Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Hostess Hero: Teri Gender Bender

Teri Gender Bender is the front woman and founder of Mexican garage punk band Le Butcherettes. Inspired by Malcolm X's philosophy on last names--"The real names of our people were destroyed during slavery."--she changed hers to Teri Gender Bender as part of her fight against the oppression of women in Mexico. Known for her intense stage presence Teri  once peed on stage, used nail polish to paint a tampon red at her very first show and has been known to cat crawl across the crowd rather than surf. She has been compared to Alison Mosshart and Sylvia Plath and described as morphing 'into a cross between Courtney Love and Janis Joplin' when she sings. I think she is one of the most mesmerising and captivating performers at the moment.

Blau x

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