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.


From our sponsors:
THE LEMONHEADS “It’s a Shame About Ray”
November 26, 2022
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM | $30 | 21+
More info:

Revolution Hall
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.




  1. Brent Gummow on November 1, 2022 at 9:46 am

    I’d live to win Tix to this. That’s my favorite Lemonheads album by far.

  2. W on November 1, 2022 at 12:22 pm

    Amazing, yes please!

  3. Daniel on November 1, 2022 at 12:24 pm

    I love Evan Dando, and don’t we all!

  4. Cory on November 1, 2022 at 12:24 pm

    Awesome show to see

  5. Michael on November 1, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    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.

  6. Hunter M on November 1, 2022 at 5:44 pm

    IASAR is a quintessential ’90s album! This’ll be a great show

  7. E.K. on November 1, 2022 at 9:53 pm

    This should be an awesome show! Would love to see this album played start to finish.

  8. Mollie on November 2, 2022 at 12:20 pm

    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.

  9. Dawn on November 3, 2022 at 11:35 am

    Lemonheads at Rev hall sounds great. I’d love to win tickets

  10. Franny on November 3, 2022 at 3:38 pm

    A chance to revisit the music of my teens!!! I loved this album!

  11. Sunny Lewis on November 3, 2022 at 4:07 pm

    SpecktacuLaR timeS & LEMONHEADs 💛🤍

  12. Chimmy on November 3, 2022 at 4:36 pm

    Choose me choose me!

  13. Elfina Alongi on November 6, 2022 at 4:56 pm

    Yes please! Throw my name in

  14. David on November 7, 2022 at 6:34 pm

    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!

  15. Jason on November 8, 2022 at 12:36 pm

    This would be so fun to hear an album that lived in the last tape deck I ever owned played live!

  16. Zac on November 8, 2022 at 3:22 pm

    Would love to win these tix to my wife’s favorite band! Especially playing their seminal album in full.

  17. YB on November 9, 2022 at 9:49 am

    This would be awesome to see!

  18. Robert Gronotte on November 9, 2022 at 10:50 pm

    Saw them 25 years ago, would love to again.

  19. Steve Russell on November 10, 2022 at 6:26 pm

    One band bucket list. I would definitely drive from Hermiston to see this.

  20. Scott G on November 11, 2022 at 7:58 am

    This is a must see show!

  21. Carol Trekas on November 12, 2022 at 11:37 am

    Would Love to see this.

  22. Mike S. on November 13, 2022 at 10:36 am

    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.

  23. Jared W on November 14, 2022 at 11:57 am

    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.

  24. Rebma on November 15, 2022 at 12:42 pm

    A blast back to my teenage years. Yes please!

  25. Teresa Morningstar on November 15, 2022 at 12:48 pm

    Love these guys . They remind my of summertime and good times in the 90’s

  26. Danielle on November 15, 2022 at 1:17 pm

    This world is topsy turvy. This would really make my day. Love the Lemonheads.

  27. Matthew on November 17, 2022 at 2:44 pm

    Please and thank you.

  28. Zachary Swigart on November 17, 2022 at 4:33 pm


  29. Al on November 18, 2022 at 5:22 am

    I want some tix please.

  30. Lydia on November 18, 2022 at 3:53 pm

    Xennial here who would love to see this show with my friend!

  31. Heather on November 19, 2022 at 2:56 pm

    Oh, into your arms I can go if I can sway in nostalgic bliss

  32. Marie on November 20, 2022 at 11:56 am

    Lemonhead’s are my husband’s favorite band and his birthday is coming up soon. Would love to surprise him!

  33. leonard on November 21, 2022 at 6:20 pm

    would love to come

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