The Lemonheads

Whereas the recent reunions of the Pixies and Alice in Chains have largely been nostalgia packages, the 2005 revival of the Lemonheads marked an artistic resurgence for Evan Dando. It came after eight years of spotty solo recordings and a brief stint fronting the MC5 (seriously — for 41 shows). Backed by the Descendents’ rhythm section (now touring with Dando for the first time), the Lemonheads’ 2006 self-titled comeback album was nearly as good as the seminal Come on Feel the Lemonheads but more like the rollicking power-pop of Lick. Dando is a notoriously mercurial performer, but tonight’s $16 ticket will likely be well worthwhile for anyone with a worn-out cassette of It’s a Shame About Ray.

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