Victor delorenzo

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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.

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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.

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That time Prince gifted the Violent Femmes a song

Published April 21, 2016

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.

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5 questions for singer/songwriter Brett Newski

Published Feb. 14, 2016

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.

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Earth on peace

Published Dec. 22, 2015

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.

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Pabst Theater Group adds They Might Be Giants, Victor DeLorenzo to schedule

Published Oct. 26, 2015

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.

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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 OnMilwaukee.com.

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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.

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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.

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DeLorenzo explains second ouster from Violent Femmes

Published July 16, 2013

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.

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On home turf, reunited Femmes recreate magic of first album, more

Published June 27, 2013

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.

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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.