Le Butcherettes let it all out in Chicago
L.A.-based trio Le Butcherettes has had something of a coming out party in Chicago. Though Pop & Hiss was forced to piece together the act's Lollapalooza set via YouTube clips, the excitement and ferocity of the hard rock trio could still be felt through these trusty-ol' tinny desktop speakers at our downtown HQ.
Teri "Gender Bender" Suaréz was in fine form, and even in the two-and-a-half-minute clip below, she's a force that demands attention. Her voice is a dexterous thing, as she knows how to shade a yell with hints of scorn, sarcasm, slyness or whatever the moment calls for. Her rhythm section does plenty of heavy lifting as well, opening up the floor to let Suaréz bounce, run and level all sorts of abuse on her guitar. Before all is said and done, she punctuates the set to a close with a monstrous howl and topples onto a photographer.
At the start of the below video, you'll notice Suaréz has a little fun with drummer Gabe Serbian. "Puke all the time," she sings as she looks his way. Serbian had reportedly vomited off the stage more than once during the set, and though this clip appears to be vomit-free, Serbian clearly didn't let an upset stomach slow him down.
Perhaps he was suffering exhaustion from the Chicago heat, or maybe he just had marriage jitters? After the Lollapalooza set, Serbian flew back to L.A. to celebrate his union with Dum Dum Girl bassist Bambi Davies.
-- Todd Martens
Photo: Le Butcherettes at Lollapalooza in Chicago on Friday. Credit: Brian Cassella / Chicago Tribune