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Violent Femmes


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Birth Place: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
Years Active: 1980-2009
Genres: Alternative Rock, Post-punk

Violent Femmes were an American alternative rock band that existed from 1980 to 2009, originally formed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The band performed as a trio, including singer, guitarist and songwriter Gordon Gano, bassist Brian Ritchie, and two drummers, Victor DeLorenzo (1980–1993/2002–2009) and Guy Hoffman (1993–2002). They released their debut, “Violent Femmes,” in November 1982. The music was an innovative combination of American folk music and punk rock, which would much later come to be known as "folk punk." The group quickly gained a following that never veered into mainstream commercialism. A few songs that gained recognition include "Add It Up," "Blister in the Sun," "Gon... Continue Bio >>


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