Raunchy Punk-Rock Girls Thelma and the Sleaze Just Wanna Have Fun
Thelma and the Sleaze deliver plenty of badass substance to match their trashy style.
Photo by Jamie Hernandez
They’re an all-female band with music videos that include bikini-clad girls wrestling and shoving hot dogs in each other’s mouths, albums with titles such as Heart Like a Fist and These Boots Won’t Lick Themselves (the latter containing a pair of songs called “Cum” and “
The band’s bio says that it's a “power trio sludge fest Thin Lizzy creeps on us” and that their interests include “daisy dukes, knife fights, leather daddies.” From social media to some incredibly creative and hilarious concert posters, a lot of what Thelma and the Sleaze put out there is funny, weird, and very entertaining. But the music itself is brazen and muscular, and bandmates Chase Noelle (drums), Lauren Gilbert (guitars/vocals), and GiGi Gallagher (bass) work hard at their craft.
Case in point, this past February, Thelma and the Sleaze played a show every single night in Nashville for what they called the first “intra-city tour.” In addition to rock clubs, the
"Baby Angel came out of the venue to smoke and saw a pair of legs hanging out of the Trampskirts van. She had a phone charger with her and wrapped the cord
Six years later, that bond has produced a slew of admirers, six releases, and their upcoming full-length, Somebody’s Doin’ Somthin’. Slowly but surely, Thelma and the Sleaze are building a well-earned reputation for their imaginative approach to DIY rock 'n' roll. Tonight, they bring their antics to Lake Worth’s Propaganda for what should be, at the very least, a memorable show consisting of not giving a shit and, if their music videos are any indication, raunchy girls who just wanna have fun.
Thelma and the Sleaze
8 p.m. Monday, March 7, at Propaganda, 6 S. J St, Lake Worth. Tickets cost $6 at the door, with $1 going to Lexie's cancer fund.
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