Violent Femmes reflect on the ups and downs making decades of music together – CBS News

The group first gained notice in 1981 when they were spotted busking outside a Milwaukee arena by The Pretenders, who were playing there that night.”

And suddenly we saw these British people and Chrissie Hynde, like, almost observing us. And they invited us to open the show, which was tremendous,” Ritchie said.

I had never heard this part of their “discovery” before, so cool!  Sounds like something Ms. Hynde would do 🙂

Source: Violent Femmes reflect on the ups and downs making decades of music together – CBS News