Who toured with Violent Femmes?

Who toured with Violent Femmes?

The 100 Best Pop Punk Bands Joining them aboard the boat will be their friends Descendents, The Distillers, Frank Turner, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Broilers, Möngöl Hörde, Authority Zero, Dave Hause & the Mermaid, Thick, and others.

Who discovered the Violent Femmes?

They were discovered by James Honeyman-Scott (of the Pretenders) on , when the band was busking on a street corner in front of the Oriental Theatre, the Milwaukee venue that the Pretenders would be playing later that night. Chrissie Hynde invited them to play a brief acoustic set after the opening act.

Who is the girl on the Violent Femmes album cover?

Billie Jo Campbell

Where are the Violent Femmes from?

Milwaukee, WI

Why are the Violent Femmes called that?

The group formed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the early '80s, and comprised singer/guitarist Gordon Gano, bassist Brian Ritchie, and percussionist Victor DeLorenzo. Ritchie originated the band's oxymoronic name, adopting the word “femme” from the Milwaukee area's slang for wimps.

Where did the Violent Femmes go to high school?

South Milwaukee High School

Where did Violent Femmes play last night?

Violent Femmes performs on Sunday night at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs.

Who opened for the Violent Femmes?

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Punk-rock bands Flogging Molly and Violent Femmes will co-headline a tour around the U.S. this summer and fall, stopping by Jacobs Pavilion for a show on Sept. 11. Two acts -- Thick, and Me First and the Gimme Gimmes -- will open the show.

Do Violent Femmes still tour?

Violent Femmes is currently touring across 3 countries and has 12 upcoming concerts. Their next tour date is at Logan Campbell Centre in Auckland, after that they'll be at The Opera House Wellington in Wellington.

Who influenced the Violent Femmes?

Bands and people like Hank Williams, Talking Heads, The Velvet Underground, and Woody Gutherie were strong influences on the Violent Femmes.

What type of music is Violent Femmes?