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BLIND MELON

7 p.m., Juanita's. $15 adv./$17 d.o.s.

In the early '90s, Blind Melon seemed poised to become the decade's next big rock band. With a sound that harkened back to the days of classic rock, its self-titled debut featured “No Rain,” a smash single and video that would propel the band on tour with the likes of Neil Young, Lenny Kravitz and the Rolling Stones and garner it a pair of Grammy nominations. But amid the rapid success, lead singer Shannon Hoon's drug abuse spiraled out of control and, in 1995, he died of a drug overdose. Eleven years later, the four surviving members of Blind Melon reunited with Amarillo, Texas, native Travis Warren, and they've been touring ever since. Warren's voice lands in that high register in which Moon worked, but there's certainly no attempt at mimicry. The dudes seem committed to moving forward. They're hoping to put a new album out in the near future. Cephus, a young rock band from Conway that comes highly recommended, opens the show. LM.

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