Teri Gender Bender of Le Butcherettes is one of the most dynamic performers on the rock scene today. Her unmatched live shows have earned the band tens of thousands of raving fans and unanimous critical acclaim. The striking on-stage imagery (particularly the bloody apron and severed pig heads) coupled with thoughtful lyrics that deal with sexism make this band a really unique and engaging experience.
And although on-stage Teri channels an almost demonic burst of energy and frustration, in life she's the complete opposite - humble, genuine and introspective. She met Jesse Menendez, host of Vocalo's MusicVox at Subterranean just before their recent show in Chicago. They talked about the relationship between feminism and her music, the band's start in Guadalajara, Mexico as well as where all that anger and energy that we see in her performances stem from.
It's a truly intimate interview.