Violent Femmes are much more than their megahit “Blister in the Sun,” although that remains a hell of a song. The Milwaukee, Wis. punk rockers have been active off and on since 1980, always as a trio—the band currently consists of Gordon Gano, John Sparrow and Brian Ritchie. They released We Can Do Anything in March, their ninth studio album and their first in 16 years.
Paste is proud to host Violent Femmes performing live in our NYC studio this very day, and even prouder to stream their performance for you fine people via Facebook Live. Tune in via our Facebook page here at 2 p.m. EST to catch them in action, and while you’re waiting, find Paste Cloud audio below from a Violent Femmes performance at Tramps in New York City circa 1999.