Where were you in ’92?
While most Americans were glued to their television sets watching the summer Olympics and the U.S. men’s basketball “Dream Team” racking up one lopsided victory after another, alternative rocker Evan Dando was on tour with his popular band the Lemonheads.
The group was then touring behind what would eventually become their breakthrough album It’s A Shame About Ray, which was released in April. And in between concerts, interviews and music videos, Dando even managed to find himself named to People magazine’s list of the 50 most beautiful people of 1993 amongst other honors.
Now almost 20 years later, he’s doing it all again. The music that is, not the cover stories.
Not only are Dando and company making their return to the Pioneer Valley Saturday, but they’re also bringing the sound of one of their classic records with them.
As part of their appearance at the Pearl Street Nightclub in Northampton, Mass. the Lemonheads will be performing It’s A Shame About Ray in its entirety along with other material.
Watch the Lemonheads cover Simon and Garfunkel’s “Mrs. Robinson” from the collector’s edition of “It’s A Shame About Ray” here:
Though early stops on the tour) have been marred by various performance problems, for fans of songs like “My Drug Buddy,” “Confetti” or even It’s A Shame About Ray’s strum-worthy title track, the decision to attend couldn’t be simpler.
But, just to be on the safe side, be prepared for a key change or two. Even rock stars aren’t as young as they used to be.
The Lemonheads perform the classic album “It’s a Shame About Ray” and more with openers The Shining Twins and New York Rivals, Oct. 15, 8 p.m., $17.50-20, Pearl Street Nightclub, 10 Pearl St., Northampton, (413) 584-7771, http://www.iheg.com/pearl_street.
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