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      June 4, 2019

      Tuesday   8:00 PM

      887 W Marietta St NW Studio C
      Atlanta, Georgia 30318

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      The Lemonheads

      with Tommy Stinson
      SincetheywereformedinBoston,Mass,in1986byEvanDando,thefamilytreeofTheLemonheadshasmanytwistedtentaclesandtangentialbranches,andahostofone-linersetchedintoitsbark.AnyonecouldbeaLemonheadbutforhowlongwhoknows?Leastwaystheyllbeshoulder-to-shoulderwithEvanthrowingdiscordantchordsagainstalt-country-tingedmelodies,playingthatlightanddarkcard.ThroughtheirrankspassedDescendents,BlakesBabies,DinosaurJrsandmembersofFuzzy.ThreeraucousalbumsonlocallabelTaang!inthelate80sledtoadealwithAtlanticRecordsandtheirgrownupfourth:Lovey.Thetimeswerea-changing.TouringthatplatterEvanhookedupwithsongwriterTomMorganandfuturebassistNicDaltoninAustralia.Theseedwassewn,therewasanodtoGramandEvansvocalsmaturedforsomemuchmoremellow moments;themixwasmassaged.Radio-friendlysinglesfollowed,itwaspopforgedoutofpunkangst,abeautifulmixmadebybeautifulpeopleEvanwasvotedoneofthe50mostbeautifulpeoplebyPeoplemagazinein1993.Subsequentalbums,ItsAShameAboutRayandComeOnFeelTheLemonheadsfocussedonthatEvanvocal;histurnofphrase,thecurlofhislip,thecoupletthatbecamealifestyleandthehitsfollowed,theradiohummedtothegorgeousIntoYourArms;nationalTVbeckoned;EvanandhisheadswereonLenoandLettermen.Theattentionmultiplied,thetouringmagnified,theanecdotesofself-destruction,roadwearinessandalltoonecessarypoorbehaviourincreasedandby97EvanwasannouncingthedemiseofhisbelovedLemonheadsonstageatReadingFestival.HismagnificentsoloalbumBaby,ImBoredwasreleasedin2003soundingevenmorelaidback.So,tobetrulyunpredictable,amereyearlaterhewasfrontingTheMC5beforereturningasTheLemonheadswithahead-oncollisionofwordy70spunkandcosmiccountryfor2006sself-titledalbumasanewlineupwasbeddedin.InspiredbylongtimebuddyGibbyHaynesoftheButtholeSurfersmixtapestheirnextprojectwas2008sVarshonsacollectionofmuch-travelledcoversthatneatlyplacedLeonardCohennexttoGGAllin,TownesVanZandtandobscureearlyLemmyfromhisdazeaspartofpsycheiconsSamGopal.ItalsofeaturedacameofromKateMoss.Now,adecadeon,Varshons2seesTheLemonheadsreturnfortheirtenthstudioalbum.EvanisatthehelmwithproducerMatthewCullenalsoonguitarandsiren,ComeandCodeinesChrisBrakowsupplyingguitarandWillyMasonandNinaVioletsittingin.ItsanothermixtapeinadifferentkitchenplacingtheoddballandtheunsungnexttoTheEaglesandNickCave.WhereelsecouldyouhearthemusicofTomMorgansshort-livedGivegoods,EnglishcurmudgeonsTheBevisFrondandLucindaWilliamssoseamlesslyjoinedatthehip?

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