Tag: Brian Ritchie

Listen: Violent Femmes, ‘Another Chorus’ — jaunty second single off ‘Hotel Last Resort’

Listen: Violent Femmes, ‘Another Chorus’ — jaunty second single off ‘Hotel Last Resort’

The Violent Femmes are back with the second single off their upcoming full-length Hotel Last Resort, the band’s 10th studio album and first in three years — and the first recorded by the group’s new four-piece lineup. Check out “Another Chorus” and the Femmes’ upcoming tour dates right here.

Violent Femmes announce new album ‘Hotel Last Resort’ — hear the title track

Violent Femmes announce new album ‘Hotel Last Resort’ — hear the title track

The Violent Femmes this summer will release Hotel Last Resort, the band’s 10th studio album and first in three years — and the first recorded by the group’s new four-piece lineup. The record is preceded by the title track, featuring Television’s Tom Verlaine, which you can stream here. Full details ahead.

Watch: Violent Femmes bring ‘American Music,’ ‘Kiss Off’ to ‘CBS This Morning’

Watch: Violent Femmes bring ‘American Music,’ ‘Kiss Off’ to ‘CBS This Morning’

The Violent Femmes’ co-headlining tour of the U.S. with Echo & The Bunnymen got underway last week, and while the band was in New York, the trio stopped by “CBS This Morning” for an interview and live session that aired on the morning show’s Saturday edition. Watch all of that right here.

Dresden Dolls’ Brian Vigilone replaces Victor DeLorenzo in reunited Violent Femmes

Dresden Dolls’ Brian Vigilone replaces Victor DeLorenzo in reunited Violent Femmes

The Violent Femmes have only played a handful of shows since reuniting this past April, but the band’s already experienced a major lineup shake-up: Drummer Victor DeLorenzo — who promised the band’s Coachella reunion would be a “monstrous thing of beauty” — is out, replaced by Brian Vigilone of The Dresden Dolls.

Reunited Violent Femmes to play New York City’s Central Park in September

Reunited Violent Femmes to play New York City’s Central Park in September

The Violent Femmes are taking a somewhat low-key approach to their recent reunion, having followed up their appearance at Coachella this past April with only a few more scheduled, mostly festival-type shows. But the band has just announced a concert in New York’s Central Park.

Video: Violent Femmes play debut album at Coachella — watch full hour-long reunion set

Video: Violent Femmes play debut album at Coachella — watch full hour-long reunion set

The reunited Violent Femmes — Gordon Gano, Victor DeLorenzo and Brian Ritchie — played their first show in five years Saturday when the band used its Coachella slot to perform its beloved 1983 debut album front-to-back. You can now watch the full set via this capture of the festival’s webcast.

Violent Femmes on Coachella reunion: ‘It will be a monstrous thing of beauty’

Violent Femmes on Coachella reunion: ‘It will be a monstrous thing of beauty’

It’s been nearly a week since the Coachella lineup was unveiled, and there’s little elaboration on one of this year’s surprises: the unlikely reunion of the Violent Femmes for the two-weekend California festival this April, something once thought impossible because of the bad blood engendered over a Wendy’s TV commercial.

Video: Dresden Dolls, Mick Harvey, Brian Ritchie perform Violent Femmes’ debut

Video: Dresden Dolls, Mick Harvey, Brian Ritchie perform Violent Femmes’ debut

On Friday night at the MONA FOMA Festival in Tasmania, former Violent Femmes bassist Brian Ritchie and an ad-hoc supergroup featuring The Dresden Dolls, former Bad Seeds multi-instrumentalist Mick Harvey and PJ Harvey collaborator John Parish performed the Femmes’ classic 1983 self-titled debut album in its entirety.

Brian Ritchie enlists The Dresden Dolls, Mick Harvey to perform Violent Femmes’ debut

Brian Ritchie enlists The Dresden Dolls, Mick Harvey to perform Violent Femmes’ debut

Former Violent Femmes bassist Brian Ritchie has assembled an ad-hoc supergroup featuring The Dresden Dolls, former Bad Seeds multi-instrumentalist Mick Harvey and PJ Harvey collaborator John Parish to perform the Femmes’ classic 1983 self-titled debut album at the MONA FOMA Festival in Tasmania on Friday.

Midnight Oil’s Peter Garrett demoted by Australian PM over insulation scandal

Midnight Oil’s Peter Garrett demoted by Australian PM over insulation scandal

Ex-Midnight Oil frontman Peter Garrett’s political career hasn’t been going so great lately, and things went from bad to worse today when Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd demoted the former rocker over a “bungled home-insulation scheme,” according to Reuters.

Midnight Oil, Violent Femmes members form instrumental surf-rock band The Break

Midnight Oil, Violent Femmes members form instrumental surf-rock band The Break

Three members of disbanded Aussie rock powerhouse Midnight Oil — drummer Rob Hirst and guitarists Jim Moginie and Martin Rotsey — and ex-Violent Femmes bassist Brian Ritchie this week announced the formation of The Break, a mostly instrumental surf-rock combo whose debut is due this spring.