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The Lemonheads at One Eyed Jacks 

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Ads for this second reunion tour promise a performance of It's a Shame About Ray in its entirety, "plus more." It's a humorous, if superfluous, addendum, as anyone who owns the album must already know: A spin of the Lemonheads' 1992 touchstone takes roughly the same time commitment as a syndicated rerun of 30 Rock (or Roseanne, to be more culturally appropriate). That economy of strokes is a large part of what originally endeared Evan Dando's band to the youths of America. (The dreamboat Teen Beat posters, tidal waves of backlash and years of drug abuse came later.) There isn't a wasted calloused strum or hurting blurt to be found on these dozen tracks — 13 if you count the Wayne's World 2 wedding-crashing cover of "Mrs. Robinson," which, by recent set lists, Dando apparently doesn't. Revisiting the cascading jangle of "Confetti," the Juliana Hatfield-shouted "Bit Part" and the confessional demo versions that deepened the 2008 reissue, an old flame gets rekindled, an unexpiring 20-year-old crush lodged somewhere between a less intoxicated Replacements and a more interesting Gin Blossoms. Meredith Sheldon, Lovey Dovies and KG Accidental open. Tickets $15. — Noah Bonaparte Pais

The Lemonheads

10 p.m. Wednesday

One Eyed Jacks, 615 Toulouse St., 569-8361;


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