Best of the Day: Faith No More and Le Butcherettes – May 11, 2015
Welcome to Best of the Day, our daily recommendation for what to check out around town. If you do one thing in Boston today, consider this.
After nearly two decades of dormancy, Faith No More has returned with Sol Invictus, the follow-up to 1997’s Album of the Year. For their first North American tour since 2010, the Mike Patton-led San Fran funk-metal band is making up for lost time: In addition to tonight’s show at the Orpheum, they’re also playing the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion on August 4. These elder statesmen are joined by Le Butcherettes, the Mexican garage rock band fronted by Teri Gender Bender (and featuring former Mars Volta member Omar Rodríguez-López on bass). The raw, feral, psych-inflected weirdness of their live show is just something you have to see for yourself; Teri has been known to cover herself in blood (usually fake), climb stage scaffolding, wander into the audience, and even lick the hands and arms of every person in the crowd. The full effect is basically the prom scene in Carrie, with Firefly‘s unhinged psychic assassin River Tam in the gore-soaked prom dress, all soundtracked to a modern incarnation of the Doors. In other words, it’s our definition of a good time.
May 11, 7:30 p.m., Orpheum Theatre, 1 Hamilton Place, Boston, 617-482-0106, crossroadspresents.com/orpheum-theatre.