Evan Griffith Dando formed The Lemonheads with two high school buddies in late winter ’86, in their senior year at Boston’s tiny Commonwealth School.
A few months later, they spawned what is now one of the most sought-after punk relics of the 80s, the indie EP Laughing All the Way to the Cleaners.
The Lemonheads lineup had been volatile: more than a dozen different configurations over a period of just five years, all sorts of bit parts and reshuffles, with Dando as the only constant.
Even But out of this primordial chaos came a veritable Golden Age for The Lemonheads. A 1991 tour brought Evan to Australia, where by chance he met his future bassist Nic Dalton. Their collaboration made all the difference for the next Atlantic release.
Dando hit a whole new audience by this time.
Filled with obscure nuggets, the tracks on their cover album in 2008 cut a wide swath, jumping from early British psychedelic to Dutch electronica and like all good mix tapes, you never know what is coming next.
- Venue: Rotondes
- Where: Place des Rotondes, 2448 Luxembourg
- Doors: 8:00 pm