Bunkhouse Valentine's Day Massacre featuring ...
Stars at Night, Same Sex Mary
124 South 11th Street
Las Vegas, NV, 89101
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM (event ends at 11:30 PM)
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Teri Gender Bender – Vocals, Keys, Guitars
Jamie Aaron Aux – Bass
Chris Common – Drums
The garage-punk Le Butcherettes are like the brilliant offspring of surrealist Luis Buñuel and intrepid rock icon PJ Harvey. Led by 25-year-old vocalist/guitarist/pianist Teri Gender Bender (a recent transplant to El Paso, TX from Guadalajara, Mexico), Le Butcherettes' songs and wildly cathartic live shows have often drawn comparisons to Karen O, Patti Smith, Bikini Kill, and many other female-fronted rock groups, but there's a theatricality to Le Butcherettes that brings a further reaching sense of mystery and imagery to the band.
This electric live show has led to extensive tours with legendary artists such as The Flaming Lips, The Mars Volta, Iggy Pop & the Stooges, Faith No More, The Melvins, Jane's Addiction, The Deftones, Queens of the Stone Age, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Dead Weather and The Melvins, along with appearances at Coachella, Lollapalooza, Corona Capital Festival, Fun Fun Fun Fest, and Sonar Festival.
Despite the relentless tour schedule, Le Butcherettes have released a steady stream of critically acclaimed music. Their debut EP, Kiss & Kill, in 2009 was nominated for "Best New Artist" and "Best Punk Record" awards at Mexico's Indie-O Awards, while their second full-length Cry Is For the Flies (2014, Ipecac Recordings) won the award for "Best Punk/Garage" in 2015. Omar Rodriguez-Lopez (At The Drive In, The Mars Volta, Bosnian Rainbows) has produced all three Le Butcherettes full-length albums to date. You can hear guest appearances from Iggy Pop ("LA UVA"), Garbage's Shirley Manson ("Shame, You're All I've Got Left"), and Henry Rollins ("Moment of Guilt") across the band's discography.
Le Butcherettes released their third full-length album, A Raw Youth, on Ipecac Recordings in the fall of 2015. They are currently on tour with At The Drive In and will continue to tour on this album through 2016 with new music in the works.
Stars at Night
Same Sex Mary
Like many large creatures, Same Sex Mary started as a small thing, and it only ate a boyfriend, a girlfriend and a handful of songs. It was cute. People liked it. But an electric guitar and an old Farfisa organ wasn't enough to tame the beast. It got hungry. It needed more. So while roaming the streets of downtown Las Vegas one night, Same Sex Mary found a barefoot guitarist with dancing fingers, and it gobbled him up (barefooted people can't run very fast). But the guitarist's hairy toes tickled on the way down and made Same Sex Mary thirsty. Luckily, it soon found a guy who had a tattoo proclaiming his love of beer, and it swallowed him whole, hoping he would be full of beer. Unfortunately he didn't have much beer in his belly and his afro was drier than that guitarist's hairy toes, but he tasted good. Same Sex Mary had heard somewhere that a good drummer goes best with a good bassist, so, this other night, as a popular bassist was arriving to a bar on his motorcycle, Same Sex Mary pounced again. The bassist never saw it coming, partially because there was no low-end rumble to alert him, and partially because his hair was in his eyes. But after eating that bassist Same Sex Mary had grown too big and loud to go sneaking up on anyone. When it was coming down the street everyone knew about it, even the newspapers. So instead of musicians, it started cornering and swallowing whole rooms of people. Some called it rock and roll … until they were in Same Sex Mary's belly (then they just called it dark). One day, it was looking for a comic book store and accidentally walked into a recording studio, where it crossed paths with the feared Same Sex Mary-eating tape machine. The fight lasted about a week, but when the dust and guitar strings settled, Same Sex Mary found itself consumed by the tape machine, who was pregnant at the time with a baby reel of magnetic recording tape. Well, months passed, and the tape machine gave birth to a big fat vinyl record. If Same Sex Mary were a folk rock band from Nevada and not a mythical creature, it would probably tell you the record was named "Sex Cells" and their friend who wrote their bio was on drugs. However, that's not the case, because Same Sex Mary isn't even real. Sorry, kids.