Ryan Adams, Evan Dando
Courtney Barnett has been covering the Lemonheads’ “Being Around” all year — she performed it during sessions for NME and SiriusXM, and has been playing it at her live shows as well. Last night at a Lemonheads show at The Corner Hotel in Melbourne, Barnett joined Evan Dando on stage for a duet of the… More »
We haven’t heard much from Dom since he changed his project’s name to Kiss 1O8 and released a set of spazzed-out electronic instrumentals last fall, but the Worcester native seems to be getting back in touch with his alt-rock side. Specifically, he just released a cover of the Lemonheads classic “Drug Buddy,” a song from… More »
Late last year, the Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett came out of nowhere (or, you know, Australia) with her stunningly smart The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas. Barnett’s greatest asset is her sharp, unyielding, quizzical storytelling eye, but it turns out that she’s also a pretty great interpreter of other people’s material. Lately, she’… More »
Nothing ever happened with the Fucking Virgins, the space-rock supergroup featuring Ryan Adams, Evan Dando, Melissa Auf Der Maur, and James Iha, but either way, kindred souls Adams and Dando seemed destined to work together at some point. That point, it appears, is this weekend. According to a couple Twitter posts, Adams will produce the… More »
With the omission of “Mrs. Robinson” and Juliana Hatfield on bass, The Lemonheads played all the way through their classic album “It’s A Shame About Ray” at the El Rey Theater. Abetted by a highly competent rhythm section, Evan Dando whipped through the album and revisited such staples as “Being Around”, “If I Could Talk,… More »
As more bands tackle the pre-picked covers in The Onion A.V. Club’s Undercover series (once a song’s been covered, it can’t be covered again), the new ones get more interesting. They’ve had some surprise pairings (like the Clientele covering “Paper Planes”), but this Lemonheads song seems a perfect fit for Frightened Rabbits (“I have alway… More »
Liv Tyler collaborator and head Lemon Evan Dando sued General Motors in federal court this past Thursday because he thinks they copied (and re-recorded) his 1992 hit for a 2008 commercial selling Chevrolets and Buicks. 2008. Strange that Dando waited until GM went bankrupt to make his move. He’s seeking damages and a share of… More »
For their forthcoming album, the Lemonheads have embraced the twin peaks of their career by going for a full-on covers album entitled VARSHONS. Butthole Surfer Gibby Haynes produces, and Gen X poster girls Liv Tyler and Kate Moss make vocal contributions. Here Liv and Ev take on “Hey, That’ No Way To Say Goodbye,” verse… More »
The Lemonheads’ two biggest hits were versions of other people’s songs, so news about the band’s forthcoming covers collection is not too surprising. What is surprising is that Evan Dando & Co. have signed with Brooklyn’s The End Records, an indie metal label, after only one album on Vagrant. The new comp’s called VARSHONS and… More »
Last night, a Stereogum staffer’s brother passed him a link to that old, weird-ass Blake Babies “Temptation Eyes” video — in it, an often yawning Evan Dando pops up. So, Dando on the brain, it was funny to wake up and notice that he’s getting some respect today: Pitchfork likes the It’s a Shame About… More »
Spin’s 8th Anniversary Issue gets off to a hot start, with Evan Dando (doing his best Anthony Kiedis impression) lip-locked with Adrienne Shelly. The mercurial (read: so-crazy-he’s-boring)… More »
The shaggy-haired lead Lemonhead visited the downtown Apple mecca in NYC this week, and played new tunes and old faves. Here’s a sleepier acoustic take on Robyn St. Clare’s “Into Your Arms,” one of the ‘Heads bigger hits.
Rapture had better wallpaper, but we give a thumbs up.
Somehow Stereogum’s never… More »
“Since I was ten, it was all about doing all the drugs in the alphabet,” Evan Dando says in the new Spin. “And it worked out fine for me.” We won’t disagree. Despite a few career bumps (only 43 people bought Baby I’m Bored), Dando’s songwriting chops have enabled him to rise above being a… More »
[First, can I say that Stereogum fucking loves Juliana Hatfield? Also, buy the new Some Girls.]
By Juliana Hatfield
The Weekly Dig Issue 8.34
Wed, August 23, 2006
A little background: Several weeks ago, Dig music writer Debbie Driscoll wrote a review of the new Soul Asylum CD, which, among other things,… More »
?It really sounds like The Lemonheads. Maybe a little better.? That’s a tall order. But not if you’re Evan Dando. After that false start last week Vagrant’s giving the “let people listen to it” thing another go.
?You should listen to the Descendents’ Milo Goes To College… More »
Vagrant Records, after releasing some live Eels and signing the Futureheads (stream “Skip To The End” at MySpace), must have hired a consultant to wipe away all those emo connotations. The label announced today it’s releaseing an album from a “re-united” Lemonheads this fall.
Say what you will about Evan Dando, but betwee… More »