Tag: Violent Femmes

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.

New releases: New Living Colour album, Ministry remixed, Damned deluxe edition

New releases: New Living Colour album, Ministry remixed, Damned deluxe edition

Record Rack: A weekly round-up of the pertinent new albums, reissues and/or box sets due out Tuesday. ARTIST: Living Colour RELEASE: The Chair in the […]

SXSW 2009: Slicing Up Eyeballs’ guide to the South By Southwest Music Festival

SXSW 2009: Slicing Up Eyeballs’ guide to the South By Southwest Music Festival

While colossal European-style destination festivals like Coachella and Bonnaroo have been all the rage in recent years, there’s still no better place to experience live […]