Nineteen thirteen


DeLorenzo offers Femmes fans an Easter egg with "Trancephone" EP

Published March 18, 2020

It's been a while since Victor DeLorenzo released a solo album. One of the founding members of the Violent Femmes, and now half of the duo Nineteen Thirteen, DeLorenzo has put his attention toward the former: a unique blend of drums and cello that you have to hear to believe. But the itch to record something with more than two instruments brought DeLorenzo back into the attic studio behind his East Side home.


Nineteen Thirteen's full-length debut is a moody, ethereal soundtrack

Published May 12, 2016

While in the past, Milwaukee's Nineteen Thirteen drew on other talents, by the time it set out to record its new CD, Janet Schiff and Victor DeLorenzo were going it alone. "Music for Time Travel" is released Friday, May 13 at The Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend.


Showing off

Published July 9, 2015

Hello, I'm Victor DeLorenzo and I'd like to ask you to please give my new column, "Showoff with Victor DeLorenzo," a look see when it debuts next month, right here on


Nineteen Thirteen crosses time, space with "Summertime" cover

Published June 22, 2015

"Summertime" is a great song - so great that it's been covered 25,000 times since George Gershwin wrote it in 1934. One of the more enchanting - and special - versions of the jazz standard has just dropped from Nineteen Thirteen, an enigma of a Milwaukee band. Featuring Victor DeLorenzo on percussion and Janet Schiff on cello as its two permanent members, you almost have to see this group to believe it.


Six questions for Nineteen Thirteen

Published July 26, 2013

Nineteen Thirteen, the eclectic and beautiful chamber rock trio from Milwaukee, is throwing a new single release party this Saturday at The Jazz Estate. We caught up with Janet Schiff, who plays cello (Victor DeLorenzo is on percussion, and Scott Johnson is on drums) for a quick interview in advance.


Milwaukee Talks: Violent Femmes drummer Victor DeLorenzo

Published April 2, 2013

Victor DeLorenzo may be best known for his drumming in the iconic Violent Femmes, but he always has a wide range of other projects in the works. In this Milwaukee Talks covnersation, he shares info about his new album that was nine years in the making, Femmes' history and how the Summerfest concert got leaked.


A cello turns 100

Published Jan. 13, 2013

In 1913, Milwaukee musician Janet Schiff's cello was crafted in Transylvania, Romania, by a man named Babos Bela. Hence, 2013 marks the cello's 100th birthday and Schiff is ready to celebrate.