New American music has always been born in smoky bars and so was Green Lemon. The band started out in dive bars and tin shacks, but these days they grace theatres and national festivals with their ethereal presence. Their music swings from moody electronica to reggae with subtle humor and little reverence for any musical forerunner. They are reminders that old habits and genres are made to be broken as surely as New Year’s resolutions. As we sit and watch the boundaries of funk, electronic music and poesy being redrawn by these witty Midwesterners, you’ll be hard pressed to find a band whose songs are more rooted in the human experience. Maybe this is the cause of their abundant accolades and the reason that the national buzz about this band continues to grow.