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Omar Rodriguez Lopez Group with Deantoni Parks and Featuring Teri of Le Butcherettes European, US & Japan Tour Starts Tonight
Omar Rodriguez Lopez group with Deantoni Parks and special guest Teresa Suarez aka Teri Gender Bender of Le Butcherettes on Vocals for all the shows will be touring together in the EU as well as some US dates including Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin . More shows will be added in Australia and on the East Coast of the USA. Stay tuned.
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ORLG TOUR 2012
Aug 30, 2012 - Antwerp, BE @ Trix
Aug 31, 2012 - Paris, FR @ Le Nouveau Casino
Sep 1, 2012 - Zürich, CH @ Rote Fabrik
Sep 2, 2012 - Lucerne, CH @ Schuur
Sep 3, 2012 - Vienna, AT @ Szene Wien
Sep 4, 2012 - Munich, DE@ 59:1
Sep 5, 2012 - Wiesbaden, DE @ Schlachthof
Sep 6, 2012 - Cologne, DE @ Luxor
Sep 7, 2012 - Schorndorf, DE @ Club Manufaktur
Sep 9, 2012 - Dortmund, DE @ FZW
Sep 10, 2012 - Berlin, DE @ Magnet
Sep 12, 2012 - Helsinki, FI @ Tavastia
Sep 14, 2012 - Stockholm, SE @ Strand
Sep 15, 2012 - Oslo, N0 @ Blå
Sep 16, 2012 - Malmö, SE @ KB
Sep 17, 2012 - Aarhus, DK @ Voxhall
Sep 18, 2012 - Copenhagen, DK@ Loppen
Sep 20, 2012 - Hannover, DE @ Musikzentrum
Sep 21, 2012 - Hamburg, DE @ Reeperbahn Festival
Sep 22, 2012 - Heidelberg, DE @ Karlstorbahnhof
Sep 23, 2012 - Groningen, NL @ Vera !!
Sep 24, 2012 - Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg Oude Zaal !!
Sep 26, 2012 - Brighton, UK@ The Haunt
Sep 27, 2012 - Manchester, UK @ The Deaf Institute !!
Sep 28, 2012 - Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
Sep 29, 2012 - Leeds, UK @ The Cockpit
Sep 30, 2012 - Glasgow, UK @ Stereo !!
Oct 01, 2012 - Galway, IE @ Roisin Dubh !!
Oct 02, 2012 - Dublin, IE @ Button Factory !!
Oct 03, 2012 - London, UK @ The Garage !!
Oct 05, 2012 - Moscow, RU @ Milk Moscow
Oct 06, 2012 - St Petersburg, RU @ Glav Club
Oct 07, 2012 - Kiev, Ukraine @ Green Theater
!! w/ MONO/POLY opening
Oct 19, 2012 - Seattle, WA @ City Arts Festival / The Triple Door #
Oct 20, 2012 - Portland, OR @ Star Theater #
Oct 23, 2012 - Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s #
Oct 24, 2012 - Oakland, CA @ The New Parish #
Oct 25, 2012 - Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour - SOLD OUT #
Oct 26, 2012 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory #
Oct 27, 2012 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones #
Oct 28, 2012 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah #
Oct 31, 2012 - Riverside, CA @ The Barn at UC Riverside #
# Crypts opening
Nov 02, 2012- Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
Nov 05, 2012 - Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
Dec 07, 2012 - Osaka, @Akaso
Dec 08, 2012 - Tokyo @ Liquid Room
Omar Rodriguez Lopez Featuring Teri of Le Butcherettes Drops some Octopus Kool Aid
Octopus Kool Aid is an album that was completed in Feb 2011 and sat in the wild strawberries vault until its SURPRISE! release today on July 24, 2012. This is the first ORL album that features vocals by Teri Gender Bender of Le Butcherettes and we assure you it’s not going to be the last… wait until you hear what’s coming.
Don’t miss them all together on tour either. TOUR DATES HERE
Drink Up. CD or DIGITAL
All music written and arranged by Omar Rodriguez Lopez
Lyrics and vocal melodies by Teri Gender Bender
Engineered by: Omar Rodriguez Lopez, Marcel Rodriguez Lopez and Jon Debaun
Mixed by Jon Debaun
Mastered by Pete Lyman
Omar Rodriguez Lopez : Sequences, Loops, Synths, Rhodes ,Bass, Guitar.
Teri Gender Bender: Vocals
Live & programmed Drums by Marcel Rodriguez Lopez
Artwork by : Sonny Kay
Management by Cathy Pellow / Sargent House
Le Butcherettes Announce Tour Dates with The Mars Volta - Europe 2012
Le Butcherettes will be playing with The Mars Volta on ten shows overseas. We will also be adding a few of their own shows on the off days, so stay tuned for announcements on those. And yes, Omar Rodriguez Lopez will be pulling double duty playing bass in Le Butcherettes then guitar in The Mars Volta. Hardest working guy I know.
THE MARS VOLTA With Special Guests LE BUTCHERETTES
June 11 - Tel Aviv, Israel @ Hangar 11
June 14 - Lisbon, Portugal @ Coliseu dos Recreios
June 17 - Toulouse, France @ Le Bikini
June 20 - Milan, Italy @ Magazzini Generali
June 24 - Cologne, Germany @ E-Werk
June 26 - Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique
June 27 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
July 04 - Luxembourg, Luxembourg @ Rockhal
July 05 - Berlin, Germany @ Huxleys
July 15 - London, UK @ HMV Forum
SEE ALL SHOWS & DETAILS - LE BUTCHERETTES
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EL Paso Times 2 Live Reviews of Neon Desert Festival Say: Le Butcherettes Are Standouts
“…there were some notable exceptions. Mexico’s Teri “Gender Bender” Suarez, theatrical front woman of the tuneful power punk trio Le Butcherettes, gave the standout performance of the day. It’s not hard to see why audiences at this year’s Coachella and last year’s Lollapalooza festivals took a shine to her.
Backed by the steady drumming of Lia Braswell and strong, rhythmic bass work of the aforementioned Omar Rodriguez Lopez (looking and sounding better than he did when At the Drive-In) played here in April), Suarez spewed out personal cries for justice, respect, equality and dignity, be it from a lover or macho society.
Suarez, who performs in dresses symbolic of gender repression, looked like a young, female version of AC/DC’s Angus Young crossed with prototypical punker Iggy Pop. She stomped, prowled and lurked around the too-small Miller Lite stage during a hot, sweaty, hour-long set in 97-degree heat.
Spitting cathartic venom during “I’m Getting Sick of You,” she turned her back on the rowdy crowd in front of the stage and plunged fearlessly into their awaiting hands.
There is real content and talent behind what easily could be the fashionable rage of an angry young woman. “The Leibniz Language” is a surprisingly complex post-punk song, episodic in nature and one that really showcased Suarez’s powerful vocals as she turned the line “put me back together” from a howl to a plead in a matter of syllables. - Read Full Review by Doug Pullen / El Paso Times
VICE Magazine: We Interviewed Teri Gender Bender From Le Butcherettes
As many times as we’ve heard Morrissey exclaim through multiple songs and various PETA campaigns that meat is, in fact, a murderous act, it’s hard to ignore how cool of a stage prop it can actually be. I mean, who doesn’t like a severed, bloody pig’s head in conjunction with their favorite band? Since 17, Teresa Suarez, aka Teri Gender Bender, founder and guitarist of Mexican garage Punk band, Le Butcherettes, has been using blood and gore for her live performances for reasons that extend far beyond the grotesque, and into the ideals and ethics of the importance of the feminist movement.
With Sylvia Plath, Kathleen Hanna, and Chilean musician and artist, Violeta Parra as ongoing influences. Teri, now 23, has evolved from her days as a teen armed with a guitar and a bloody apron, into a woman who refuses to lose that fiery, teenage angst that continues to spread the word of feminism to whomever is willing to give a shit. Having already completed her sophomore album with fellow band members Lia Braswell (drums), and bassist/The Mars Volta , At The Drive-In guitarist, Omar Rodriguez Lopez, Le Butcherettes’ newest record will be less blood on stage mixed with literary references musically than their debut, SIN SIN SIN, but more references and possible inspiration from living life in a new country on Cry Is For The Flies. We interviewed Teri to find out what’s what.
VICE: You recently played Coachella. How was it?
Teri Gender Bender: It was crazy. We played around 1:55 pm, so it was really hot. I think that the set went by swell. Lia [Braswell, drummer], and Omar [Rodriguez Lopez , who’s on bass now, were fine, the heat didn’t affect them, but the heat got to me. I had a migraine the whole festival and I couldn’t even watch any bands, I had to go lay down in the van and ended up throwing up the whole time, and it happened both weekends.The heat was just terrible. But it was great. I’m not complaining.
Zechs Marquise Summer Tour with And So I Watch You From Afar & Neon Desert Fest
Zechs Marquise will be playing this years Neon Desert Festival in their hometown of El Paso on May 26th alongside our own Le Butcherettes. In July their Summer co-headlining run with And So I Watch You From Afar their Sargent House brothers from Belfast, Ireland will take place. Shows are being added still so keep an eye out for updates HERE and always make sure to check directly with venue websites for door times/ set times and age restrictions. This Summer tour is not to be missed! and thanks Pat Cartelli for that rad art you made up above!
May 26th - El Paso, TX @ Neon Desert Festival
ZECHS MARQUISE & AND SO I WATCH YOU FROM AFAR- 2012
Jun 30th - Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
Jul 1st - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
Jul 2nd - Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
Jul 4th - San Antonio, TX @ The White Rabbit
Jul 5th - Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
Jul 6th - Austin, TX @ Red 7
Jul 7th - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
Jul 8th - Norman, OK @ The Opolis
Jul 10th - St Louis, MO @ The Firebird
Jul 11th - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
Jul 12th - Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar
Jul 13th - Toledo, OH @ Mickey Finns
Jul 14th - Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
Jul 16th - Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose
Jul 17th - Louisville, KY @ Headliner’s Music Hall
Jul 18th - Nashville, TN @ 12th & Porter
Jul 19th - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Jul 21st - St Petersburg, FL @ local 662
Jul 22nd - Mobile, AL @ Alabama Music Box
Jul 24th - Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
Jul 25th - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
Jul 26th - Cambridge, MA @ T.T. the Bears
Jul 27th - New York City, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Jul 28th - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
ALL UPDATED ZECHS MARQUISE SHOWS & DETAILS HERE
Teri Gender Bender of Le Butcherettes Video Interview About New Album
Check out the video interview with Teri Gender Bender talking about her new and upcoming Le Butcherettes album “Cry Is for the Flies”.
Rolling Stone: Interviews Omar Rodriguez Lopez On Pulling Double Duty in Le Butcherettes & At The Drive In
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Teri Gender Bender & Lia Braswell of Le Butcherettes in their trailer at Coachella.
Inside a small trailer backstage at Coachella yesterday, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez was trying to cool down after his first performance of the day, and the dressing room wasn’t much cooler than the triple-digit heat outside. Rodriguez-Lopez pulled double duty on both festival weekends in Indio, California, playing lead guitar with the reunited At the Drive-In on the main stage just hours after a full set on bass with Le Butcherettes, the fiery garage-punk band whose next album he is currently producing in Los Angeles.
Rodriguez-Lopez is a full permanent member of Le Butcherettes, and during the trio’s raging 45-minute set, he stood back with a smile as Guadalajaran singer-guitarist Teri Gender Bender roared through anxious pop hooks with sharp edges, at one point tossing a big Casio keyboard into the moshing crowd. New drummer Lia Braswell slammed a heavy beat from stage left and fans waved Mexican flags, as they would again later for At the Drive-In. Soon after, Rodriguez-Lopez sat with Le Butcherettes for several rounds of bottled water and talked with Rolling Stone about their busy Coachella week.
Is playing two sets a day a challenge?
Rodriguez-Lopez: No, it’s a blessing. Go play music all day? I should be so lucky. Last weekend we played, then we cooled off, we ate, and then just when you really feel like you’re winding down, “Oh, it’s time to play.” It’s perfect.
LA Times // Coachella 2012: The antics of Le Butcherettes make a mom worry
Teri Suaréz is trying to finish a record. Her phone, however, won’t stop interrupting. It’s her mother. “She’s freaking out,” Suaréz said.
This past Sunday, Suaréz sent her mother into a state of panic when, at the first weekend of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, she walked away from her guitar and keyboard and climbed to the top of a lighting rig. Then she locked her legs around it and leaned over backward.
“That’s why my mom is calling me,” Suaréz said. “She said, ‘Please don’t ever do that again!’ I said, ‘Oh, no, Mom. I won’t do that ever again. I’ll be more careful. I swear.’ But she’s still really scared about it. She keeps calling to see if I’m OK.”
For now, yes, Suaréz is fine. If anything, the 22 year old is a little nervous herself. While Le Butcherettes concerts are known for their unpredictability, Suaréz has no intention of putting her life — or at least a few of her bones — in danger at Coachella on Sunday. On stage, as Teri “Gender Bender” Suaréz, the artist is reckless, abusing her guitar and her voice with delight. Off stage, Suaréz constantly laughs at herself, apologizes after nearly every sentence and admits to being paralyzed with shyness.
“It hasn’t been a hard time,” Suaréz said of harmonizing the two extremes of her personality, and then adds, “but, existentially speaking, it has been.”
Suaréz and her band, which currently includes drummer Lia Braswell and At the Drive-In principal Omar Rodriguez Lopez on bass, is rooted in the anything-goes ethos of punk rock. From Guadalajara, Mexico, and based in L.A., Le Butcherettes are a collision of genres and cultures, as Suaréz quotes from the novels most of us never read, serenades in Spanish, occasionally pretends to be Russian and lashes out at what she sees as political and societal constraints.
When Le Butcherettes opened for Iggy & the Stooges last winter, it was easy to label Suaréz as something of a spiritual heir to Iggy Pop. She’s aware of that, and she hasn’t stopped thinking about it. “I feel like everyone is expecting me to be crazy,” she said of her band’s live performances, and she said Iggy told her the “same story.”
SPIN: Names Le Butcherettes in Their Top 10 Best Sets at Coachella, Sunday April 15
“It’s fitting that Le Butcherettes have opened for both the Dead Weather and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs in their native Mexico. To those who’ve never witnessed the fierce glory of female lead Teri Gender Bender firsthand, it’s easiest to imagine her as a cross between Jack White (a shredder on the guitar with the high yawp of a born rock star) and Karen O (emotive, jittery, and owning the stage with captivating dramatic range). But the Guadalajara-hailing, Los Angeles-based singer proved that she should be considered in a class all her own when, following a ripping set accompanied by fulltime drummer Lia Braswell and sitting bassist Omar Rodríguez-López (At the Drive-In, Mars Volta), she jumped down from the stage and ran out into the field with her arms out like an airplane before collapsing in a small, sundress’d heap. Fans flocked, crouched low with her, gave her hugs and said sweet things in both Spanish and English before starting a chant—BOO! CHER! ETTS!—then lifting Teri and carrying her back to the safety of the stage. Even then, she hung out for another 10 minutes, bleary-eyed and speaking with fans.” -Chris Martins
FULL SPIN LIST HERE
Los Angeles Times // Coachella 2012: “Le Butcherettes come to festival, conquer it”
All Teri “Gender Bender” Suarez had to do was walk onstage. Five steps to her keyboard and one uncomfortable-looking chicken-squat later, and she already looked as if she were in need of an exorcism. Once she struck her instrument and began sputtering in time to the beat in a crouched position, the gentleman standing next to me leaned over and said, “I’m scared already.”
This, as anyone who has seen Le Butcherettes before can attest, is when the fun begins.
The local group came to the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in the midst of recording its new album, and were augmented here by mentor/producer and frequent collaborator Omar Rodriguez Lopez. The member of At the Drive-In was the one and only calm presence on stage, his forceful punk-rock bass guiding Suarez and drummer Lia Braswell away from completely losing it.
Rolling Stone Names Le Butcherettes in their Top 10 Acts Not To Miss At Coachella
It’s never just been about the headliners at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. In fact, many of the 100,000-plus fans who bought tickets to this year’s two consecutive Coachella weekends (April 13th-15th and 20th-22nd) signed up before the lineup was even announced. Most knew that the biggest names would be part of a much longer list of exciting rock, dance, hip-hop and more gathered for the desert fest in Indio, California. Here are just 10 of the acts further down the bill not to be missed.
This explosive indie/punk-rock trio is led by Guadalajara singer-guitarist Teri Gender Bender, whose sound and fury land somewhere in the Jack White/PJ Harvey tradition. Songs from last year’s Sin Sin Sin are all hooks and sharp edges, and Gender Bender’s known to act out onstage – climbing scaffolds, stage-diving and even suddenly clipping at her hair. They’re at work on a new album produced by The Mars Volta guitarist Omar Rodriquez-Lopez, Le Butcherettes’ bassist at the Festival. He’ll be pulling double duty at this year’s Coachella, shredding guitar with the reunited At the Drive-In and laying down a driving rhythm for Gender Bender’s wild and crazy rock. - By Steve Appleford
Le Butcherettes play on Sunday in the Gobi Tent at 1:55pm
See the whole list at ROLLING STONE and Listen to their Spotify playlist of 10 Coachella Can’t-Miss Acts:
Le Butcherettes Take Chicago June 1st & 2nd
Le Butcherettes, O’Death & Murder by Death are first bands to be announced to play this years Do Division Street Festival which is set to take place from June 1-3 in Wicker Park. Le Butcherettes will be playing on June 2nd and will also play their own show at Subterranean on June 1.
That’s it for now. Stay tuned for more lineup additions.
Verbicide Magazine Interview w/ Teri of Le Butcherettes
It’s safe to assume there are myriad performers in the world that are products of a neighborhood where feeling safe was never an option. For most of them, though, music (or any form of art) was seen by the community as a gift. However, in the case of Teri Gender Bender (real name Teresa Suaréz), who grew up in Guadalajara, Mexico, the notion of a female speaking her mind through music were not met with much praise and acceptance.
Admittedly shy and timid when not on stage, Teri has been recording with her avant-garde garage punk outfit Le Butcherettes under the Sargent House/RLP umbrella, garnering praise from all directions — something that, at one time, may have seemed unattainable.
Noted by many as a must-see act, Teri is looking at all the avenues that are opening up for her while keeping herself grounded in the reality her rising fame is creating. Calling from a sunny day in Los Angeles, Teri spoke with us to reflect on how all her new options for the future are affecting her art and her world as a whole.
I was thinking about the last time I saw you perform live; it was back at the Highline Ballroom, opening for the ORLG band. I find it amazing how much power you create from such a minimalist setup. Is that something you specifically strive for?
It’s funny that you mention that. For the few people that we have [onstage], we try to push it as much as we can, and it has always been like that since the old days when I was 17 in Mexico. All I could have at my grasp was a guitar and a bass drum, and I guess the fact that I didn’t have much with me made me push myself even further.
Voto Latino: Le Butcherettes’ Teri Gender Bender Puts a Spell On You
I was a little nervous to interview Le Butcherettes frontwoman Teri Gender Bender (real name Teresa Suarez) last October at her Rodriguez-Lopez Productions record label, which Omar Rodriguez-Lopez runs with Cathy Pellow out of a house in the hills of Echo Park. Her stage presence is intense, so I was expecting her to scream at me for asking stupid questions; or not answer them at all. Instead, we vibed off deep discussions on feminism, philosophy and the healing aspects of nature. We were stuck behind this cement truck that wouldn’t move,” Teri’s first words were to me before going in for a big bear hug. “I thought, ‘Oh my God. She’s gonna think I’m a diva.’”
“I like to lay in the grass and just breathe. It’s so humbling. I feel like I’m becoming a hermit. I’ve just been staying away from people. I’ve become so anti-social. I’m dealing with myself for once,” Teri, who doesn’t drink or smoke, said. “I feel like you’re my therapist.”