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MUSIC: The Lemonheads Sweeten Up The Met

Sunday, July 21, 2013

 

Back in New England, The Lemonheads also brought back old-school alt rock to a happy crew at The Met in Pawtucket.

As a child who grew up in the 90's, I'm always a sucker for old-school alternative rock bands. Especially when they're an act that started out in New England, and that's what was in store when The Lemonheads came to The Met in Pawtucket this past Friday. Colin Ruel opened up the night and it seemed like the perfect way to start a weekend that's chock full of a lot of awesome shows going on in The Ocean State. Looking for that feel good nostalgic feeling? Well you should have been at The Met this past Friday.

Colin Ruel

A band that fused old-school garage rock with synthy keyboards led by Colin Ruel started things off and overall I liked it. One thing that irked me a bit was that their sound was one of two things, either they hadn't rehearsed for a while due to being on the road or the sound guy didn't handle the volume levels of the instruments correctly. Sometimes the keys would overpower everything or Colin's guitar wasn't loud enough. Regardless, I thought it was a interesting take on rock & roll and I hope to see Colin and his band play again so I can hear if they worked out the kinks or not.

The Lemonheads

The crowd shuffled near the stage and The Lemonheads took the stage to a feverish applause. Led by Evan Dando on guitar and vocals they kicked it off with one of my faves in "Confetti" which had me singing every lyric and a few songs later they cranked out another gem with "Alison's Starting To Happen". "My Drug Buddy", "The Great Big No", "It's A Shame About Ray", a punk rock rendition of "Amazing Grace" that had Ben Deily taking over on guitar and vocals, "Tenderfoot" and "Rudderless" highlighted a fantastic performance, but they weren't done. The Lemonheads came back out for an encore with "The Outdoor Type", "Frying Pan", "Ride With Me" and that was it. The Lemonheads played a rocking set and they haven't let up a bit, if you don't know them after this review you should Google them up and give them a listen. While you're busy surfing the web, you should also log on to themetri.com and see whats happening next at one of the best music venues in Rhode Island.

 

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