That Lemony fizz
EVAN DANDO & JULIANA HATFIELD Sugar Club Dublin Tonight 8pm ¤25 01-6787188
The Lemonheads were the college band du jour back in the day. Their blend of surging power-pop guitars, punk rock and Americana-tinged music brought them out of the shadows and into the bright, bright lights. Come the early 1990s, though, with albums such as the scene-stealer It’s a Shame About Ray and their hit cover version of Simon & Garfunkel’s Mrs Robinson, frontman Evan Dando (once in at least one magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People List) not only embraced moderate-league success but also capitulated to its associated temptations.
Fast-forward some years, and while The Lemonheads as an entity no longer exist, we still have Dando around and about and match-fit. He’s currently touring the 20th anniversary birthday of It’s a Shame About Ray in the company of Juliana Hatfield (a one-time Lemonheads collaborator). For some people, this is a ducks-lined-upin-a-row gig. To those same people, can we be the first to wish you – and, indeed, Dando and Hatfield – a Happy Christmas?
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