Inquiring Minds

Thelma and the Sleaze Ain't Here to Play Nice

What sort of video might an all-woman band which travels in a church van playing songs titled "Cum" and "Motor Tits" conceive? What images would be captured to visualize songs described by one of the band members as "Eddie Money woke up in the South on a pile of Judas Priest cassettes," from albums with names like These Boots Won't Lick Themselves?

If any of this sounds intriguing - and, seriously, why would it not? - then you'll want to take a gander at "Maria," the latest video from Nashville's Thelma and the Sleaze. The band is making its way through Texas for SXSW gigs and hits Rudyard's tonight. The Bad Drugs and Giant Kitty open a night that is going to be chock-full of femme badassery.

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Jesse’s been writing for the Houston Press since 2013. His work has appeared elsewhere, notably on the desk of the English teacher of his high school girlfriend, Tish. The teacher recognized Jesse’s writing and gave Tish a failing grade for the essay. Tish and Jesse celebrated their 33rd anniversary as a couple in October.