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Violent Femmes frontman jams in Jamaica Plain

Gordon Gano (second from right) with Tallahassee members (from left) Scott Thompson, Matt Raskopf, and Brian Barthelmes.

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Gordon Gano (second from right) with Tallahassee members (from left) Scott Thompson, Matt Raskopf, and Brian Barthelmes.

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Violent Femmes frontman Gordon Gano joined in the fun at a benefit for the Jamaica Plain Music Fest the other night, sitting in (on violin) with the JP-based roots combo Tallahassee during its set at Tres Gatos. (We’re told Gano’s sister lives in JP.) Highlights included a cover of Paula Abdul’s “Straight Up” and a version of the Violent Femmes classic “Blister in the Sun” that had everyone in the place singing along. The JP Music Fest takes place Sept. 7.

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