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Violent Femmes don't disappoint in Detroit

It's been 41 years since the Violent Femmes released their self titled debut album in 1983. Their second album, Hallowed Ground was released in 1984 making this year the 40th anniversary.

Despite all this time, Violent Femmes have still been able to remain talked about because of their timeless sound while re-listening to their albums, or while seeing them live. Much like other bands that are mentioned, when Violent Femmes are brought up, much like The Cure or Echo and the Bunnymen, they still sound just like they did in 1985.

Gordon Gano still hits every note, and the instruments still have that signature touch that they had in the studio. The band had no opener, and started the show playing the entirely of Hallowed Ground. They then took an intermission and played the fan favorite album, "Violent Femmes". They played this complete album as well. Highlights of the show included Blister in the Sun, Kiss Off, and Add it Up. The crowd lit up during this set and sang every word along with the band. They then ended with an encore.

The concert was a complete treat to see! So if you get the chance, I would highly recommend spending a night with the Violent Femmes!


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