Violent Femmes

Violent Femmes – “Issues” Video

Earlier this year, twitchy nerd-rock originators Violent Femmes released We Can Do Anything, their first album in 16 years. And after giving us a crudely…
Tom Breihan | June 20, 2016 - 11:07 am

Violent Femmes – “Memory” Video

After detailing We Can Do Anything, their first album in 16 years, Violent Femmes shared the lead single "Memory" -- a frantic, folky upstart. Now…
Collin Robinson | March 8, 2016 - 3:39 pm

Watch Stephen Colbert Sing “Blister In The Sun” With The Violent Femmes

Milwaukee dork-rock legends Violent Femmes are about to return with We Can Do Anything, their first album in 16 years. And last night, they were…
Tom Breihan | February 24, 2016 - 9:47 am

Violent Femmes – “Memory”

The Violent Femmes, the Milwaukee jitter-punks who broke ground in the early '80s with a classic self-titled debut album, have been a functioning, touring band…
Tom Breihan | January 13, 2016 - 11:25 am

The Violent Femmes Prep First New Album In 16 Years

The 1982 self-titled debut from the Violent Femmes is a near-perfect ball of tuneful anxiety; it's basically a perfect album. And while the band never…
Tom Breihan | September 30, 2015 - 9:27 am

Violent Femmes – “Love Love Love Love Love”

It's been 15 years since the Violent Femmes released their last record, Freak Magnet in 2000, but today it was announced that the band will…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 4, 2015 - 5:27 pm

Photos: Project Pabst 2014

It's just about the end of festival season, but Portland gave us one more this past weekend: Project Pabst, the Milwaukee beer company's music festival.
Miles Bowe | September 29, 2014 - 2:14 pm

Watch Ceremony Cover Violent Femmes’ “Kiss Off”

Someone needs to write the hidden history of hardcore bands and Violent Femmes' mathematical nerd-rage anthem "Kiss Off," the closest than any acoustic band ever…
Tom Breihan | July 24, 2012 - 12:14 pm

Watch EMA Cover The Violent Femmes’ “Add It Up”

EMA has pretty impeccable taste in covers: Robert Johnson, Danzig, Nirvana, "Crimson And Clover." And on her recent covers, she's been making like Ethan Hawke…
Tom Breihan | October 14, 2011 - 3:18 pm

Violent Femmes Cover Gnarls Barkley

On St. Elsewhere, Cee-Lo and Danger Mouse covered the Violent Femmes' "Gone Daddy Gone." Gordon Gano & Co. have now returned the favor, offering their…
Brandon Stosuy | June 6, 2008 - 1:35 pm

Win Butler Tells Randall’s Island Arcade Fire Won’t Be Back In NYC “For A Few Years,” Covers Violent Femmes

Sorry for the doubled-up weekend Arcade action, but according to our inbox, we may not be posting about AF for awhile to come. Fearing Fire…
Stereogum | October 7, 2007 - 12:15 pm