The Lemonheads will be performing their album "It's A Shame About Ray" in its entirety.
The Lemonheads' evolution from post-Hüsker Dü hardcore punk rockers to teenage heartthrobs is one of the strangest sagas in alternative music. Initially, the group was a punk-pop trio formed by three teenage Boston suburbanites, but over the years, the band became a vehicle for Evan Dando. Blessed with good looks and a warm, sweet voice, Dando became a teen idol in the early '90s, when Nirvana's success made alternative bands commercially viable. While his simple, catchy songs were instantly accessible, they tended to hide the more subversive nature of his lyrics, as well as his gift for offbeat covers and his devotion to country-rock father Gram Parsons.
In 1992, The Lemonheads released It’s A Shame About Ray, a pop-inspired indie masterpiece of an album that earned the band fans from both the Top 40 radio-friendly crowd, and the most devoted of grunge followers. Evan Dando and Co. will be in Madison to perform the album live in its entirety at the High Noon Saloon on Sunday, January 22.