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Le Butcherettes and At The Drive-In recently paid a visit to Atlanta, Georgia’s The Tabernacle. Photographer David Altherr was there to capture the action. This is what he said about it.

It’s been about 17 years since I last saw At the Drive-In. The show was at the cramped student union at Oberlin College in Ohio. Relationship of Command was less than a year old and my first introduction to the band. This time it was at a crowded Atlanta Tabernacle; originally a church, and also a former House of Blues. After 17 years of listening to ATDI and the various projects that were born following their 2001 breakup, I could appreciate fully what I watched this night. As the house lights went down, I knew that they would not disappoint.

The opening chords “Arcarsenal” started the evening which included 10 songs from Relationship of Command, including “Catacombs,” a bonus track from one of the reissues. The only new song to make the set was “Governed by Contagions,” from their forthcoming full-length, their first in 16 years, which fit seamlessly into the setlist. The stage banter was short and sparse but vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala did let Atlanta know that ATDI would return.

A two-song encore had the crowd in full sing-a-long, including the finale cut, “One Armed Scissor.”

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(Catch the band live here:
03/29 – Toronto, ON @ Rebel
08/25-27 – Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
08/25-27 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival

Visit At The Drive-In here: http://www.atthedriveinmusic.com/.)

 

Joyful Noise recently announced its new “Almost Live from Joyful Noise” series, which features limited edition singles from some of our favorite artists, recorded at the label’s Indianapolis-based performance space.

Tracked live in the empty space (hence almost live), each release in the series is cut on the spot using a 1940s record lathe and is limited to just 100 copies on hand-made 7-inch records with screen-printed jackets.  The semi-regular series — which will produce a new release every month or two — kicked off with a special performance by the Melvins. With the help of Teri from Le Butcherettes, the band recorded a cover the the Bikini Kill classic “Rebel Girl,” which Noisey notes is “snarling meaner and nastier than the original track.”

While the limited edition 7-inch is now sold out, you can watch a video of the rare performance via YouTube.

Le Butcherettes, who are currently on tour with the Melvins, will release A Raw Youth, the Teri Gender Bender-led outfit’s third album, via Ipecac Recordings on Sept. 18.

Le Butcherettes have released two albums, their 2011 debut Sin, Sin, Sin and the 2014 offering Cry Is For The Flies.  Gender Bender “has a tremendous gift for capturing feelings and emotional processes that are difficult to narrate,” said NPR in a 2014 feature. The LA Weekly dubbed her the “most volatile woman in rock” and the Chicago Tribune’s Greg Kot proclaimed her a “breakout star.” Admirer Henry Rollins, in a 2014 interview with the Los Angeles Times said, “She’s a star. It’s like a great character in a movie. You want to know what happens when the movie is over. You want to know the rest of the story.”

The band, rounded out by drummer Chris Common and bass player Jamie Aaron, recorded the album at RLP Studios (The Morgue Portable Disaster Unit) in El Paso, Texas. Omar Rodriguez Lopez once again produced, as he has done for both previous Le Butcherettes’ releases. Guests include Iggy Pop on “La Uva” and John Frusciante on “My Half.”

Le Butcherettes’ tour dates (all dates below with the Melvins):   June 16     Grand Rapids, MI     Pyramid Scheme

June 17     Clarkston, MI     DTE Energy Music Theatre

June 18     Columbus, OH     A&R Music Bar

June 22     Toronto, ON     Danforth Music Hall

June 23     London, ON     Call The Office

June 25     Cleveland, OH     The Grog Shop

June 26     Syracuse, NY     Westcott Theater

June 27     Boston, MA     Paradise Rock Club

June 28     Hamden, CT     Ballroom at The Outer Space

June 29     New York, NY     Santos Party House

June 30     New York, NY     Santos Party House

July 1     Philadelphia, PA     Underground Arts

July 2     Baltimore, MD     Ottobar

July 3     Carrboro, NC      Cat’s Cradle

July 5     Nashville, TN     Exit/In

July 6     Louisville,KY     Mercury Ballroom

July 7     Indianapolis, IN     The Vogue Theatre

July 8     Chicago, IL     The Double Door

July 9     Madison, WI     High Noon Saloon

July 10     Rock Island, IL     Rock Island Brewing Company

July 11     Minneapolis, MN     Grumpy’s

July 12     Fargo, ND     The Aquarium

July 13     Sioux Falls, SD     The District

July 14     Omaha, NE     The Waiting Room

July 16     Ft. Collins, CO     Aggie Theatre

July 17     Denver, CO     Summit Music Hall

July 18     El Prado, NM     Taos Mesa Brewing

July 19     Albuquerque, NM     The Launchpad

July 21     Phoenix, AZ     Crescent Ballroom

Melvins announced they will be selling a new, tour-only split 10-inch with tourmates Le Butcherettes. The band says, “Tour fires up in a month and we’re not heading out empty handed. Split tour 10″ (and CD version) with Le Butcherettes! Stay tuned for some of the tracks to get posted soon. Art by HAZE XXL.”

The Melvins return to the road with the continuation of their Hold It In tour kicking off June 6 in Tucson at Club Congress.

The tour announcement comes as Ipecac Recordings’ confirms the June 2 reissue of the Melvins’ 2001 release, Electroretard. The 8-song album features the line-up of Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover and Kevin Rutmanis.

The Melvins’ released Hold It In in October, the 12-song album pairs Osborne and Crover with Butthole Surfers’ JD Pinkus and Paul Leary. Osborne, Crover and Pinkus will be the touring line-up for this run of dates with labelmates Le Butcherettes opening. Le Butcherettes released Cry Is For The Flies in September and had joined the Melvins on the first leg of the Hold It In tour.

The Melvins and Le Butcherettes were recently featured on Last Call with Carson Daly:

The Melvins “Bride of Crankenstein” – http://www.nbc.com/last-call-with-carson-daly/video/melvins-bride-of-crankenstein/2850630?onid=193261# 

Le Butcherettes “Dress Off” – http://www.nbc.com/last-call-with-carson-daly/video/le-butcherettes-dress-off/2851126?onid=144391#vc144391=1

June 6     Tucson, AZ     Club Congress

June 7     El Paso, TX     Lowbrow Palace

June 9     San Antonio, TX     Korova

June 10     Austin, TX     The Mohawk

June 11     Dallas, TX     Trees

June 12     Norman, OK     Opolis

June 14     Lawrence, KS     The Bottleneck

June 15     St. Louis, MO     The Firebird

June 16     Grand Rapids, MI     The Pyramid Scheme

June 17     Detroit, MI     Shelter

June 18     Columbus, OH     A&R Music Bar

June 18 to 21     Montebello, QC     Amnesia Rockfest

June 22     Toronto, ON     Danforth Music Hall

June 23     London, ON     Call The Office

June 25     Cleveland, OH     The Grog Shop

June 26     Syracuse, NY     The Westcott Theater

June 27     Boston, MA     Paradise Rock Club

June 28     Hamden, CT     The Ballroom at the Outer Space

June 29     New York, NY      Santos Party House

June 30      New York, NY      Santos Party House

July 1     Philadelphia, PA     Underground Arts

July 2     Baltimore, MD     Ottobar July 3     Carrboro, NC     Cat’s Cradle

July 5     Nashville, TN      Exit In

July 6     Louisville, KY      Mercury Ballroom

July 7     Indianapolis, IN      The Vogue Theatre

July 8     Chicago, IL     Double Door

July 9     Madison, WI     High Noon Saloon

July 11     Minneapolis, MN     Grumpy’s

July 12     Fargo, ND     The Aquarium

July 13     Sioux Falls, SD      The District

July 14     Omaha, NE      The Waiting Room

July 16     Ft. Collins, CO      Aggie Theatre

July 17     Denver, CO      Summit Music Hall

July 18     Taos, NM     Taos Mesa Brewing

July 19     Albuquerque, NM     The Launchpad

July 21     Phoenix, AZ      Crescent Ballroom

Tickets for all shows, with the exception of the Amnesia Rockfest, which is already on-sale, are available this Friday, March 13 at 10 a.m. local time.

Le Butcherettes have joined Ipecac Recording’s roster and will release their sophomore release, Cry Is For The Flies, on Sept. 16 via the Bay Area label in conjunction with Nadie Sound.

The band has also confirmed an August tour with Antemasque (tickets for all shows are on-sale tomorrow, June 27):

August 2     San Antonio, TX     The White Rabbit

August 3     Austin, TX     The Mohawk Austin

August 4     Houston, TX     Fitzgerald’s

August 5     Dallas, TX     Tree’s

August 7     El Paso, TX     Tricky Falls

August 8     Tucson, AZ     The Rock

August 9     Phoenix, AZ     The Crescent Ballroom

August 10     Santa Ana, CA   The Observatory

August 12     San Francisco, CA   Great American Music Hall

August 13     Los Angeles, CA     The Roxy

Bosnian Rainbows, who used to operate under the title Omar Rodriguez Lopez Group, and who now call the amazing Le Butcherettes vocalist Teri Gender Bender a full-time band member, are set to embark on a 2013 North American tour. Here are the dates:

Feb 15, 2013 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
Feb 16, 2013 – Asheville, NC @ Asheville Music Hall
Feb 17, 2013 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
Feb 18, 2013 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
Feb 19, 2013 – New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
Feb 20, 2013 – Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Feb 22, 2013 – Montréal, QC @ Cabaret du Mile-end
Feb 23, 2013 – Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club (Early Show)
Feb 24, 2013 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
Feb 25, 2013 – Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
Feb 26, 2013 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
Feb 27, 2013 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theater
Feb 28, 2013 – TBA
Mar 14-27, 2013 – Mexico @ MexicoForo Sol (Festival Vive Latino)

Omar Rodriguez-Lopez (The Mars Volta, At The Drive-In) has announced European and U.S. tour dates with Omar Rodriguez Lopez Group beginning in late August. Teresa Suarez aka Teri Gender Bender of Le Butcherettes will be lead vocalalist for all of these shows. The U.S. leg concludes with a performance at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, TX in November. More shows will soon be announced in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Russia and on the East Coast in the USA. Please see all current dates below.

08/30  Antwerp, BE @ Trix
08/31  Paris, FR @ Le Nouveau Casino
09/01  Zurich, CH @ Rote Fabrik
09/02  Lucerne, CH @ Schuur
09/03  Vienna, AT @ Szene Wien
09/04  Munich, DE@ 59:1
09/05  Wiesbaden, DE @ Schlachthof
09/06  Cologne, DE @ Luxor
09/07  Schorndorf, DE @ Club Manufaktur
09/09  Dortmund, DE @ FZW
09/10  Berlin, DE @ Magnet
09/12  Helsinki, FI @ Tavastia
09/14  Stockholm, SE @ Strand
09/15  Oslo, NO @ Bla
09/16  Malmo, SE @ KB
09/17  Aarhus, DK @ Voxhall
09/18  Copenhagen, DK@ Loppen
09/20  Hannover, DE @ Musikzentrum
09/21  Hamburg, DE @ Reeperbahn Festival
09/22  Heidelberg, DE @ Karlstorbahnhof
09/23  Groningen, NL @ Vera
09/24  Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg Oude Zaal
09/26  Brighton, UK @ The Haunt
09/27  Manchester, UK @ The Deaf Institute
09/28  Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
09/29  Leeds, UK @ The Cockpit
09/30  Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
10/01  Galway, IE @ Roisin Dubh
10/02  Dublin, IE @ Button Factory
10/03  London, UK @ The Garage

USA

10/19  Seattle, WA @ City Arts Fest – The Triple Door
10/20  Portland, OR @ Star Theater
10/23  Sacramento, CA  @ Harlow’s
10/24  Oakland, CA @ The New Parish
10/25  Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
10/26  Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
10/27  Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones
10/28  San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
11/01 – 03  Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest

Fresh off of festival dates in Chicago and El Paso, Le Butcherettes have announce European shows supporting The Mars Volta beginning this week. Please see complete dates below.  Le Butcherettes’ full length debut, Sin Sin Sin was produced by Omar Rodriguez Lopez and issued on May 10 on Rodriguez Lopez Productions via Sargent House.

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