Win Tickets ($60): THE LEMONHEADS “It’s a Shame About Ray” Revolution Hall | w/ Bass Drum of Death & On Being an Angel
We are giving away a pair of tickets to THE LEMONHEADS “It’s a Shame About Ray” Revolution Hall on November 26. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed November 21.
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THE LEMONHEADS “It’s a Shame About Ray”
November 26, 2022
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM | $30 | 21+
More info: event.etix.com
1300 SE Stark St., Portland, OR
Since they were formed in Boston, Mass, in 1986 by Evan Dando, the family tree of The Lemonheads has many twisted tentacles and tangential branches, and a host of one-liners etched into its bark. Anyone could be a Lemonhead but for how long who knows? Leastways they’ll be shoulder to shoulder with Evan throwing discordant chords against alt-country-tinged melodies, playing that light and dark card. Through their ranks passed Descendants, Blakes Babies, Dinosaur Jrs and members of Fuzzy.
Three raucous albums on local label Taang! In the late ‘80s led to a deal with Atlantic Records and their “grown up” fourth: ‘Lovely’. The times were a-changing. Touring that platter Evan hooked up with songwriter Tom Morgan and future bassist Nic Dalton in Australia. The seed was sewn, there was a nod to Gram and Evan’s vocals matured for some much more mellow moments; the mix was massaged. Radio-friendly singles followed, it was pop forged out of punk angst, a beautiful mix mad by beautiful people – Evan was voted on of the 50 most beautiful people by People magazine in 1993.
Subsequent albums, ‘It’s A Shame About Ray’ and “Come On Feel The Lemonheads’ focused on that Evan vocal; his turn of phrase, the curl of his lip, the couplet that became a lifestyle… and the hits followed, the radio hummed to the gorgeous ‘Into Your Arms’; national TV beckoned; Evan and his ‘heads were on Leno and Lettermen. The attention multiplied, the touring magnified, the anecdotes of self-destruction, road weariness and all too necessary poor behavior increased and by ’97 Evan was announcing the demise of his beloved Lemonheads on stage at Reading Festival.
His magnificent solo album ‘Baby, I’m Bored’ was released in 2003 – sounding even more laidback. So, to be truly unpredictable, a mere year later he was fronting the MC% before returning as The Lemonheads with a head-on collision of wordy ‘70s punk and cosmic country for 2006’s self-titled album as a new line up was bedded in.
Inspired by long time buddy Gibby Haynes of the Butthole Surfers’ mix tapes their next project was 2008’s ‘Varshons’ a collection of much-travelled covers that neatly placed Leonard Cohen next to GG Allin, Townes Van Zandt and obscure early Lemmy from his daze as part of psyche icons Sam Gopal. It also featured a cameo from Kate Moss.
I’d live to win Tix to this. That’s my favorite Lemonheads album by far.
Amazing, yes please!
I love Evan Dando, and don’t we all!
Awesome show to see
I would love to take my girlfriend to see The Lemonheads as she loved Evan Dando back in the day and I know she would love to go to this, and you would make me a hero to her as well, plus free tickets leaves me some cash for Show Bar at Rev Hall before the show and some band merch for the girlfriend.
IASAR is a quintessential ’90s album! This’ll be a great show
This should be an awesome show! Would love to see this album played start to finish.
Amazing album that takes me right back to the original NRK on my am station. Think I’ll pull my cd (yeah, I’m that old!) and give a listen.
Lemonheads at Rev hall sounds great. I’d love to win tickets
A chance to revisit the music of my teens!!! I loved this album!
SpecktacuLaR timeS & LEMONHEADs 💛🤍
Choose me choose me!
Yes please! Throw my name in
It’s a shame my car is broken… Which makes it tough to afford going to the Lemonheads. Please help me fix that! Thank you Pdxpipeline!
This would be so fun to hear an album that lived in the last tape deck I ever owned played live!
Would love to win these tix to my wife’s favorite band! Especially playing their seminal album in full.
This would be awesome to see!
Saw them 25 years ago, would love to again.
One band on.my bucket list. I would definitely drive from Hermiston to see this.
This is a must see show!
Would Love to see this.
It would be a shame if I don’t win these tickets as I am a Lemonheads fan and love Revolution Hall and Show Bar. Sure hope you pick me.
I met my wife when they did this tour at missippi studios 11 years ago. I would love to go again for a walk down memory lane.
A blast back to my teenage years. Yes please!
Love these guys . They remind my of summertime and good times in the 90’s
This world is topsy turvy. This would really make my day. Love the Lemonheads.
Please and thank you.
I want some tix please.
Xennial here who would love to see this show with my friend!
Oh, into your arms I can go if I can sway in nostalgic bliss
Lemonhead’s are my husband’s favorite band and his birthday is coming up soon. Would love to surprise him!
would love to come