Rejoice, Gen-X punksters of the Gold Coast, because your high school music gods Violent Femmes are hitting Miami Marketta in March 2020, in what promises to be a high octane, old school moshfest for the ages.
Violent Femmes formed in 1981 as an acoustic punk band playing on the streets of Milwaukee, with the goal was to rock harder than any other acoustic act on the planet. And I think we can all agree they succeeded.
Their eponymous first album became the first and only album in Billboard history to enter the charts as a platinum album, eight years after its release. The Femmes became a mainstay of festivals, clubs and theatres in over 30 countries worldwide in the ensuing three decades.
MTV’s “Unplugged” show was inspired by the Femmes, although they never actually appeared on it. Their raw sound and honest lyrical perspective has been cited as an influence by artists as diverse as Pink, Keith Urban, The Smiths, Nirvana, Lou Reed, John Cusack, Mark Morris, and Wim Wenders.
You can catch the guys in the perfect intimate setting when they hit Marketta on 22 March 2020. Pre-sales open up 4 October through Feel Presents. Tickets are limited, so don’t dilly dally.