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Trading 4s with KSPRZK on the bongos in Fresno. Photo: Dr. Varuni Kulasekera

Violent Femmes Tour Diary #6 By Brian Ritchie

by Brian Ritchie

Violent Femmes North American tour has left Texas and crossed the United States into Nevada, Arizona and onto California. Violent Femmes co-founder and bass player Brian Ritchie is keeping you personally informed about the tour at Noise11.com.

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Violent Femmes Tour Diary #5 from Brian Ritchie

by Brian Ritchie

As Violent Femmes are touring the USA, Femmes co-founder and bass player has been checking into Noise11.com with updates along the way.

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The Violent Femmes onstage in St. Louis. (L-R Gordon Gano, Blaise Garza, BR, John Sparrow) Photo: KSPRZK

Brian Ritchie’s Violent Femmes Tour Diary No 4

by Brian Ritchie

The Violent Femmes will travel through New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and then Washington DC this week on their two month North American tour with Flogging Molly.

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Violent Femmes play The Stone Pony outdoor stage

Violent Femmes 40th Anniversary Tour Diary by Brian Ritchie #3 – Life Is An Adventure

by Brian Ritchie

Violent Femmes are touring North America. This week the show winds through Chicago, Pittsburgh, Boston, Rochester and Saratoga Springs.

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Brian Ritchie of The Violent Femmes Recording for Kevin Hearn’s Sun Ra Tribute at DVs Perversion Room 2

Brian Ritchie’s Noise11 Violent Femmes 40th Anniversary Tour Diary #2

by Brian Ritchie

The Violent Femmes are on tour across America.

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Violent Femmes 40th Anniversary Tour Diary #1 by Brian Ritchie

by Brian Ritchie

Violent Femmes North American tour kicks off today in St Louis. As the Femmes tour America’s Violent Femmes’ bass player and co-founder Brian Ritchie has kindly agreed to post his tour diary to Noise11.com for you all to read.

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Violent Femmes ‘Why Do Birds Sing’ Gets A 30th Anniversary Make-Over

by Paul Cashmere

Violent Femmes fifth album ‘Why Do Birds Sing’ has been expanded with a chunk of previously unreleased material to mark the 30th anniversary of its release.

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Brian Ritchie receives Art Award for Excellence for his work in Tasmania

by Paul Cashmere

Mona Foma curator and bass player for Violent Femmes Brian Ritchie has been honored with an APRA AMCOS Art Award recognizing his contribution to the Australian music sector as a performer, curator and mentor.

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2019 Art Music Awards Finalists Revealed And Brian Ritchie is one of them

by Paul Cashmere

Violent Femmes’ Brian Ritchie has been nominated for the Excellence by an Individual Award at the 2019 APRA AMCOS Art Music Awards.

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Mona Foma Announce Dates For New Home In Launceston

by Paul Cashmere

Mona Foma has revealed first dates for its new location of Launceston with a money-back guarantee for Southern Tasmanians.

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Violent Femmes’ Brian Ritchie Recognised As a Major Force In Australian Culture

by Paul Cashmere

When Violent Femmes bass player Brian Ritchie migrated to Australia in 2008 he immediately began rebooting Australian culture. Those 10 years of contributions to the Australian entertainment industry have paid off with Brian receiving two nominations in the prestigious upcoming Helpmann Awards.

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R.I.P. Steve Mackay, The Stooges, Violent Femmes 1949-2015

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Steve Mackay, the saxophonist who played with the Stooges along with a wide range of other artists, has died at the age of 66.

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Amanda Palmer, Paul Kelly Announced For MOFO 2015

by Paul Cashmere

MOFO will return Hobart in January with Amanda Palmer returning to the event as well as Paul Kelly with a line-up once again curated by Brian Ritchie.

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The new Violent Femmes lineup with Brian Viglione, Noise11, Photo

Violent Femmes First Aussie Reunion Shows For Falls Festival

by Paul Cashmere

The Falls Festival has secured the return of the Violent Femmes for this year’s event.

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The new Violent Femmes lineup with Brian Viglione, Noise11, Photo

Dresden Dolls Drummer Brian Viglione Joins The Violent Femmes

by Paul Cashmere

Former Dresden Dolls drummer Brian Viglione is the new drummer for The Violent Femmes replacing Victor DeLorenzo who announced his departure today.

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The Break Forced To Postpone Sydney Show

by Paul Cashmere

The Break have been forced to postpone their show in Sydney on Saturday due to a serious family illness.

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Engelbert Humperdinck - image by Ros O'Gorman, Photo, Noise11

Engelbert Humperdinck Announces Australian Tour

by Paul Cashmere

Engelbert Humperdinck will return to Australia for shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Newcastle in July.

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Engelbert Humperdinck Adds Smokey Robinson To His List Of Stars For Duets Record

by Paul Cashmere

Music legend Engelbert Humperdinck has been in the studio in Los Angeles working on a duet with Motown legend Smokey Robinson. The collaboration is the next piece in the puzzle we know will eventually be a duets album from Engelbert.

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Engelbert Humperdinck Congratulates Bonnie Tyler For Eurovision

by Paul Cashmere

Music legend Engelbert Humperdinck has sent a personal message to Bonnie Tyler after she was named the UK representative for the Eurovision song contest this year.

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Engelbert Humperdinck, Brian Ritchie: Photo By Ros O'Gorman photo

The Break Featuring Engelbert Humperdinck Song To Be Released

by Paul Cashmere

Engelbert Humperdinck has teamed with the former members of Midnight Oil, Violent Femmes and Hunters & Collectors for the second The Break album.

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Brian Ritchie, Photo: Ros O'Gorman

Violent Femmes Reunion Is Big News In Milwaukee

by Paul Cashmere

The people of the City of Milwaukee are pretty excited that their favourite sons The Violent Femmes are getting back together.

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Hoodoo Gurus - Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo

Mona Bushfire Fundraiser To Feature Hoodoo Gurus, Evan Dando, The Break

by Paul Cashmere

Mona in Hobart has announced the Mona Bushfire Fundraiser for next Monday with The Hoodoo Gurus, The Break and Evan Dando part of the bill.

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Engelbert Humperdinck, Brian Ritchie: Photo By Ros O'Gorman photo

Engelbert Humperdinck Burns The Midnight Oil With The Break

by Paul Cashmere

Music legend Engelbert Humperdinck has re-recorded one of his 60s songs ‘Ten Guitars’ with The Break, featuring members of Midnight Oil and Violent Femmes.

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Brian Ritchie – From Violent Femmes To Artistic MOFO

by Claire Hennekam

Speaking at AWME on Saturday, Brian Ritchie shared his transition from the Violent Femmes, to the shakuhachi to MONA FOMA, while questioning the idea of world music as a genre and explaining why silence is sometimes good for us.

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Brian Ritchie - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Brian Ritchie Is Keynote Speaker At AWME Conference Today

by Paul Cashmere

Brian Ritchie, Violent Femmes and The Break bass player, will address the Australasian Worldwide Music Expo in Melbourne today about “his other job”m the curator of MONA FOMA in Hobart.

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Brian Ritchie And Michael Chugg To Deliver AWME Keynotes

by Paul Cashmere

Former Violent Femmes bass player Brian Ritchie and promoter Michael Chugg have been announced as the keynote speakers for the Australasian Worldwide Music Expo (AWME) in Melbourne in November.

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David Byrne To Headline Mona Foma

by Paul Cashmere

Former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne will head to Tasmania to headline the Mona Foma Festival in Hobart in January.

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Brian Ritchie To Perform In Slovenia With Australian Chamber Orchestra

by Paul Cashmere

Brian Ritchie, formerly of the Violent Femmes and now with Australia’s The Break, has a new group … the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

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Brian Ritchie To Play Benefit For Wisconsin Sikh Temple

by Paul Cashmere

Brian Ritchie, the former bass player Violent Femmes now with Aussie band The break, will perform at benefit concert this weekend for the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.

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Brian Ritchie Puts Violent Femmes Supergroup Together For Mona Foma

by Paul Cashmere

The Mona Foma Festival in Hobart this week has had a last minute addition. Festival Director Brian Ritchie has put together a Violent Femmes supergroup featuring members of Dresden Dolls and PJ Harvey’s band.

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