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.
Milwaukee duo Nineteen Thirteen has launched a pair of new tracks, which made their world premieres on Aug. 31 at thevinyldistrict.com.
Nineteen Thirteen is high art, a pairing of two unlikely instruments and a style that is totally its own. This is a group that sounds at home at the Jazz Estate or Linneman's, but eclectically and wonderfully out-of-place on the BMO Stage. But also not.
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.
Shortly after Prince's sudden and tragic death early this afternoon, OnMilwaukee met up with Victor DeLorenzo, who had a fun story and a few thoughts to share about the late musical icon.
Milwaukee's globe-trotting troubadour Brett Newski went to South Africa, wrote some songs and came back home to record them with no less than Victor DeLorenzo. The result is a five-song disc called the "Hi-Fi D.I.Y." EP. We asked him about the new record.
With everything so loud in our world, I send out to you and yours, a most joyful and quiet whisper-out for a peaceful and safe holiday season.
This morning, the Pabst Theater Group announced two new additions to its upcoming schedule: a Turner Hall Ballroom gig from alt rockers They Might Be Giants in March, as well as adding Violent Femmes founding drummer Victor DeLorenzo to Rainn Wilson's upcoming Nov. 12 Pabst Theater performance as both moderator and the opening act along with his band Nineteen Thirteen.
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 OnMilwaukee.com.
"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.
Langhorne Slim has been at this for a while now - crisscrossing the country with kinetic live performances -- and that sweat equity is paying off. He performs with his band, The Law, at Turner Hall on Thursday night.
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.
As reported yesterday, Victor DeLorenzo has once again been kicked out of the band he co-founded, the Violent Femmes. After three reunion shows to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the band's first album - including one at Summerfest's Marcus Amphitheater - the Femmes have replaced DeLorenzo with Dresden Dolls drummer Brian Viglione.
Do you like American music? OnMilwaukee.com Publisher Andy Tarnoff does, especially when it's Milwaukee's best musical export of all time. The Violent Femmes and the Avett Brothers opened the Big Gig with a bang on Wednesday night. Here's his review.
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.