Violent Femmes singer joins Music Fest line-up

Gordon Gano, the singer/guitarist of the 1980s hit band Violent Femmes, will perform in the Jamaica Plain Music Festival on Aug. 20.

The JP connection? Gano’s sister lives in JP, and he has performed previously at the Midway Café, according to festival spokesperson Charles McEnerney. The Violent Femmes were known for such hit songs as “Blister in the Sun.”

The festival will run 1-7 p.m. at the Pinebank ballfield in Jamaica Pond Park at Perkins Street and the Jamaicaway. For a preview of a song from each band in the fest, see The full line-up of 22 JP bands includes:


Main Stage

1 p.m.: Opening ceremony

1:25 p.m.: The Model Planes

1:50 p.m.: Sweatshop

2:20 p.m.: Brief Awakening

2:50 p.m.: The Nickel & Dime Band with Rick Berlin

3:10 p.m.: Gordon Gano and Mercy Seat with the Nickel & Dime Band

3:45 p.m.: The Old Edison

4:15 p.m.: Needy Visions

4:50 p.m.: Tallahassee

5:25 p.m.: So Sol

6 p.m.: The Delta Swingers

6:25 p.m.: The Angelic Slugs

6:55 p.m.: Closing ceremony


Second Stage

1:05 p.m.: Shepardess

1:20 p.m.: Deta Galloway

1:40 p.m.: Heather Foxwell & Friends

2:05 p.m.: The Chris North Dream Quartet

2:35 p.m.: Lenny Lashley

3:30 p.m.: James Merenda & Ticklejuice

4 p.m.: Molly & Tess Pope

4:05 p.m.: Malicious Intent

4:35 p.m.: Timinandi

5:10 p.m.: Mr. Sister

5:40 p.m.: Coyote Kolb

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