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Amanda Palmer and Mick Harveyform Violent Femmes supergroup at MONA FOMA

If you are heading down to Hobart for the second half of the MONA FOMA Festival this weekend, you are in for one hell of a treat!

To make up for the cancellation of Death Grips debut Australia tour, Festival Director and Violent Femmes bassist Brian Ritchie will be performing his band’s classic, debut album it its entirety – with a little help from his friends.

Making up the rest of the Femmes super-group will be Amanda Palmer and partner-in-crime Brian Viglione of The Dresden Dolls, legendary former Bad Seed Mick Harvey and PJ Harvey collaborator and guitarist John Parish.

The band will be bringing their own unique twist to Femmes classics like Blister in the Sun and Add It Up on Friday January 20th at PW1, Stage 1 from 10pm.

The performance is included in the Festival Pass ($50) or Day Pass ($25). Buy tickets at the PW1 Box Office or online at www.mofo.net.au.

To mark the 20th anniversary of Nevermind last September Ritchie spoke to FasterLouder about his time on the road with Nirvana, and what that album meant to him. You can read his full account here.

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gloveg3

gloveg3 said on the 17th Jan, 2012

wow first peter hook whoring the music of joy division now bass player from violent femmes leeching off the band name and classic album.if it doesn't contain original members then its a covers band at best and without gano and delorenzo a poor imitation regardless of who plays with him.

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 17th Jan, 2012

Or a member of the band who is the festival director trying to do something cool to fill a cancellation in the lineup.

It's not like this is a tour or anything. It's a one off show.

gumbuoy

gumbuoy said on the 17th Jan, 2012

i would probably have attended this if it wasn't in 3 days time...

gloveg3

gloveg3 said on the 17th Jan, 2012

wow first peter hook destroying the music of joy division now bass player from violent femmes leeching off the band name and classic album.if it doesn't contain original members then its a covers band at best and without gano and delorenzo a poor imitation regardless of who plays with him

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 17th Jan, 2012

^ your post was stupid the first time. No need to repost it.

Stefan Beck

Stefan Beck said on the 17th Jan, 2012



It is a covers band.
At no point does anyone claim this is "The Violent Femmes Of The 21st Century" (featuring. Skrillex)
Simply a guy who WAS in the Violent Femmes trying something quirky and fun to make up for a cancellation.

Why the hell is somebody getting so butthurt about the Violent fucking Femmes in 2012?

RAMONESelaar

RAMONESelaar said on the 17th Jan, 2012

The Violent Fucking Femmes sounds like an awesomely shit hardcore band

Nosyt

Nosyt said on the 17th Jan, 2012



Blister in the wub

Wub it up

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 17th Jan, 2012



The Violent Fucking Femmes are a third wave feminist deathcore band.

postman_pm

postman_pm said on the 17th Jan, 2012

For $25..... who's complaining !!!!

Nosyt

Nosyt said on the 17th Jan, 2012

gloveg3, can't you read?

spintheblackcircle

spintheblackcircle said on the 17th Jan, 2012



You are a fool gloveg. He is getting a group of quality artists together to do something at short notice to cover for a cancellation in the middle of the festival. I think its a great idea and if i were there, i would definitely attend. I personally think it will be awesome and it's great that they are at least doing something.

Thessaly

Thessaly said on the 17th Jan, 2012


Until I saw your post, I thought it's just me seeing double. =D


I perfectly agree with what ^spintheblackcircle said.
What we have here is some good thinking in the organisation and cool artists who agreed to do this on such a short notice.