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Nashville Sessions: Thelma And The Sleaze

After doing everything from punk karaoke to slinging tacos, Lauren Gilbert now leads one of Music City's wildest live acts.
Nashville may be famous as the country music capital, but it's also a great rock 'n' roll town. In recent years, the city's spawned a new generation of joyfully ragged garage-punk purveyors, currently represented on the national scene by enduring bands like Jeff the Brotherhood and newer ones like Bully. Thelma and the Sleaze's Lauren Gilbert, who goes by the initials LG, has been part of that community since moving to Nashville from Iowa to study audio engineering. She co-founded a punk karaoke night, had a taco stand and played in the group Trampskirts before founding Thelma and the Sleaze, one of the wildest and most exciting live acts in Music City.

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