VIOLENT FEMMES – American Music Email List 1/30/2005

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Tour Dates: (new dates in red)

2/4/05 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater
Sri Lanka Tsunami Disaster Relief Concert
with Special Guest Sam Llanas of the Bodeans

AUS / NZ 2005
3/2/05 Dunedin University OUSA Union Hall
3/3/05 Canterbury University – UCSA Ballroom
3/4/05 Wellington University – Union Hall
3/6/05 Palmerston North – The Square
For further NZ show info go to the National orientation website (

3/9/05 Sydney, Enmore Theatre
3/10/05 Sydney, Macquarie University Atrium
3/11/05 Hobart City Hall
3/12/05 Launceston, Saloon Bar
3/13/05 Melbourne, The Palace Entertainment Complex
3/16/05 Yallah Woolshed
3/17/05 Newcastle, Panthers Club Nova
3/18/04 Sydney, Revesby Workers Club
3/19/05 Brisbane, Arena
3/20/05 Darwin, Discovery Nightclub
3/23/05 Rockhampton, Great Western Hotel
3/25/05 Byron Bay Blues & Roots Festival
3/26/05 Sawtell RSL
4/2/05 Fremantle -West Coast Blues & Roots Festival
4/3/05 Adelaide – Heaven Nightclub
For further tour info go to

4/22/05 Santa Barbara, CA Kramer Arena at Earl Warren

Brian Ritchie Solo Date:
2/11/05 Milwaukee, WI Artasia Gallery (Third Ward) Tsunami Benefit
Brian Tairaku Ritchie will perform on Shakuhachi, Japanese Bamboo Flute. Come hear the soothing sounds of centuries old Japanese Zen Music amongst a plethora of Buddhist and Hindu Art, Sculpture, Gongs and Furniture. Suggested donation $10. For more info: 414.220.4292 or

In This Issue:
New Tour Dates
VF Documentary Debuts at Slamdance Festival

Voted Milwaukee’s “Best Local Filmmaker,” Establishment Productions debuted a short documentary film about the Violent Femmes at this week’s Sundance alternative – The Slamdance Film Festival. Filmed by New York native and current Milwaukee resident Howie Goldklang, the ‘Acoustic Punk Rock Short Documentary’ is entitled “The Violent Femmes in American Music.” The film is one of many $99 specials debuted this week. Goldklang’s 2004 entry to Slamdance is available as a download on his site so maybe AM will be posted soon.

From a blurb in Milwaukee’s Journal Sentinel:
The film is part of the festival’s $99 Special program, in which filmmakers were given $99 and 99 days to make a film. Goldklang, a New York native, directed the film, and his wife, Carly Flynn, was the cinematographer. Goldklang said he was hoping to turn the short into a feature and would be shooting more footage at a performance of the band at a tsunami relief show at the Pabst Theater Feb. 4.
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