Evan Dando still has that long, lustrous head of hair. You remember: Back in the'90s, it was as much his trademark as his ability to write tender, lovelorn pop songs as frontman of the Lemonheads. Maybe the fact that he looks the same is one reason it's easy to stick with him, even if you can't name a new song he's written in the past 10 years. His current solo tour comes to terms with that fact. When Dando hits Iota, it will be him, an electric guitar, lots of Lemonheads hits and some other people's hits, as heard on the Lemonheads' recent all-covers album. (Christina Aguilera's "Beautiful," anyone?
--David Malitz (Jan. 2010)