All The Pretty Horses

Led by transgender, performance artist Venus de Mars, All The Pretty Horses is a quartet, self-described as "glam-punk." This Minneapolis-based trans-band [ATPH,] formed in 1993 with then drummer Bill Bailey & bassist Edward Ford. Their self-titled debut was issued in 1994.

Matt Bachelor replaced Bill for their second album, Queens and Angels (TRG Twin Tone), along with the addition of backup singer Jonnycakes (Tiffany Tieche.)

A failed record deal with a German label in 1998 led to the band re-evaluating the need to do serious roadwork, at which point Ford and Batchelor left the fold. De Mars built a touring band including drummer Jendeen Forberg (from local jazz outfit Wolverines) and Pandora (LeeAnn MacDougall) on bass. The new unit released Ruin (2000).

Eden Taylor joined on bass, as ATPH began working with Super Buddha's Barb Morrison as producer (CREATURE 2002). Tempest replaced Eden (2004) and toured with the band in support of rock-doc Venus of Mars (Emily Goldberg 2003). In 2006 de Mars put the band on hiatus, and released a solo-electric album: Trashed and Broken Hearted (2006, producer Barb Morrison).

In 2008 de Mars reformed as "Venus de Mars & All The Pretty Horses" bringing T-Rev (Trevor Hawley) in as drumer, LeFreak (J Evan) as bassist, and adding Raymond Breed as 2nd guitar.

Drummer Jazz Stafford replaced T-Rev for their next album "10 Bones" (2011 Barb Morrison) & remained through a tour with "Laura Jane Grace and Against Me!" (2014.) After which de Mars released her debut solo-acoustic album, Flesh and Wire, feat. Laura Jane Grace on single "Take My Shoulder" (2014 Barb Morrison)

In 2015 de Mars returned to ATPH adding Susanna Sweet (Susanna Mae Schlagen) to replace Raymond Breed as the band's 2nd guitar. Mercy Victor replaced LeFreak on bass. T-Rev re-joined as drummer.

In 2020 Danimae Vossen replaced Mercy Victor on bass. As of June 2022, de Mars will release her 11th album; I Think The Darkness, as "Venus de Mars & All The Pretty Horses" (Barb Morison)

Past Shows


May
25
th
2023
Turf Club
Jul
13
th
2018
Mainroom
Jul
13
th
2018
Mainroom

ROCK FOR PUSSY

with an all-star band led by JOHN ELLER, CIARAN DALY, DAVID J RUSS and more!
May
17
th
2013
Mainroom
May
17
th
2013
Mainroom

an all-star band led by JOHN ELLER, CHRIS PERRICELLI, Janey Winterbauer and more!

A Tribute To David Bowie
with David Campbell, LAURIE LINDEEN, Prairie Fire Lady Choir and more!
Jun
8
th
2012
Mainroom
Jun
8
th
2012
Mainroom

ROCK FOR PUSSY, LAURIE LINDEEN, Reed Wilkerson and more!

with MANY SPECIAL GUESTS and DJ Jake Rudh

More Shows

Sep
11
th
Fine Line

Mon Rovîa

Aug
10
th
Fine Line

United We Dance

Jul
25
th
Fine Line

Blake Proehl

Jul
19
th
7th St Entry

Anothernight, Daisychain, TABAH, and full catholic