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Violent Femmes serve up more than nostalgia at Summerfest

Published July 8, 2016

The thousands of us who came to the Violent Femmes' show Thursday night at Summerfest were attracted for many of the same reasons. But mostly, we came to connect with the trio that made Milwaukee music famous.

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DeLorenzo explains second ouster from Violent Femmes

Published July 16, 2013

As reported yesterday, Victor DeLorenzo has once again been kicked out of the band he co-founded, the Violent Femmes. After three reunion shows to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the band's first album - including one at Summerfest's Marcus Amphitheater - the Femmes have replaced DeLorenzo with Dresden Dolls drummer Brian Viglione.

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On home turf, reunited Femmes recreate magic of first album, more

Published June 27, 2013

Do you like American music? OnMilwaukee.com Publisher Andy Tarnoff does, especially when it's Milwaukee's best musical export of all time. The Violent Femmes and the Avett Brothers opened the Big Gig with a bang on Wednesday night. Here's his review.

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Roller digs into the spirit of "Milwaukee Garage Bands"

Published Feb. 18, 2013

Milwaukee has always had a good rock and roll scene. Sure, there have been ups and downs, but the three-chords-and-the-truth spirit has been fueling Brew City garage bands from the days of The Bonnevilles and The Nomads in the 1950s through today. If you don't believe me, check out local musician Peter Roller's new book, "Milwaukee Garage Bands: Generations of Grassroots Rock."

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