Lori Barbero

Lori Barbero is known as the drummer and co-founder of the iconic all-female ‘90s band, Babes in Toyland – one of the greatest all-female rock bands of all time. Barbero formed the Minneapolis trio with lead singer/guitarist Kat Bjelland in 1987. Even though Barbero was not a drummer at the time she met Bjelland, Kat convinced her to start a band with her. The rest, as they say, is music history. Babes played together for 14 years (Courtney Love and Jennifer Finch were members briefly). They put out a single for Sub Pop‘s singles club, released three albums, and traveled the world before disbanding in 2001.

Barbero subsequently played drums for the bands Eggtwist and Koalas. She was also part owner of the now defunct Minneapolis label Spanish Fly Records, whose roster included Smut, Dumpster Juice, Milk, REO Speedealer, Sleep Capsule, and Likehell. In 2006, Lori was awarded with an Artist of Distinction award by Sound Unseen for her continuous contribution to the Minneapolis Rock and Roll scene. Barbero relocated to Austin in 2008 and, while she isn’t actively seeking a music career or reliving her glory days, she’s still got her hand in music, working each year for SXSW. [Tom Tom Mag]

Past Shows


Aug
31
st
2019
Schell’s Stage at Schilling Amphitheater
Aug
31
st
2019
Schell’s Stage at Schilling Amphitheater
Aug
30
th
2019
Schell’s Stage at Schilling Amphitheater
Aug
30
th
2019
Schell’s Stage at Schilling Amphitheater
Jun
14
th
2019
Mainroom
Jun
14
th
2019
Mainroom

ROCK FOR PUSSY and an all-star band led by JOHN ELLER

with Adam Levy, CIARAN DALY, CHRIS PERRICELLI and more!
Mar
18
th
2019
7th St Entry
Mar
18
th
2019
7th St Entry

The Songs of GRANT HART

An Evening of Tributes
with Ryan and Pony, ALMOST EVERY TUESDAY, RANK STRANGERS and more!
Nov
20
th
2018
Mainroom
Nov
20
th
2018
Mainroom

DAYDREAM NATION

A Sonic Youth Concert Film by Lance Bangs
with Steve Shelley, Lori Barbero and Lance Bangs
Jul
26
th
2018
The Cedar Cultural Center
Jul
26
th
2018
The Cedar Cultural Center

LADY PARTS JUSTICE LEAGUE and Lizz Winstead

with JENN SCHAAL, Chastity Brown, Lori Barbero and more!
Dec
3
rd
2017
Turf Club
Dec
3
rd
2017
Turf Club

DJ RYAN CAMERON of Let It Be Records

with Mark Mallman, Chris Riemenschneider, ANDREA SWENSSON (89.3 The Current) and more!
Nov
12
th
2017
7th St Entry
Mar
19
th
2017
Turf Club
Mar
19
th
2017
Turf Club

TUNES TRIVIA at the Turf Club

with Adam Levy and Lori Barbero
Oct
28
th
2016
7th St Entry
Oct
28
th
2016
7th St Entry

Heyday: 35 Years of Music in Minneapolis

The Photography of DANIEL CORRIGAN Book Release Show
with THE MIGHTY MOFOS, Dosh, Porcupine and more!
Aug
15
th
2016
7th St Entry
Aug
15
th
2016
7th St Entry

Grant Hart and THE GLANDOLINIAN ARMY BAND

with Grant Hart, Lori Barbero and AND MORE
Feb
19
th
2015
Turf Club
Feb
19
th
2015
Turf Club

Swami John Reis and The Blind Shake

with Pink Mink, The Bombay Sweets, Lori Barbero and more!
May
30
th
2014
Mainroom
May
30
th
2014
Mainroom

Girl Germs

with Night Moves, Pink Mink, Strange Names and more!
Jun
10
th
2011
Mainroom
Jun
10
th
2011
Mainroom

ROCK FOR PUSSY

with an all-star band led by JOHN ELLER, Lori Barbero, LAURIE LINDEEN and more!

More Shows

Jan
8
th
First Avenue
postponed

Doomtree

Jun
14
th
Fine Line

Joywave

May
7
th
Palace Theatre

Yam Haus

Dec
2
nd
Turf Club
canceled

Algiers

with Ganser