Beyond providing the soundtrack to countless college-party shout-alongs of "Blister in the Sun
," Violent Femmes created a legacy of quirky sonic experiments wrapped in wry, hilarious pop songs during the band's heyday. Now, the Midwest crew is getting ready to release its first new full-length album in 15 years, We Can Do Anything
, on March 4, and they'll accompany it with a tour that stops in Spokane this spring.
Violent Femmes will play the Knitting Factory on Tuesday, May 17, according to a press release from the band. Tickets will go on sale this Friday
at 10 am, and are $32.50 in advance.
Still led by founders Gordon Gano and Brian Ritchie, the Femmes will make their first network TV appearance in 16 years on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday, and a new song, "Memory," is already garnering praise for the Femmes' new music.
You can hear "Memory" right here:
The Knitting Factory is also bringing Leon Russell
back to town for a show on Monday, May 16. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday as well, and are $30 in advance.