Still Staining Sheets 

You guys loved "Blister in the Sun" so much, you probably never stopped to consider the subject matter of the Violent Femmes' most popular song, churning up angst and oily-skinned sexual frustrations since 1983. The Femmes retain cult popularity 20-plus years later as a punk landmark and general go-to band for undirected anger. They've spent the last few years doing solo work or releasing stuff recorded long ago, back when Gordon Gano's voice came out like a high-energy trumpet blown through the nose. How times have changed, friends! Now it's more a high-energy coronet. Nevertheless, the Violent Femmes soldier on, coming to Shockoe Bottom Saturday, Aug. 12, for Y101's TikiPalooza with Richmond's own Four Stories, Foundation Band, Conshafter and Gill, 3:30-10 p.m. on 18th Street. Tickets are $12-$17. 330-5700. S

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