Violent Femmes play Summerfest 2013. This time, it won't be on a "free" stage. The band will perform on the Marcus Amphitheater stage on June 26. Playing along with these home town heroes will be none other than the Avett Brothers. Both bands are performing at a few other events this summer, so why not invite them to the "World's Largest Music Festival." Opening for these two headline acts will be Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, with Ivan & Alyosha. That's a ton of music!
The Violent Femmes have been Milwaukee's "on again - off again" band going back to the 1980's. Still, their fan base has come to understand that the Femmes tend to pop back up when the time is right. The band just performed at Coachella, and will be hitting the Bottlerock stage in Napa California. Their Milwaukee date might be the last for a while. Who knows, it's the Femmes way of coming and going.
The Avett Brothers are working their way through a long spring and summer tour. The band started this current run on March 1, traveling across Europe. Some of their more interesting show dates include two nights at Red Rocks, Forecastle Festival, and the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival in Fredericton Canada.
Is this match up of country rock and quirky Femmes music a good match? We say yes!