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The Lemonheads

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Asheville, NC 28801

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The Lemonheads make their long awaited debut at The Grey Eagle in Asheville NC on Friday November 5th. We're SO EXCITED for this one!

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The Lemonheads make their long awaited debut at The Grey Eagle in Asheville NC on Friday November 5th. We’re SO EXCITED for this one!
  • 8PM DOORS / 9PM SHOW
  • ALL AGES
  • STANDING ROOM

THE LEMONHEADS

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 Descendents, 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: ‘Lovey’. 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 made by beautiful people – Evan was voted one 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’ focussed 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 behaviour 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 MC5 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.

Now, a decade on, ‘Varshons 2’ sees The Lemonheads return for their tenth studio album. Evan is at the helm with producer Matthew Cullen also on guitar and siren, Come and Codeine’s Chris Brakow supplying guitar and Willy Mason and Nina Violet sitting in. It’s another mixtape in a different kitchen placing the oddball and the unsung next to The Eagles and Nick Cave. Where else could you hear the music of Tom Morgan’s short-lived Givegoods, English curmudgeons The Bevis Frond and Lucinda Williams so seamlessly joined at the hip?

HEYROCCO

Heyrocco is an American grunge band from Charleston, South Carolina, United States, formed in 2009 by guitarist/vocalist Nathan Merli, bassist Christopher Cool, and drummer Tanner Cooper. Heyrocco released their debut album, Teenage Movie Soundtrack, in June 2015 via Old Flame Records (US) and Vital Music Group (UK/Europe). In 2015, the band toured the UK/Europe behind their single release “Elsewhere” supporting UK artist The Xcerts along with a string of festival and headlining dates. The band has also toured with acts such as Grouplove, Surfer Blood, Mutemath, and Miniature Tigers. The band is currently being managed by Bedlam Music Management

SOFT KILL

Soft Kill is an american band originally from Portland (Oregon) of post-punk revival. Also, they are one of the bands that have called themselves on their personal facebook page as “sad rock”, a new musical subgenre. Emerged from the post-punk scene, they have released five albums and several singles and EPs.

An Open Door (debut album) was one of the most prestigious releases of the last ten years of the post-punk genre, receiving excellent musical reviews. Bassist and singer of influential band in the 80s, The Chameleons, Mark Burgess took an interest in their music and he sponsored them for a tour around United States in addition to putting the voice on the song “On The Inside” of his fourth album Choke.

Soft Kill have been compared with major new wave bands such as Stone Roses, The Replacements and The Chameleons

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