Melvins

True Endeavors & WORT Present:

Melvins

Le Butcherettes

Thursday, July 9th 2015

8:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

Melvins
Melvins
The Melvins were formed in Montessano, Washington in 1983 by Buzz Osborne, Matt Lukin and Mike Dillard. Lukin and Dillard left the band and drummer Dale Crover stepped in shortly thereafter. Osborne and Crover have been the Melvins' mainstays throughout their 29 year metamorphosis.
To date the band has released 27 original albums, numerous live full-lengths and far too many to count singles and rarities. They've partnered with Jello Biafra, Lustmord and Fantomas for individual releases and toured the world many times over (side note: the band was in both Christchurch and Tokyo for their 2011 earthquakes).
With the release of (A) Senile Animal in 2006, the Melvins became a four-piece, essentially annexing Jared Warren and Coady Willis of Big Business. The Melvins, already known for their shattering mix of punk-meets-metal (and often referred to by an assortment of tags including sludge and grunge), were now louder and more bombastic than ever leading to a resurgence in the band's popularity and a run of three original full-lengths. Never ones for complacency, Buzz and Dale have since created Melvins Lite, a line-up partnering the pair with Mr. Bungle’s Trevor Dunn and most recently teamed with Butthole Surfers’ JD Pinkus and Paul Leary for the 2014 release, Hold It In.
Le Butcherettes
Le Butcherettes
Le Butcherettes were founded in Mexico in 2008 by vocalist/guitarist Teri Gender Bender (Denver-born and Mexican-bred Teri Suarez) and former drummer Auryn Jolene. The band quickly garnered underground acclaim for their outrageous live shows: they dressed in '50s-era women's clothing and employed props (for political purposes) -- feather dusters, brooms, aprons, fake blood, flour, eggs, meat, and a real pig's head -- depicting women as slaves of the household. Jolene left the band in 2009. Gender Bender relocated to Los Angeles and recruited drummer Gabe Serbian of the Locust and itinerant bassist Jonathan Hischke (whose credits include Marnie Stern, Aaron Ross, and Joan of Arc), making Le Butcherettes a trio. The new band quickly gained recognition among musicians, which led to Le Butcherettes opening for Dead Weather in Mexico City and Guadalajara, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs for their three Mexican shows on their 2010 tour. Mars Volta guitarist, composer, and producer Omar Rodriguez-Lopez signed Le Butcherettes to his own Rodriguez-Lopez Productions imprint in 2010, and shortly thereafter produced their first single, "Henry Don't Got Love," which appeared as a free download. Rodriguez-Lopez also produced and played bass on their debut long-player, Sin, Sin, Sin, with drummer Normandi Heuxdaflo. The album was issued on his label in the spring of 2011. Even though the recording employed a different lineup, the initial trio configuration remained together as a live unit. The band toured internationally and drew press raves for its visceral, theatrical stage presence.

Subsequently, Gender Bender permanently relocated to Los Angeles and entered into a creative partnership with Rodriguez-Lopez, forming and recording with the bands Bosnian Rainbows and Kimono Kult.

Cry Is for the Flies In early 2014, Le Butcherettes re-entered the studio and cut Cry Is for the Flies, for Rodriguez-Lopez's Nadie Sound label. Once more he produced and played bass on the set along with drummer Lia Braswell. The group pre-released three digital singles. Fans who bought them were granted early-purchase access to the full-length three weeks before its release date on May 20.
Venue Information:
High Noon Saloon
701A E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI, 53703
http://www.high-noon.com/