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The Violent Femmes Return with “Hotel Last Resort”
New Albums

The Violent Femmes Return with “Hotel Last Resort”

Since their reunion and 2016’s “We Can Do Anything,” The Violent Femmes have been on a roll. Now they’re continuing that momentum with a new album called “Hotel Last Resort.” Bassist Brian Ritchie says it’s their best work in 25 years.

The Violent Femmes Unveil Fall Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

The Violent Femmes Unveil Fall Tour Dates

The Violent Femmes have announced a new set of fall tour dates. Starting October 26th at Mr. Smalls Theatre in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the trio will visit New York, Boston, Montreal, Toronto, Detroit, and Michigan during the trek. The band is, of course, driven in part by the unmistakable acoustic bass guitar of Brian Ritchie. Check out this performance of their...

Violent Femmes Release “Two Mics & The Truth: Unplugged & Unhinged In America”
New Albums

Violent Femmes Release “Two Mics & The Truth: Unplugged & Unhinged In America”

After releasing a long-awaited studio album last year, Violent Femmes have returned with a follow-up live album. Two Mics & The Truth: Unplugged & Unhinged In America captures the band over the past year at sessions for radio stations across the country. Anchored by bassist Brian Ritchie, the album is filled with songs from their entire catalog, including past hits...

Violent Femmes Back With First Full-Length Album in a Decade and a Half
New Albums

Violent Femmes Back With First Full-Length Album in a Decade and a Half

Violent Femmes have released their first full-length studio album in 16 years. We Can Do Anything, features the alternative band’s founding bassist Brian Ritchie. Best known for classic 1980s songs like “Blister in the Sun” and “Kiss Off,” the group’s previous album, Freak Magnet, was released in 2000. The album, the band’s ninth, was recorded Brooklyn, Nashville, Los Angeles, Milwaukee...