Written By | Klarque Garrison
Where else in the musical ethos can you be entertained on a Tuesday night by 2 legendary 80’s iconic musician and band? At 7pm on an overcast night fans started piling into one of Atlanta’s perfect venues for a night like this. Terminal West at King Plow Art Center a converted Plow factory makes for a very unique intimate experience. On this night, we the fans both old and new got to take in Guns N Roses’ guitarist Tommy Stinson and alternative rock band The Lemonheads.
The first set started off in classic Rock fashion with Tommy jumping on stage seemingly with no warm up at all; starting with guitar flaring only to stop and realize he hasn’t greeted his followers. In gruff rock fashion Mr. Stinson asks “How ya’ll doing tonight”; and in response, the audience roars shouting out “We Love You Tommy!” Tommy starts up again getting right to where he left and away we go. There is simply nothing better than a rock legend, his guitar and a familiar voice. We Love You Tommy!
After a short break and people well into their 3rd and 4th rounds of adult beverages, a group of experienced musicians are seen walking out in the darkness onto stage.
Without a moment of hesitation, the drummer counts the group off and with lights blazing the stage comes alive. It’s time for “The Lemonheads” experience. They’ve been around since the late 80’s and gained traction as a college rock band but soon forged their place and one of the Nation’s hottest acts.
Some of their hits are “Mrs. Robinson” (featured in the film The Graduate), “Into Your Arms” and “If I Could Talk I’d Tell You” to name a few.
If you have the opportunity, this is one tour where you’ll say “Money well spent” … A Must-See performance. Be sure to drop by their websites at www.thelemonheads.net and www.tommystinson.com for updates and tour stops.
Photo Credit: Klarque Garrison