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Scatter The Rats Tour

L7

Le Butcherettes

Wednesday, May 29
Show | 8:30pm // Doors | 7:30pm
$20

L7

L7’s signature sound of a heavy, catchy, mixture of punk, metal, noise and pop helped usher in the era of Grunge. Since their recording career began in 1987, the band has released six studio albums, three live albums, one covers LP, and one greatest hits to date on labels including Epitaph, Sup Pop, Slash, and Warner Brothers.

Founded in Los Angeles in 1985 by Donita Sparks: guitar and vocals, and Suzi Gardner: guitar and vocals, the band features Dee Plakas on drums, and at various times Jennifer Finch, Gail Greenwood, and Janis Tanaka on bass.

While particularly known for their unforgettably raucous live performances, the band also spawned underground and mainstream hits including Shove, Pretend We’re DeadShitlistAndresFuel My Fire and more. Their music can be heard in television (ER), video games (Grand Theft Auto, Rock Band 2) and popular films including The Perks Of being a WallflowerNatural Born Killers and John Water’s classic Serial Mom, in which they also star as fictitious band Camel Lips.

In 1991, the band founded Rock for Choice, a pro-choice organization with the Feminist Majority Foundation producing nationwide benefit concerts featuring the biggest musical acts of the day from Joan Jett to Nirvana.

In 2001 the band went on an “indefinite hiatus”. After 15 years and at the urging of their fans via social media platforms, L7 reunited in 2015 and performed sold out shows around the globe to rave reviews and accolades from a new generation of music fans.

Their triumphant return continues with two new singles Dispatch from Mar-a-Lago and I Came Back to Bitch, released on Don Giovani Records. The latter, released in February of 2018 kicks off a US Tour in April in addition to tours of South America, Mexico, and Europe this summer.

A documentary on the band L7: Pretend We’re Dead was released in 2017 to critical acclaim and demonstrates L7’s contribution and legacy in the pantheon of rock.


Le Butcherettes

Le Butcherettes dissect the meaning of family on their fourth full-length album, bi/MENTAL (Rise Records). Themes of internal and familial strife hang over the opener and first single spider/WAVES (feat. Jello Biafra). The song is a ticking timebomb of riffs, clicks and clacks as Teresa Suárez howls falsetto swings towards a searing screech punctuated by spoken word from the Dead Kennedys frontman.
 
Never content to sit still or get comfortable, the band worked on new album with iconic Talking Heads member Jerry Harrison (No Doubt, Violent Femmes, KD Lang) as the producer for the new album, adding a new creative environment and creating another dimension to the band’s sound.
 
“A quiet depression has been the blinders to many people we have loved, sometimes blinding us all from the light itself. Though at times, it is necessary to let the darkness sit still, to resist fighting its suffocating breaths, to let its fumes pass through you, to listen and process.
 
There is something so animal and empowering to simply just stare at the dying carcass of sadness just before digging its grave.
 
Essentially, this record was inspired by the death of a living mother but none of that matters anymore. A disconnection in itself is so ravage so confusing it leaves one feeling incomplete… is there hope? Is there light? Maybe it all isn’t so black and white. in the end there is a Duality in All. Life is a cycle, the moon, the sun, the ocean waves transcending into sand. It will be okay” states Le Butcherettes frontwoman, Teresa Suárez Coscío about new album.
 
bi/MENTAL is a personal ode to mental health and filled with equal parts cerebral poetry, art assault, and primal punk cacophony. The album includes 13 tracks that represent the Guadalajara-born and El Paso-based group at its most incisive and infectious album to date and includes additional features by Latina punk-rock demigod, Alice Bag on mothers/HOLD and a feature by alternative pop darling, Mon Laferte from Chile on la/SANDÍA.