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Violent Femmes and X [CANCELLED]


  • Concert

  • Friday, June 5, 8pm
  • $42.50 Advance
    $55 Week of
    $75 Preferred
  • Courtyard C or Hunter Center

This event has been cancelled. Click here to learn more.

With its self-titled, platinum-selling 1983 debut album, the Violent Femmes instantly became one of the most inventive and surprising bands of the era, brandishing a singular blend of folk and punk, sarcasm and spirituality, which made brilliant stories of anguish, shame and lust into hilariously dark tragicomedies on songs like “Blister in the Sun,” “Kiss Off,” and “Add It Up.” Seven albums later, in 2000, they took a long break — only to return with a vengeance with 2016’s We Can Do Anything, a record as sharp as their best and most iconic work. The Femmes remain one of the most exciting live bands on the planet. L.A. punk icons X, led by vocalist-bassist John Doe and guitarist Billy Zoom, will play a fierce and savage opening set.

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This show is general admission, standing room only. The preferred ticket area is located at the front of the venue and includes admission to the MASS MoCA galleries on the day of or day after the performance. This concert will be held rain or shine. 

Make it a weekend — stay with our friends at The Porches Inn at MASS MoCA, Tourists, or explore a full list of local accommodations. While you’re here check out the art at MASS MoCA — our galleries are always stacked with fresh exhibitions and preferred ticket holders receive — then head over to our neighbors at The Clark Art Institute and the Williams College Museum of Art. And don’t forget the food! Check out restaurant options in downtown North Adams or find a nosh right here on our museum campus: Lickety Split Café, Gramercy Bistro, Bright Ideas Brewing, and A-oK Berkshire Barbeque.

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