WPTS Radio is giving away one pair of tickets to the Violent Femmes! They will be performing at Mr. Smalls on June 14th at 8PM (7PM doors). Tickets will be available on April 1st here. You can put your name in for a chance to win in the giveaway below.
Violent Femmes formed in 1981 as an acoustic punk band playing on the streets of Milwaukee. Their main influences at that time were Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps, and The Velvet Underground. Their goal was to rock harder than any other acoustic act on the planet. They were rejected for an audition by a local nightclub and set up outside a Pretenders gig. Chrissie Hynde asked them to open that night’s show. This gave the early Femmes a publicity boost which led to them being invited to play in NYC supporting Richard Hell. A rave review in the New York Times led eventually to a record deal, which in turn spawned worldwide touring.
This show is sold out! Ticket winners will be notified shortly.