Thursday, March 01, 2007

Lemon-Scented Afternoon

So Evan Dando, I'm not sure the dude's all there, but he definitely knew how to put together a very good setlist at last night's show at Toad's Place.

Relying heavily on material from "It's a Shame About Ray" and "Come On Feel The Lemonheads," the band was surprisingly better than expected. A lean-mean trio, the sound was firmer, harder and added a much-needed shot of adrenaline to tunes like "Big Gay Heart" and "The Great Big No." Even "It's a Shame About Ray" rocked with an authority not heard by these ears before.

Off the very good new record, Dando performed "Black Gown," "Pittsburgh" and "Baby's Home," the three best songs on the disc. Overall, a very good show.

The one piece of bad news floating around Toad's last night was that the very good Shadowgraphs is breaking up. Expect more on that later.

And, oh yeah, The Mountain Movers rocked and was easily the best band of the night.

Matt Thomas, who gigs around as MT Bearington, is just about done with his new record. And the bet here is that it's just about great.

No news today. I'm a bit tired.

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