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The Lemonheads

HE WANTS YOUR SKULL: Evan Dando brings the Lemonheads—and, we hope, his famous cover of the Misfits' 'Skulls'— to a Halloween show at Avalon.

I'VE SEEN Evan Dando on nearly every tour he's done since It's a Shame About Ray, so I know a thing or two about the ins and outs of the Lemonheads. There have been assorted highs and lows: I've seen him momentarily storm offstage in a fit of confusion and disgust when he thought the audience wasn't supporting his desire to tune between songs. And I've seen him nail an absolutely perfect, gorgeous set of his signature post-punk pop tunes—many, many times. From his career heights in the early '90s to the unfairly unloved Come On Feel the Lemonheads to his hazy rehab songs like "Hospital" to his dusty, Gram Parsons-style solo stuff to now, there's something magnetic about Dando's personality, something incredible about his songwriting gifts and something slightly tragic about his path. Sure, every Lemonheads fan (and there are way, way more of us than people think) wants to smoke out with him, but I think we all secretly want to save him, too. And because it's a Halloween show, he's got to play his exquisite, deceptively sweet take on the Misfits' "Skulls," right?

Avalon

Monday, Oct. 31

7pm; $15/$20


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