Nashville Rockers: Thelma & The Sleaze w/ Bad Saint
Saturday, Sep 09, 2017 9:00 PM PDT
(8:00 PM Doors)
Tractor, Seattle, WA
21 years and over
Nashville's Thelma and the Sleaze blend trashy Southern rock with post riot-girl grievances. The result is a surprisingly upbeat heaviness laced with dirty jagged bits of punk and country that cut and sting when least expected. Despite the band's love of daisy dukes and hot tops, their music is explicitly feminist and often packs a punch full of queer sensibilities. With more than a nod to their Nashville home turf, the Sleaze serves up a low-brow, high-octane performance.
Front woman and guitarist Lauren Gilbert's cheeky between-song banter and Southern drawl add both humor and authentic charm to the group's overall appeal. With a relentless touring schedule most bands would simply call insanity - such as their recent "Kandyland" tour, which had the band playing a different Nashville venue every night for a month; Thelma and the Sleaze are determined to bring their special brand of rock and roll nationwide.