Butcher Babies: "It Wasn't About Sex -- It Was About Punk Rock"

Sunset Strip darlings the Butcher Babies have been one of my favorite acts for a while now. They first gained notoriety from a YouTube video performing Pantera's "Fucking Hostile" and the two frontwomen, Carla Harvey and Heidi Shepherd, started out performing in leather pants with electrical tape over their nipples, as an ode to Plasmatics singer Wendy O. Williams, who had a song called "Butcher Baby."

Butcher Babies provide an awesome display of brutal power from start to finish in their performances, combining their unique blend of heavy metal, thrash, and punk with stage antics channeling Alice Cooper and a confident aura that is at once mesmerizing, sexy, and penetrating.

On top of it, the musicians actually have talent.

Butcher Babies are scheduled to perform Friday, July 5, at the Rockster Energy Drink Mayhem Festival at Ak-Chin Pavilion.