Review of Evan Dando live at Big Easy Concert House - Boise, ID

12th July 2005

by Ricardo Baca from Idaho Statesman


I bought a ticket to Evan Dando (July 12, Big Easy Bourbon Street stage) because I thought it would be neat to see the former Lemonheads frontman perform solo in an intimate setting. I'm just glad I arrived early to hear the opening band (Exit 51 frontman Johnny Liszak and his friend, singer-songwriter Matt Hopper). They alone were worth going to this show. Evan Dando, on the other hand, came off as a pretentious a--hole. Sure, he writes some great songs, but it really felt like open mike night, and it wasn't that great. I didn't get it. I had a better (time the prior) Saturday night watching John Hansen play at Pengilly's. He is a great musician who is graceful as well.

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