Violent Femmes

Gotye set to return home with the music of Jean-Jacques Perrey for MOFO 2018

October 13, 2017

It makes sense that Gotye‘s return to Australia would have to be with something a little special, no? The musician has been announced on the 2018 MOFO line up with a premiere performance alongside the Ondioline Orchestra. Paying tribute to the late French electronic composer Jean-Jacques Perrey, Gotye has already been named as a program highlight of next year […]

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Hoodoo Gurus and Violent Femmes teaming up for unmissable A Day on the Green gigs

December 12, 2016

A Day On The Green have really been smashing it out the park recently, bringing the likes of Garbage and The Temper Trap through to wineries around the country recently, while Blondie and more are still to come. Most recently, two epic ADOTG shows have been set up for All Saints Estate in Victoria and Annie’s […]

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Festival Review: WOMADelaide (Part 1) – Violent Femmes + Wasted Wanderers + The Strides – Botanic Park (11.03.16 – 12.03.16)

March 13, 2016

A festival like WOMADelaide is not for the faint hearted. I suppose no festival is, really. But WOMADelaide is different. Other music festivals take a lot out of you physically, I was prepared for that. What I wasn’t ready for, was the rollercoaster of feels you get moving from soulful dirges into rocking blues into […]

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Violent Femmes and Angélique Kidjo highlight a ripping first night of WOMADELAIDE 2016!

March 11, 2016

The first night of WOMADELAIDE 2016, much like its predecessors, has exceeded expectations. Tens of thousands filled Botanic Park in Adelaide to enjoy a night of world class music. Hazmat Modine kicked things off with some very impressive instrument mastery that flowed its way through Blues, Folk, Fusion and Jazz. And as the crowd built, […]

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Album News Weekly: 4th March 2016

March 4, 2016

In This Issue: The month of March is bursting with releases and this is just the first Friday of many! There are a dozen wicked records available today including Aussie hip hop darling Urthboy right on down to the return of The Violent Femmes. We’ve even included an Honourable Mentions section to fit in the […]

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Brian Ritchie of Violent Femmes (USA) chats music ahead of their Australian tour!

February 21, 2016

Legendary American band Violent Femmes recently premiered the first song, “Memory”, from their long-awaited and highly anticipated new record, We Can Do Anything, due out March 4th. John Goodridge asked bass guitarist Brian Ritchie some questions about music’s creation. The latest single “Memory” draws from the archives of Violent Femmes. What feelings or emotions did you have […]

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Courtney Barnett, Violent Femmes, Missy Higgins, Birds of Tokyo and more top an impressive Twilight at Taronga Lineup for 2016

October 21, 2015

The lineup for the 2016 Twilight at Taronga Summer Concert Series has been announced! Having launched in 1996 and held at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo, 2015 marks the event’s 20th anniversary. With an eclectic and solid lineup each year – alongside that killer view – Twilight has become an understandably anticipated event for many in Sydney […]

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Violent Femmes’ Brian Ritchie curates a huge program for MOFO 2016!

October 16, 2015

MOFO 2016, MONA’s Festival of Music and Art, will be storming back through Hobart in January with over 300 artists confirmed for their eclectic and diverse program! Curated by Brian Ritchie of Violent Femmes and The Break fame, MOFO has been described as being a ‘beautiful broken up beat of old and new’. Recently announced on the line up […]

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Violent Femmes to play their first headline Melbourne show since 2007 at the Corner Hotel!

October 15, 2015

The Violent Femmes news keeps coming – first announced to be heading back to Australia for WOMADelaide and Golden Plains next year and then on a special tour for A Day on the Green, the band have today been announced to be performing an exclusive headline show in Melbourne at the Corner Hotel in March. The gig […]

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