When Josh Klinghoffer sang The Violent Femmes song “Add It Up” in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, at Summerfest on 28 June, 2017 with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, it was not the first time he had performed a Violent Femmes song live! In 2005 on New Years Eve, Josh and some friends performed a set of eight Violent Femmes songs at Coopers in Nevada City, California. They called their band “The Vo-Fauxs” for that evening’s performance.
The Vo-Fauxs consisted of Josh and his friends Adam Kline (from the band Golden Shoulders) and Dan Elkan (from the bands Them Hills, Broken Bells, and Hella). YouTube channel Filmnoize captured all eight songs on video!
Below is the song “Add It Up” which Josh, Flea, and Chad of the Red Hot Chili Peppers performed in June 2017 at Summerfest.
Here are the eight songs that The Vo-Fauxs performed on 31 December, 2005.
Add It Up
Prove My Love
Waiting For The Bus
Country Death Song
Please Do Not Go
Blister In The Sun
Here is a link to the Filmnoize YouTube channel, which also contains 2 other videos with Josh (one Dot Hacker, one with friend David Scott Stone). https://www.youtube.com/user/filmnoize/videos
If you’d like to hear the original Violent Femmes songs, most of the songs that The Vo-Fauxs performed first appeared on the self-titled album “Violent Femmes” EXCEPT the song “Waiting For The Bus” which is on the album “Violent Femmes: Add It Up 1981-1993” and “Country Death Song” which is on the album “Hallowed Ground”.
1) The Violent Femmes are from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where Summerfest was held.
2) Adam Kline’s band Golden Shoulders has had guest musicians play with them from time to time, including Jonathan Hischke from Dot Hacker and Josh Klinghoffer.
3) Dan Elkan’s band Broken Bells has also had guest musicians play with them from time to time, including Jonathan Hischke from Dot Hacker, Danger Mouse (who produced Red Hot Chili Peppers 2016 album “The Getaway”) and Nate Walcott (Red Hot Chili Peppers back-up keyboardist and trumpet player on The Getaway tour).
4) Dan Elkan’s band Hella has also had guest musician from time to time, including Jonathan Hischke from Dot Hacker.