Milwaukee's native sons, the Violent Femmes, may not be done quite yet.
The band, which has been broken up since 2009 after infighting and litigation, will reunite for Coachella 2013 on April 13 in Indio, Calif. No word yet if this is a one-off reunion or part of a bigger effort.
"I'm beyond happy to announce that Violent Femmes will be a part of the Coachella 2013 experience!" says Victor DeLorenzo, the Femmes' drummer and remaining Milwaukee resident.
"Being a fan of the group myself, I can't wait to hear the joyful racket once again come roaring out of a massive PA system."
The Violent Femmes' last album was "Freak Magnet" in 2000, but the group still draws an audience when touring.
Says DeLorenzo, who rejoined the group in 2002, "If you can, why not come out to California and join Gordon, Brian and myself, as we once again represent Milwaukee to the world."
"When I say dance, why not?" he says.
Andy is the president, publisher and founder of OnMilwaukee. He returned to Milwaukee in 1996 after living on the East Coast for nine years, where he wrote for The Dallas Morning News Washington Bureau and worked in the White House Office of Communications. He was also Associate Editor of The GW Hatchet, his college newspaper at The George Washington University.
Before launching OnMilwaukee.com in 1998 at age 23, he worked in public relations for two Milwaukee firms, most of the time daydreaming about starting his own publication.
Hobbies include running when he finds the time, fixing the rust on his '75 MGB, mowing the lawn at his cottage in the Northwoods, and making an annual pilgrimage to Phoenix for Brewers Spring Training.