Milwaukee, Wisconsin is not the first American city you think of when you want to identify cities bands would come out of. And yet, that is exactly where Violent Femmes began. They got together initially in 1980 and worked pretty continuously until 2009, took a break and then got back together in 2013. Slotted into the folk punk sub genre, Violent Femmes has released nine studio albums and are largely known for the hit single “Blister in the Sun”.
In the 80s Violent Femmes was considered one of the most successful alternative bands operating in the U.S. As time passed they never recreated that level of success, but definitely have remained pertinant on the Modern Rock charts.
They are a great band to see live as they add plenty to their usual roster. On stage they travel with a variety of friends and musicians to round out their sound. Trumpets, trombones, flute, clarinet, saxophone, kazoo, and percussion provide an almost jam band sound to the whole affair.
This general admission show is sold out.
-Date: October 31, 2018
-Ticket Purchase: www.ticketmaster.ca
-Show Time: 8:00 p.m. (Doors @ 6:30 p.m.)
-Opening Act: Your Smith