This is the improbable but true story of how the Pretenders launched Violent Femmes from sidewalk trio to one of the most successful alt bands of all time.
Poking fun at a person in order to develop a bond of familiarity is a delicate art that requires charm and panache.
Milwaukee’s renowned Summerfest is back for another go-round, and this year's festival runs from June 26 to July 7 at the scenic Henry Maier Festival Park. More than 800 bands from all genres -- rock, country, pop, alternative, R&B reggae, etc. -- are set to perform at the 11-day bash, including the Avett Brothers, fun. and Violent Femmes.
Does the acoustic guitar progression that opens the new commercial for Hewlett-Packard's DV6T laptop sound familiar? To any fan of the genre known back in the '80s as "college rock" or "progressive rock," it certainly should