Entries tagged with: The Lemonheads
The Lemonheads @ Mohawk in Austin, 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
The Lemonheads will be going on a short Northeast jaunt in July and those dates include a couple in the NY area: Knitting Factory on July 24 and The Wonder Bar in Asbury Park, NJ the day before (7/23). Tickets for the Knit show just went on sale, as did tickets for the Wonder Bar. All dates are listed below.
The Lemonheads released a split 7" with the Misfits for Record Store Day this year, which included their version of "Skulls" on one side and the Misfits original on the other. You can stream it below.
Juliana Hatfield at The Bell House, April 2011 (more by Graeme Flegenheimer)
The Psychedelic Furs have been touring all year, and having already stopped in the NYC area on two separate occasions this year, they'll be returning on their fall tour and bringing along some pretty excellent support -- The Lemonheads, who will again be joined by Juliana Hatfield. Juliana and The Lemonheads (or more specifically Lemonheads frontman Evan Dando) go pretty far back. Evan played on multiple albums for Juliana's band the Blake Babies, including 1989's Earwig and their 2001 reunion album, God Bless the Blake Babies, in addition to her first solo album, Hey Babe. Juliana was also a member of The Lemonheads for their 1992 LP, It's a Shame About Ray, which The Lemonheads have been touring for the past year. Evan and Juliana again teamed up in 2010 and 2011 for some duet shows together.
The Psychedelic Furs tour with Lemonheads/Juliana Hatfield kicks off in October and hits the NYC area for shows on October 20 at the Capitol Theater in Port Chester and October 21 at Best Buy Theater. Tickets for the Best Buy Theater show go on sale Friday (8/24) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (8/22) at 10 Am and an AEG Live presale starting Thursday (8/23) at 10 AM.
In related news, Juliana Hatfield is also releasing a covers album next week (8/28) which includes covers of songs by Teenage Fanclub, Nada Surf, Liz Phair, The Who, Led Zeppelin, and others. You can help fund the record on PledgeMusic. The goal has been met and many of the pledge options are out of stock, but there are still a few options left and pledgers can stream the album ahead of its release date.
A video of Evan and Juliana playing "It's A Shame About Ray" at the Bell House in 2011 and a list of all dates are below.
Inside The Cap
Forty years ago, in its heyday, the Capitol Theater here was known as a rock stage with great acoustics, a crumbling space where the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Santana and Pink Floyd played memorable concerts. So when Peter Shapiro, a founder of the Brooklyn Bowl, took over the theater last year and announced plans to reopen it as a concert hall next month, he had a heavy reputation to live up to.We've been keeping tabs on the $2 million renovation of the Port Chester's Capitol Theatre for a while, for a while but the 1800-seat venue just announced its initial schedule today, which will host its first concert on September with performer to be announced later this week. Highlights from the known schedule include Dirty Projectors on September 25, Fiona Apple on October 10 (adding to her string of NY shows at the time) the already-announced Regina Spektor show on October 24, and three nights of My Morning Jacket (Dec. 27 - 29).
Now Mr. Shapiro has unveiled an eclectic lineup for the next four months that he hopes will re-establish the Capitol as an influential spot for live music. My Morning Jacket has agreed to do three nights. The Roots will play four dates, with Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead joining them for one night. Others on the fall bill include Fiona Apple, Dirty Projectors and Regina Spektor, as well as older artists, among them Blues Traveler, Indigo Girls, Al Green, the Moody Blues and the Steve Miller Band. - [NY Times]
Full schedule is listed below. It seems like they are stil setting up their online ticketing system -- you can keep checking here for on sale dates. Can't wait to see that projection system in the flesh.
The Lemonheads at Bowery Ballroom in October (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Since we first announced the tour, many more dates have been added, including two more in the NYC-area on March 12 and 13 at Maxwell's in Hoboken, NJ. Tickets for both of those shows are on sale now.
Updated dates below...
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Street Chant @ Public Assembly
The Mishka store isn't the only appearance David Liebe Hart is making tonight (10/25). The Tim & Eric character will also appear at Bruar Falls as part of the Brooklyn venue's last week of shows before it closes.
Also on the Bruar Falls bill tonight is Phil and the Osophers, Emperor X and New Zealand band Street Chant who you may have caught right at noon on Saturday at our BV day party at Public Assembly, and who you can see again (after tonight) on Wednesday (10/26) at Trash Bar. After that they head out on tour with the Lemonheads (who recently added a Brooklyn show at Knitting Factory)...
"An aggressive Auckland trio, Street Chant (formerly Mean Streets), is made up of Emily, Billie and Alex, and they are a band to watch out for. After a successful appearance at CMJ 2010, and picking up a Critic's Choice Award at the NZ Music Awards, the band was quite welcome back to perform at this year's CMJ. Their music brought back thoughts of the defunct group Sleater-Kinney (or perhaps the band was on my mind as I knew PopMatters' writer Corey Beasley was at Wild Flag around the same time) though the drummer was male. Due to some inaudible vocals, I was not able to pick out the songs, but I could tell I wanted to hear more. Performing songs from their debut album Means, Street Chant's tight performance left me thinking how would the next band fare alongside them?" [PopMatters]All tour dates and more pictures from the BV day party below...
The Lemonheads at Bowery earlier this month (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
The Lemonheads are currently on a tour performing It's A Shame About Ray which recently brought them to a disastrous Bowery Ballroom show (10/9) and a much better one at the same venue a day later (10/10). They'll continue to tour for the next couple of weeks before heading overseas for a UK tour. After that tour, they'll play more North American shows including one in Brooklyn on January 11 at Knitting Factory, where they'll again perform It's A Shame About Ray. Tickets for the Brooklyn show go on sale Friday (10/21) at noon.
Updated dates and a video from the 10/10 Bowery Ballroom show below...
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
10:45ish, here come the Lemonheads! They came out and blasted into "Rockin Stroll". From the first chord, first verse you can tell things seem to have fallen in line . There was no fumbling around on stage before starting, no looks of confusion on the face of Dando. My bud who's here from last night turned quickly after the song and said "Like night and day!", commenting on Dando's lucidness, and ability of the band to play the music compared to the previous night (and all other nights of this tour). Last night they didn't perform the entirety of "It's a Shame About Ray", even tho that's what the bill said...From the sound of it, Bowery Ballroom on Monday night (10/10) went
"Confetti" was awesome, and after the first chord of "It's a Shame about Ray" Dando stops like he messed up or something, and then says "Nah, I'm kidding!" and they rocked that sh!t out. That's when I knew they weren't going to have one of those shows I've been reading about. I mean, even tho Dando's sentences didn't make a whole lot of sense, it at least looked as if HE knew what he was talking about. He was conversing with fans, between songs and between amp checks..
They played the [album portion of the show] ...before the band left the stage leaving just Evan and an acoustic guitar to play solo. He never left the stage through the duration of the night, he played what was basically an entire acoustic set after finishing the album. If I had one complaint about the album portion of the show, it would have to be inviting a fan up on stage to sing the lyrics to "Mrs. Robinson". What's up with that? Her voice isn't really projecting through the mic, it's almost like an instrumental.. When Dando asked if someone in the crowd could sing it, we were shouting from balcony "how bout YOU sing it Evan??!?" ... He didn't go near the mic for that one. -[Jay Porks]
way better for The Lemonheads than their disasterous show at the venue the night before, even though the cover of the Simon & Garfunkel classic "Mrs Robinson" was sang by an audience member because Evan claimed "that even he didn't know the song anymore" (thanks Jonathan). Ever since the tour kick-off, The Lemonheads have had problems "doing the tour as marketed" (a quote from someone close to the band), either because of Evan's alleged bout with pharyngitis or for other, possibly more nefarious reasons.
Regardless, the tour soldiers on with a show in Boston today, continuing until early November before taking a break and then hitting the UK. All tour dates and more pictures from the second night at Bowery Ballroom with New York Rivals and The Shining Twins, including both Lemonheads setlists from that night, below...
The Lemonheads played their first of two full-album shows at Bowery Ballroom on Sunday night (10/9), sort of. Eric wrote in:
"I just hope you make it known that they FAILED to deliver tonight...after waiting for way too long, they did not perform Its a Shame About Ray...they just FAILED...I have lived in NYC since early 2001 and have gone to MANY MANY shows...and I have never been so completely disappointed and never felt so totally ripped off. Evan seemed like he didnt even care that they didn't perform the album as marketed. I went down to the men's room halfway thru their set and everyone downstairs was like, "WTF are they doing...this is total BS..." It was such a let down...even the merch girl was sorry about them NOT PLAYING THE ALBUM AT ALL...they played more of come on feel the...I don't know...I feel like my time and money got totally wasted..and I loved this band and that album...WTF...BIG DISAPPOINTMENT. I hope I am not the only one who felt this. "He's not the only one who felt that. Benard Shakey tweeted that, "#Lemonheads show was total disaster. #EvanDando comes onstage rambling incoherently into mic & "attempts" 2 play. Walked out after 20 min." GiGi wrote "that was sad. like going to the zoo sad." That said, Shannon Lorraine tweeted that the "band finally joined evan. Most bizarre show ever. But still great." She also called "Bogus" on one person who wrote "This is your band. This is your band on drugs. Any questions? #lemonheads."
Missed out? They do it again tonight! (though it is currently sold out)
The Lemonheads at Bowery Ballroom in 2009 (more by Tim Griffin)
As mentioned, The Lemonheads are performing their 1992 album It's a Shame About Ray on a tour this fall and winter with support from The Shining Twins. When we first announced the tour, it included a NYC show happening on October 10 at Bowery Ballroom. They've since added another date at the same venue happening one day earlier (10/9). Follower also provide support on the 10/9 show. Tickets for the newly added show go on sale Friday (8/26) at noon and are available now for AmEx presale and Tickets for the 10/10 show are still on sale.
Updated dates below...
The Lemonheads at Bowery Ballroom in 2009 (more by Tim Griffin)
The Lemonheads are taking their 1992 album It's a Shame About Ray on tour this winter and fall with support from The Shining Twins. The tour hits NYC where they'll play the album in full on October 10 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets go on sale Friday (7/15) at noon. All dates are listed below.
Lemonheads frontman Evan Dando was scheduled to open for Gang Green at their show at Europa on Friday (7/15) but he dropped off the bill about a week after it was announced. Scrapes and Two Man Advantage do open the show though. Tickets are still available for what is one of three dates Gang Green plays this week. .
All dates and a video below...
Evan Dando at The Bell House (more by Graeme Flegenheimer)
Evan Dando & The Lemonheads have a few random upcoming dates scheduled. The Lemonheads will share a bill with The Canon Logic on April 28th at Maxwell's in Hoboken. Tickets are still available. You can also catch Josh Lattanzi of The Lemonheads at Bowery Ballroom on May 26 & 27 as part of the Bob Dylan tribute that will also include members of the Strokes, Hold Steady, etc, etc.
All other upcoming Evan Dando dates are in other countries at the moment, including a June 16th Evan & Juliana Hatfield show in Toronto for the NXNE festival which, like Brooklyn's own multi-venue festival Northside, recently expanded its lineup. Some of the other bands playing are in the title of this post. The rest are listed below.
All Dando-related dates and some videos below too...
Two big names of the 90s alt scene, Juliana Hatfield and Evan Dando, will band together again as "Juliana & Evan" and play a pair of shows at Mercury Lounge on Wednesday, 9/29 and Thursday, 9/30. The 2nd show with The Candles is sold out, but the 9/29 show with The Shining Twins is on sale NOW.
Juliana has taken to making custom songs to order as of late, while The Lemonheads (Evan Dando's band) relased Varshons on The End Records last year.
Full Evan Dando/Lemonheads dates are below, as well as some video.
Lemonhead Evan Dando is going on a solo tour starting tonight/Friday (1/29) at Maxwell's in Hoboken (tickets still on sale), followed by Saturday at the even smaller Joe's Pub (still on sale) and Sunday at The Record Collector Store in Bordentown, NJ. The tour runs through all of February and ends back here in NYC at Mercury Lounge on March 6th. Tickets for the last show go on sale today at noon...
Evan will be performing an intimate set featuring songs from his solo album and plenty of classic Lemonheads tunes along with several inspired covers, including some from his most recent covers album, Varshons (06/09, The End Records).All dates below...
Supporting Evan will be The Candles, the first solo project from Josh Lattanzi, encapsulating the varied styles and influences he's picked up while recording and touring with the likes of Ben Kweller, Albert Hammond, Jr. (The Strokes) and the Lemonheads.
photos by Tim Griffin
"Reliving my High School days seeing the Lemonheads at Bowery Ballroom." -chrissanchez
The Lemonheads (Evan Dando w/ ex-Zero Boys Vess Ruhtenberg (bass) and Mark Cutsinger (drums) along with NYC-based guitarist, Xan Aird) headlined a show at NYC's Bowery Ballroom last night (6/25). The band is currently on tour in support of their new covers record that was produced by Gibby Haynes of the Butthole Surfers (who are playing Riot Fest in Chicago this year).
Openers for the show were Boston's Varsity Drag, and The Legends. Varsity Drag is Lemonheads co-founder Ben Deily's new band, BUT Ben did not actually play with the Lemonheads (just with Varsity Drag). For the Legends, it was their fourth of five NYC shows they played while they were here in NYC. Their fifth happened at Pianos later that night. More pictures from the Bowery show, including some setlist shots, below...
by Bill Pearis
DOWNLOAD: The Legends - Always the Same (MP3)
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DOWNLOAD: The Legends - He Knows the Sun (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Legends - There and Back Again (MP3)
The Legends @ the Bell House - June 23, 2009
The Legends played the first show of their East Coast tour last night at the Bell House -- a loud, zippy set (a bit short for a headliner if you ask me), hitting most of the band's singles, including "There and Back Again," "Call it Ours," and the feedback-heavy new single "Always the Same." (No "He Knows the Sun," though, to the disappointment of a few very vocal, inebriated fans who seemed to be having a great time nonetheless.) The latter is a duet with Joe & the Flying Spoons' Liane Moccia who is also helping out on keyboards for the duration of The Legends' five-date East Coast trek, which now includes opening for the Lemonheads tomorrow night (6/25) at Bowery Ballroom. (Tickets are still available.) All Lemonheads dates below.
The Legends also play an early show tonight (6/24, 8:30) at Santos Party House with Eagle & Talon, Blacklist and We Are Country Mice; Friday (6/26) with Band of Skulls at The Studio @ Webster Hall; and Philadelphia's Kung Fu Necktie on Saturday (6/27). Video from last night, and updated tour dates, below...
The Lemonheads have signed to Brooklyn, NY-based The End Record and will be releasing their long-awaited covers collection, Varshons, on June 23, 2009.With that record on the way, the Lemonheads and Evan Dando have a summer of gigs scheduled for the UK, Europe and North America. Those shows include a stop at the Bowery Ballroom on Thursday, June 25th. Tickets go on AmEx presale Wednesday, April 29th at noon. General sale starts Friday, May 1st at noon.
Varshons was produced by Gibby Haynes [ringmaster of the Butthole Surfers], mixed by ex-Cornershop guru Anthony Saffery, and features [Evan] Dando along with Vess Ruhtenburg (bass) and Devon Ashley (drums). The collection is filled with strange bedfellows - from G.G. Allin to Texas troubadour Townes Van Zandt and garage rockers The Green Fuz. The Lemonheads make each track their own, with help from actress Liv Tyler, singing back up on Leonard Cohen's "Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye," and Kate Moss, who sings over the dance groove of Arling & Cameron's "Dirty Robot." Also featured on lead guitar and backing vocals throughout most of the album is John Perry, on loan from The Only Ones. [press release]
Dando's last proper gigs were part of a short solo tour in December 2008. That stopped in Hoboken and Brooklyn. Since then, he's been spotted around town. One appearance took the form of an impromptu show with record producer Gibby Haynes at Gramercy Park Hotel's Rose Bar...
On March 15, former [?] Lemonheads frontman Evan Dando joined Gibby Haynes of the Butthole Surfers onstage for a brief but sweet four-song set.All tour dates, with Varshons track list and art, below...
"You cocky-ass motherfuckers can suck my fucking dick," Mr. Haynes told the crowd of pretty men in velvet jackets and handsome ladies in slinky black dresses, who seemed largely disinterested in the music that night. "Pay attention to Evan Dando!" [NY Observer]
"Waking up in Wolverhampton and travelling to London. Putting on a dress and hanging out with Björk. Soundchecks, interviews, meet 'n' greets, guest spots with support bands and great, celebratory gigs... It's all in a day's work for Evan Dando. As The Lemonheads' leader's year of success, stress and crack confessions comes to an end we spend a day with the languid love-God, still cool as the pressures increase." [From NME 25th December 1993]Evan is playing some solo shows this month. The first is December 18th at Maxwell's in Hoboken (tickets), and the next is one day after that at Southpaw in Brooklyn (tickets). All dates below...
The Lemonheads performed "It's a Shame About Ray" in its entirety this past SXSW, and they'll do it again on March 30th at Bowery Ballroom, and then they'll do it again in Boston one more time right after that. Why? Well, to "commemorate the Collector's Edition CD/DVD release" of course. Their seminal album has been remastered, is streaming in its entirety @ AOL, and can now be purchased at a retailer near you. Video below....
Want to go see the Lemonheads at Warsaw tonight? I have two pairs of tickets to give away to the 10th & 20th person to email BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Lemonheads) right now.
* Greenpeace comedy benefit w/ Aziz Ansari & others @ Comix - $25
* UCB takes comedy to Summerstage w/ Demetri Martin & others - free
* Arrested Development @ a park in Herbert Von King Park
* Morley, Hitchcock & an orchestra in Prospect Park
* Mobius Band supposedly free with RSVP
* Uncut & Patrick Krief move on to Midway
* Jason Isbell and/or Drive By Truckers
* The Black Lips hit Hoboken on the way to Siren
* Electric Six do it on a boat
* Gravy Train!!!! & VIP will make you dance & cringe & Studio B
* Diamond Days Festival kicks off @ Tommy's Tavern
* The Lemonheads are playing Warsaw
What else? More Lemonheads tour dates below....