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Live Music Tonight: Blind Melon (Seriously)

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Blind Melon, Top Heavy Crush

El Corazon, $17, 8 p.m.

Blind Melon are back, and they've got someone to sit in for the deceased Shannon Hoon. Who? Come on, you remember them. It's impossible to miss "No Rain." The song is the "Sweet Home Alabama" of the heroin era. It's a 21st-century cross-platform wunderkind, as much a part of adult rock programming as Tracy Chapman and everything off Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. CBS, are you listening? I'm sure this Travis Warren fellow is a perfectly passable new frontman. But let's pay the bills here, people. Throw these Gen-Xers some eyeliner and get them on prime time to find their new frontman with Rock Star: Blind Melon. It's all about the Benjamins, baby! With Top Heavy Crush.

-- CHRIS KORNELIS

 
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