Evan Dando
Musician
Evan Dando
Evan Griffith Dando is an American musician, best known for fronting the alternative rock band The Lemonheads. He is the only original member left in the current Lemonheads line-up, having served as lead singer since the band's original formation in 1986. He was married to English fashion model Elizabeth Moses until separating in 2010.
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Can't See 'em All!
The Portland Mercury - over 4 years
Our super-duper list of MusicfestNW show previews. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 (Go here for writeups on Hot Snakes, Sloan, and Passion Pit, all performing tonight.) AGAINST ME!, ANDREW JACKSON JIHAD, JOYCE MANOR (Hawthorne Theatre, 1507 SE 39th) Joyce Manor's new "full-length," Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired, is a bit of a grower, which is weird considering it clocks in at just 13 minutes, making it significantly shorter than the band's already meager debut. But what it lacks in its predecessor's anthemic immediacy, it makes up for with irresistible weirdness: Frontman Barry Johnson offers his best Morrissey impression in "See How Tame I Can Be" and the deliberately lo-fi "Drainage" sounds uncannily like one of those Evan Dando hotel-bathroom demos. An unrecognizable cover version of "Video Killed the Radio Star" tops them both in terms of unexpectedness. Joyce Manor have outlived "fad band" accusations and are still the life o ...
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For the Record: A Place to Feel Vinyl's Warmth
East Windsor - over 4 years
Record stores have undergone a necessary transformation over the last decade, as the entire music industry has changed. At first, the CD revolution in the early 1990s disrupted the vinyl record segment (and buried cassette tapes). Vinyl became fringe, the refuge for punk and alt-rock bands looking to distinguish themselves from the standard issue, but the cost of manufacturing became prohibitive and extinction loomed. In a way, the best things to happen to vinyl were the ascendance of the MP3 and new models (like Apple's iTunes) for buying music over the Internet. The backlash from audiophiles, purists, and people who really wanted to spend a lot of time with their music gave the classic vinyl new life. Record sales may never be what they once were—they may only represent a tiny fraction of those figures—but vinyl sales are actually growing. It's a niche, but it is a committed one. So at least some of the few remaining record stores that held onto, you know, records, have built u ...
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Maria Rodale: Never Miss the Opening Act-- Plus 3 Great New Bands!
Huffington Post - over 4 years
by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure After recently attending a bunch of concerts, I have discovered the following secret in life: Never miss the opening act.  For one thing, it's a great way to discover awesome new bands that have the stamp of approval from bands you already love. Plus, it's one of those times when the audience really matters, and it just feels good to support people living the dream, or trying to. Before I was a novelist, I had grand plans to be a rock star. From that experience, I can tell you that warm bodies in the audience count more than anything, and there is nothing worse than playing to a sparsely populated room. Look, you just have to stand there. You can talk to your friend. Bop your head!  Sorry, but Kenny Chesney is not going to miss you out of the other 50,000 people there, but your presence will be felt and appreciated by an opening act at any size venue. I discovered three really great ...
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The Lemonheads @ The Venue, Derby
The Silver Tongue - almost 5 years
A mixture of nostalgia and intrigue brought me to see The Lemonheads. Twenty years on from the initial release of It’s A Shame About Ray, I was interested in: How the music would hold after such a long time How Evan Dando’s voice would sound after such a long time Whether they would play ‘Mrs. [...]
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Swan Song - Evan Dando
Clash - about 5 years
How would you spend your last day alive? The Lemonheads’ <a class="fplink fp-82381" href="/evan+dando+1">Evan Dando</a> will be falling out of the sky... Where would you like to wake up? Somewhere I’ve never been before. I’ve never been to Nepal; I’d like to go there. What would you like to achieve on your last day? There aren’t many things. What the hell did I not do? I’ve never been in a plane crash. That’s how I’d like to die. Are you flying in Nepal? No. I’m on my way to Newark, New Jersey. Who would be at your final dinner? It would be the typical coach food you get. The chicken or beef dish? Beef. What would be your biggest regret? I don’t think that way too much. My biggest regret would be that I hadn’t had kids. What is the last song you want to hear? ‘Lights Are Changing’ is pretty darn good. It’s by The Bevis Frond, an English band. What would your deathbed confession be? Hmmm... I’m trying to think of the worst thing I’ve done ...
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Jesse Peretz on filmmaking, music, and his busboy days - Boston Globe
Google News - over 5 years
It was toward the end of 1985, he recalled, in his senior year at Commonwealth School, that he founded the Lemonheads with classmates Evan Dando and Ben Deily. “This sounds more perverted than it really is,” said Peretz, who was the band&#39;s bassist
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Album Review: The War on Drugs, Slave Ambient - New Zealand Herald
Google News - over 5 years
... bad guys won that particular war, bro) through their swooning post-REM pop-rock, this fine and play-loud album so adeptly juggles Tom Petty/Byrds, slacker alt rock and post-grunge 90s pop (Evan Dando/Buffalo Tom) that you can&#39;t help but like it
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A Dog Named Willie Nelson - CelebStoner
Google News - over 5 years
Was Peretz (right), who co-founded the Lemonheads with Evan Dando, tempted to use any of his former band&#39;s songs as well? &quot;No, it seems too weird to put a Lemonheads song in a movie of mine. Maybe someday. We were letting the music of this movie really
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Odessa Pop: Darren Hanlon (AU), Shelley Short (USA), Arno Tamm jt - Kultuur.Info
Google News - over 5 years
Hanlon on tuuritanud lisaks kodumaale regulaarselt nii siin kui ka sealpool Atlandit, aga ka Jaapanis ja Singapuris, seda nii üksi kui ka koos Billy Braggi, The Magnetic Fieldsi, Jens Lekmani, Evan Dando (Lemonheads) ja The Violent Femmesiga
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Intervista a Rob McVey, cantante dei Longview - Paperblog
Google News - over 5 years
... vero) nel mio bar preferito della città (Wally&#39;s bar), dove tra le tante cose si è parlato dell&#39;amicizia di Rob con Mark Gardener dei Ride, o di come lo hanno scambiato per Evan Dando, di mangiare italiano e di cosa sia sto benedetto &quot;bunga bunga&quot;
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Good Ole Days-Part 2 - ChicagoNow
Google News - over 5 years
I don&#39;t think Evan Dando and his crew expected this, and I almost felt bad for them. Seeing how the crowd thinned out before they took the stage, one might have thought Re-Issue was the headliner. Either way, their performance was one of the band&#39;s
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MTV lost generation - phillyBurbs.com
Google News - over 5 years
Former MTV VJ Pauly Shore believes that the lack of gatekeepers was the reason the fun and entertainment quotient was as high as the Lemonheads&#39; Evan Dando. &quot;I think the reason things worked so well then was because the stuff we did was unproduced,&quot;
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Lemonheads to play "It's a Shame About Ray" at Urban Lounge in October - Salt Lake Tribune (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
The Evan Dando-led trio will be performing their classic 1992 album, IT&#39;S A SHAME ABOUT RAY, from beginning to end. Joining Dando on this tour will be guitarist Josh Lattanzi (The Candles) and drummer Brian Nolan (American Hi-Fi), along with support
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'Hope in my past': Getting into Evan Dando, the Lemonheads and a comedian who ... - Metro.us (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Singer and guitarist Evan Dando has been my constant, making his way onto any sort of mix I&#39;ve made for girls throughout the years. And I&#39;ve probably seen him play about once a year since then, dragging along with me whichever girls were wooed enough
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Evan Dando, Esquires, Bedford - This Is Fake DIY
Google News - over 5 years
No flashing neon signs, no fanfare, and no amp or guitar strap (but we&#39;ll forgive him): Evan Dando sidles in without any airs or graces and plays the gig as if he&#39;s strumming to a few mates lounging on beanbags in his bedroom
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Evan Dando and Juliana Hatfield at Lee's Palace, Toronto; NXNE 2011 – Gig ... - Music Vice
Google News - over 5 years
The Thursday night NXNE line-up at Lee&#39;s Palace featuring Washington, Kevin Seconds and Evan Dando and Julian Hatfield showed that a young woman and her keyboard, a punk veteran and his guitar, and a nostalgically familiar 90s duo can charge up an
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Cover Me: REM, Old 97s, Angie Aparo, Evan Dando, Gomez, Pete Yorn, & More - Blinded By Sound
Google News - over 5 years
&quot;Different Drum&quot; - Evan Dando: Mr. Lemonheads himself gives us this cover on the 1990&#39;s Favorie Spanish Dishes EP (did you know this Linda Ronstadt number was written by Mike Nesmith of the Monkees?). &quot;Up on Cripple Creek&quot; - Gomez: This classic from
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Don't be a lemon, check out a rock and indie legend! - Biggleswade Today (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
Looking a little further ahead, legendary Lemonheads frontman Evan Dando is set to perform in Bedford. Renowned for fronting the legendary indie rock group and the anointed poster boy for the slacker generation, Mr Dando is one of the most accomplished
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Evan Dando
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 48
    As of Fall 2016, Dando continues to perform as a solo artist.
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  • 2008
    Age 40
    On April 23, 2008 at the inaugural NME US Awards ceremony held at the El Rey in Los Angeles, Dando received a Classic Album award for It's A Shame About Ray, although Entertainment Weekly reported that he threw the award in the garbage offstage, and then returned to perform "Ray" and "My Drug Buddy".
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2004
    Age 36
    In 2004, Dando performed as the lead vocalist for the band MC5 on a 41-show tour.
    More Details Hide Details He has collaborated with The Dandy Warhols and soundtrack composer Craig Armstrong. At the All Tomorrow's Parties' Don't Look Back festival, Dando played several live dates, including a full performance of the It's A Shame About Ray album.
  • 2003
    Age 35
    In March 2003, Dando released the solo album, Baby I'm Bored, which reached the top 40 on the UK albums chart.
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  • 2001
    Age 33
    During an acoustic world tour in early 2001, Dando garnered renewed interest in his back catalog.
    More Details Hide Details With touring musicians Ben Lee and Ben Kweller, he performed a mix of Lemonheads songs and solo songs. One such gig was at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, which was recorded as Live at the Brattle Theatre, and released as an album in 2001. The release also included a second disc, Griffith Sunset, with several covers of country songs.
  • 2000
    Age 32
    They married in 2000, after which she assisted in producing some of his albums including the track listing for their eponymous album.
    More Details Hide Details They separated in 2010. Dando also dated Juliana Hatfield in the 1990s. Dando has been mentioned by several different bands. Ben Lee wrote a tribute song to him called "I Wish I Was Him". Kimya Dawson mentions him in the song "The Beer". Author Bret Easton Ellis mentions Dando in his 1998 work Glamorama. Chuck Biscuits, while a member of Social Distortion, had "Bring me the head of Evan Dando" scrawled on his bass drum. The 1994 song "Jane" by Barenaked Ladies has a lyric that refers to Dando and Juliana Hatfield.
    In late 2000, Dando sang with the Blake Babies and played some acoustic shows with them.
    More Details Hide Details In 2011, Dando and Hatfield paired up again for a series of live performances.
  • 1999
    Age 31
    In 1999, he recorded a duet with Hatfield for the 1999 album, Return of the Grievous Angel: A Tribute to Gram Parsons.
    More Details Hide Details The two sang Gram Parsons' "$1000 Wedding". Their long-time relationship inspired a line in the Barenaked Ladies' song "Jane": "No promises as vague as heaven. No Juliana next to my Evan".
  • TWENTIES
  • 1994
    Age 26
    He also collaborated on Hatfield's album Hey Babe, released in 1994.
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    He also made a cameo appearance at the end of the 1994 film Reality Bites with Karen Duffy.
    More Details Hide Details Dando re-formed The Lemonheads with former member John Strohm on guitar, Bill Gibson, former bassist of Australian band The Eastern Dark, and Patrick Murphy, a former member of Dinosaur Jr, on drums. The group released the album Car Button Cloth in 1996. The album featured "jangly guitar songs" such as "If I Could Talk I'd Tell You," and some writing that showed off Dando's darker side in "Break Me" and "Losing Your Mind". In 1997 the band went on tour and played its final gig at the Reading Festival, after which the band went on hiatus. In 2005, Dando put together a new lineup for The Lemonheads which included Karl Alvarez and Bill Stevenson, formerly of the pop-punk pioneering band, the Descendents. In April 2006, they signed with Vagrant Records, and released a self-titled album in September. Dando also had a lineup which included bassist Vess Ruhtenberg and drummer Devon Ashley of the Pieces where they toured the UK, Europe and the United States. In late 2007, Alvarez and Stevenson toured with Dando for the first time live on the US tour. In 2008, he toured with Ruhtenberg and Ashley to promote the re-release of a deluxe version of It's a Shame About Ray, and then toured with Ruhtenberg and drummer P. David Hazel of Beta Male for a European Tour.
    During the group's touring in 1994, Dando befriended Oasis and appeared at some of their live shows.
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  • 1990
    Age 22
    Dando brought in David Ryan on drums, and the group signed with major label Atlantic/Warner, where it released the album Lovey in 1990.
    More Details Hide Details The album straddled punk, rock, country, and metal, and sold about 9,000-11,000 copies. Dando spent some time in Australia to write songs with friends Nic Dalton and Tom Morgan, who would later start the band Sneeze. Some of his songs formed the basis for The Lemonheads' fifth album, It's a Shame About Ray. In 1992, The Lemonheads recorded a punk-inflected cover of Simon and Garfunkel's hit "Mrs. Robinson" to help promote the video cassette release of The Graduate film for its 25th anniversary. The song reached number 19 on the UK Charts in December 1992, and was included in the album's re-release as a bonus track. Dando's face appeared on several magazine covers, and People listed him among the "50 Most Beautiful People." In an interview with Q magazine, he admitted he smoked crack cocaine and regretted it. In late 1993, the group released the album Come on Feel the Lemonheads, which featured singles "Style", "The Jello Fund", and "Into Your Arms".
  • TEENAGE
  • 1986
    Age 18
    While at Commonwealth, he met Ben Deily and Jesse Peretz; in 1986, they formed a band called The Whelps which played punk rock.
    More Details Hide Details They debuted at the Meltdown House in Cambridge in July and followed with a show at The Rat on August 19. They produced an indie single, "Laughing All The Way To The Cleaners" which led them to sign with a local label Taang! The group changed its name to The Lemonheads, after the Lemonheads candy manufactured by Ferrara Pan Candy Company. "Laughing" was subsequently released as the group's debut single in 1987. The group released several album afterwards under Taang!: Hate Your Friends, Creator, and Lick. Following the third album, Dando left the group briefly after some tension with Deily, and joined Juliana Hatfield's band Blake Babies. However, he returned as a drummer when The Lemonheads' cover of Suzanne Vega's song "Luka" became successful, and the group had an opportunity to tour Europe. Deily, however, quit the band shortly before the tour, which placed Dando as the guitarist and lead vocalist.
    In the fall of 1986, he enrolled at Skidmore College, but dropped out of the latter after getting low grades such as "four Fs and a D".
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1967
    Born
    Born on March 4, 1967.
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