Update 10/29/12: Rumor confirmed. After performing this past weekend with Dirty Femmes at the Larimer Lounge, Violent Femmes frontman Gordon Gano is staying in town for an encore performance with the Denver tribute band this Friday, November 2, at the Oriental with Hell's Belles and MF Ruckus. According to Korte, "Our response was overwhelming on Friday, and I know, not only for myself, it was impressive to see the man himself singing these songs with local musicians." Keep reading to see two songs from Gano and the Dirty Femmes' set at Larimer this past Friday.
Keep reading our original item, posted 10/25/12.
When the Dirty Femmes, one of Denver's more interesting tribute bands, returns this weekend for a show at the Larimer Lounge, they'll be joined by a very special guest. While Jen Korte always delivers a killer impression of Violent Femmes' singer Gordon Gano, at the Larimer she and her bandmates will be joined on stage by none other than the man himself, bending the physical laws of post-modernism by allowing tribute band and the progenitor on stage at the same time.
Following The Dirty Femmes' hi-dive performance last spring, a mutual acquaintance gave Gano Korte's phone number, after which he called and asked about the Dirty Femmes, which ultimately lead to this Friday's unlikely (and totally awesome) collaboration.
"He called and was like, 'Hey, I just wanted to introduce myself," recalls Korte. "I thanked him for his contribution to music and what his album meant to me. He said thank you and asked to hear the music -- so I sent him some tracks from the live show."
After making loose plans to meet up again, fate had it that Gano would be in town during the Dirty Femmes show -- and the Femmes just happened to need a violin player, a role Gano was capable of filling. "He dropped in on one of our practices, and brought his fiddle. We just gelled and played together for a few hours. And then he's like -- I'll see you on Friday!"
Rumor has it that Gano will be performing with the Dirty Femmes not only at the Larimer Lounge this Friday, but with them during their show on Friday, November 2, when the outfit shares a bill with the all female AC/DC cover band, Hells Belles, at the Oriental -- though nothing is confirmed either way on this yet.