Gordon Gano

Brian Ritchie discusses life in Australia and the Violent Femmes’ latest LP. The band plays South Milwaukee for the first time ever this month. Read more

Music Feature


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Juggling old and new songs, the Violent Femmes’ Summerfest set was a mixed bag in the best possible sense. Read more

Concert Reviews


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The Violent Femmes are preparing to release their first album of new material in more than 15 years, We Can Do Anything , and today we get to hear our first taste of it. NPR Music has premiered a track from the record, "Memory," and it's as concis.. Read more

On Music

There’sgood reason to be skeptical about new Violent Femmes music. The band has shownlittle interest in recording since their last album, 2000’s Freak Magnet , tanked both critically andcommercially, and their recent reunion has left a sour tas.. Read more

On Music

No one was more surprised than Violent Femmes’ drummer Victor DeLorenzo when the play button was pressed and the band’s six-year pause ended. “Gordon [Gano] called me last October, on John Lennon’s birthday Read more

Music Feature

Given Victor DeLorenzo's busy schedule, little wonder it took nine years to complete his latest solo album. According to him, his eponymous album was originally intended as a percussion extravaganza, and evidence of Read more

Album Reviews

Over the past several years, Dean Jensen gathered important artworks from six internationally renowned painters with ties to Wisconsin. The result is “Wisconsin Moderns,” a museum-quality exhibition at the Dean Jensen Gallery featuring the ... Read more

Visual Arts

Lush, saturated colors characterize the paintings and photographs of two female artists at Dean Jensen Gallery in the dual exhibitions “Claire Stigliani: Through a Looking-Glass” and “Susan Worsham: Southern Gothic.” The artists&rs Read more

Visual Arts

The Violent Femmes may or may not be done for good, but singer Gordon Gano has continued making music. This September, he'll release his second solo album, Under the Sun, on Yep Roc records. The record pairs him with "The Ryans," a pair of New Yor.. Read more

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