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LEMON JAIL launch event at The Loon Cafe with Bill Sullivan

When Apr 18, 2018
from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where The Loon Cafe, 500 N 1st Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403
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Sullivan_Lemon coverBill Sullivan will be at The Loon Cafe on Wednesday, April 18 at 6:00 p.m. for the launch of his new book, Lemon Jail: On the Road with the Replacements. The free open house will begin at 6:00, and books will be available for purchase and signing.


A raucous tour diary of rock ’n’ roll in the 1980s, Lemon Jail puts us in the van with the Replacements in the early years. Bill Sullivan—the young and reckless roadie—shows what it’s like to keep the band on the road and the wheels on the van, and when to just close your eyes and hit the gas. 

"For fans who love the Replacements, this book is your only opportunity to go back in time and be a fly on the van wall. Bill Sullivan’s clever sarcasm, humble anti-rock star attitude, and complete access allow him to tell the band’s behind-the-scenes story perfectly." —Janet Weiss


"Bill Sullivan captures the spirit and chaos of the earliest and best years of the band accurately due to the fact that he lived it right alongside us. A true kindred spirit, a fifth member if you will, who from the git-go, got what we were about to the point where it would not have been the same journey without him. Billy had our backs and represented much-needed comic relief on many occasions. Lemon Jail should come with a warning: ‘Don't Try This At Home.’ It's a quick read and, in my opinion, the most successful book to capture the essence of our destructive, drunken outcast brigade in all its successes and foibles. Bill’s ever-present comic sense, woven throughout the book, paints authentically the circus world that it was. I laughed aloud many times!" —Chris Mars 

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