sold Out Los Angeles show of Iggy & The Stooges and Le Butcherettes at the Palladium on December 1, 2011.  CLICK TO SEE ALL PHOTOS

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Before The Stooges made their entrance, the Palladium and its drink lines were swarming with L.A.’s leather clad elite. Openers Le Butcherettes were quickly able to capitalize.

It didn’t take long for the trio to capture the attention of the then-near-capacity crowd, thanks in no small part to frontwoman Teri Gender Bender. The petite powerhouse (and dead ringer for The Craft-era Fairuza Balk) appeared in signature punk regalia — stockings, a dollish dress, and an apron covered in blood. She busted some twisted dance moves — high kicks, arm flails, and one purposefully disastrous handstand — and went all sinister operatic on “Dress Off.”

She also danced with and serenaded the top half of a male mannequin. The mix of chaotic theatrics and punky noise rock worked wonders, and likely gained these three youngsters new fans in the process.