Ticket alert: Violent Femmes at Rumsey Playfield

The seminal ’80s alternative band plays its first NYC gig in nearly a decade this fall.

Heads up, fans of ’80s alterna-rock: The Violent Femmes are coming to NYC for the first time in nearly a decade; the band will play at Central Park's Rumsey Playfield on September 12, and presale tickets will be released tomorrow (June 20) at 10am. To snag a pair, use the code BLISTER.

How did you become familiar with the band? For us, it was the scene in My So-Called Life when Angela Chase realizes she's finally over Jordan Catalano, and dances around her bedroom to "Blister in the Sun." Perhaps it was Ethan Hawke singing "Add It Up" in Reality Bites? Or maybe, y'know, you were just a fan of the group when they first came out. That's cool too.

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