1. avatar RM
    Lemonheads plus special guests play Mandela Hall, Belfast on Sunday 6th May. Ticket details to follow.
  2. avatar 10rapid
    lemonheads in the ulster hall was my first gig!
  3. avatar welshchris
    wow so so much going on that weekend I'll want to be at!!
  4. avatar GrahamSmith
    F*CKING YES!!!!!! one of my all time fave bands. This has made my day/week/month/year!!!! :) :) :)
  5. avatar nonlogic liam
    Brillant. This had made my prefect life even more perfect. Thank you je-sus.
  6. avatar TheJaneBradfords
    great news. Have never seen them live but have seen Dando shed loads...
  7. avatar RM
    The Icarus Line will be supporting, remember these guys Deci ?
  8. avatar whosbainejakey
    Are you serious?!

  9. avatar Jamesy Yakuza

  10. avatar Rory McConnell
    why have you seen Dando's shed loads? Keen gardening buddies? Your garden's on a hill isnt it? Kinda slopes up the way.....just what i heard is all......
  11. avatar TheJaneBradfords
    Holy Crap, thats a blast from the past RM.... they were really good but kinda disappeared of the planet!
  12. avatar RM
    great band
  13. avatar whipchorus
    Play something off Lick - 'Mallo Cup' purleehze.
  14. avatar whosbainejakey
    [quote:98ea6251db="Rory McConnell"]why have you seen Dando's shed loads? Keen gardening buddies? Your garden's on a hill isnt it? Kinda slopes up the way.....just what i heard is all......[/quote:98ea6251db]

    I think we're all a little gay for Evan. And why not.

    EDIT: Dug out thon interview with Icarus Line, circa 2002:

    [quote:98ea6251db]New levels of insanity

    Ken McGrath talks to the worn out members of The Icarus Line who are starting to realise that their career path is not one to be envied.

    The Icarus Line are tired, pissed off and ill. Sitting backstage in the PoD before their Dublin show singer, Joe Cardamone, apologises for the fact that they are not in a very talkative mood before blowing his nose for what could be the millionth time that day. His nose about as red as the ties the band wear onstage. Over three months of solid touring, with very few days off, across more countries than Marco Polo travelled in his entire life has certainly taken its toll on the band.

    The other Icarus Line members are sitting around with their instruments in varying stages of repair or destruction, whatever way you want to look at it and worst of all they can't seem to get their hands on any weed. Joe looks across the table at me and in a relaxed (but slightly hoarse) American accent says, "we're pretty run down and tired. Our equipment is falling apart and we're running out of money". Welcome to life in one of the world's hardest working bands.

    Offstage and out of their suit and tie combos, The Icarus Line are laid-back and cool, a million miles from the self-destructive, lunatics they become later on when they're performing. They are eager to talk about how the tour has been going so far and how corrupt the music industry is at the moment.

    "Some parts of the English leg of the tour were really cool and some parts were, like, really disturbing", begins Joe. Disturbing you say? Care to continue? "Northampton was totally fucking dead, not that many people were at the show. The venue was shit..."

    "Any show where they put up a barricade!" adds Aaron North (guitar), sounding like a very stoned Garth, from the Wayne's World movies. "For some reason they think that people are going to get up on the stage or something. Like at last night's show in Belfast, there was a four-foot barricade between the stage and the crowd."

    "For tonight's show," continues Joe, "we'll probably break some gear 'cause the stage is so small. Maybe someone will hurt themselves, or maybe we'll just stand there and stare at everyone all night. It might be kinda pathetic. I dunno. Everyone's feeling kind of ill." This is of course coming from the band that recently defaced The Strokes tour bus. "We were just bored and they were down the street. It was just a joke."

    Ill or not, the show was a lesson in noise and aggression. The extreme sonic disaster that is The Icarus Line reached new levels of insanity and somewhere in the mess, two new songs were aired. These two songs were pretty indistinguishable from the music they already make. So far, there are no set plans for what the new album will be like, but don't expect it to be full of ballads.

    "We don't know what's going to happen. There's not, like, a whole record written," Joe explains, "and there's no record deal so we'll see what happens." As for a potential producer, the singer states enthusiastically that he'd love to work with Flood (Smashing Pumpkins, Nine Inch Nails, Curve), "that would be very cool", but, so far, nothing's been set in stone.

    One thing that is guaranteed is that you needn't expect to see Joe and Aaron gracing the cover of Smash Hits or Top Of The Pops anytime in the near future. "I think bands in certain circles are making some of the most interesting music ever, but the industry side of it obviously has nothing to do with that. Right now Puddle of Mudd sells. Puddle of Mudd will do whatever they have to; they'll do whatever the label says. There's no room for artistry anymore. Music is art.

    "A good artist doesn't compromise, and then you've got thousands of bands, and thousands more in the wings, who are willing to compromise any way they can to get in there. The label says: we want you to play these songs, to dress like this. These people aren't really artists. They don't car about music. They're willing to do whatever it takes to make a buck, to be on TV or the radio. That sort of fucks it up for the real bands that are actually good, right? They don't want to wear a beanie or tour with Staind or whatever."

    They talk like they believe it, but you have to wonder have The Icarus Line ever been tempted by the money and the easy way out? They live in LA and that's the capital of record label land. Completely honest in his answer, Aaron North says with a smile, "we would have been signed by now if they were going to sign us." Joe nods in agreement, "most major label guys are put off by us. The bottom line is we're not writing three-minute pop songs.

    "Major labels these days want bands who are willing to stray from what they really want to do. We're not really interested in doing that, you know?" LA may have been the launching site for a lot of great bands in the past few years (Tool, System Of A Down), but Joe is quick to point out that it doesn't have the same brotherhood of bands feel that Seattle had in the early nineties. "There's no scene, no community there. There are no bands that we feel a kinship with. If you live in LA you're either small or you're huge. There's no middle ground. Before System Of A Down were huge, they were nobody. They didn't do the middle ground thing." And right now The Icarus Line may be tiny, but at least they feel they're bringing something different to the table.

    "How many new bands are there now that are doing anything interesting?" Joe asks. "We don't sound like Linkin Park or The Strokes. So if those bands don't do it for you, maybe we will. Or maybe you'll hate us and think we suck. We've been playing as The Icarus Line for almost three years and we've been playing together for about five or six years, doing shows, putting out records that no-one buys, playing tours no-one cares about". You think there's a pattern there? The two weary road-warriors look at each other and laugh. "Yeah".

    Well, at least they're honest.[/quote:98ea6251db]
  15. avatar Baronation
    That Icarus Line gig was one of the worst nights of my life.
  16. avatar whosbainejakey
    Blog it!
  17. avatar Jamesy Yakuza
    Aaron North isn't in the band any more and new stuff ain't as rocking but still looking foreward to seeing them...

    Lemonheads too!
  18. avatar goatboy
    [quote:85cd78805c="Baronation"]That Icarus Line gig was one of the worst nights of my life.[/quote:85cd78805c]

    Well said that man! Were Los Cabras supporting? Is that why we were there?
  19. avatar Baronation
    Yea, I can't remember who the other band was, was it The Evangalists?

    Anyway, it was one of those rather rare occassions when the support bands where better than the headline act.
  20. avatar nonlogic liam
    Yeah it was the Evangelists, good gig as well. Afterwards we went to Bernards house and Eamonn got kicked out, then we went to the Yakuza house and made prank phone calls all night while downing buckfast. If you got a pizza delivery at 6a.m., or an offer of a record deal from sony or worse we don't care and never have, and we'll do it again.
  21. avatar whipchorus
    Ack no Bill Stevenson
  22. avatar Jamesy Yakuza
    [quote:9b506adc2c="nonlogic liam"]then we went to the Yakuza house and made prank phone calls all night while downing buckfast. If you got a pizza delivery at 6a.m., or an offer of a record deal from sony or worse we don't care and never have, and we'll do it again.[/quote:9b506adc2c]

    that was you?! :evil:
  23. avatar Eamonn Evangelists
    Nope. It must've been Sony or worse.

    I don't believe we've ever prank called a band whilst under their own roof, have we? I remember once we got Ronan Yakuza to join us for an Evangelists' photo-shoot for Hotpress to see if they noticed. It woulda worked as well if it wasn't for the eagle-eyed Ms.Toland.
  24. avatar RM
    Icarus Line to support Lemonheads on Belfast & Dublin dates
  25. avatar flaresnflowers
    does anyone know if this gig is sold out?
  26. avatar j0j0
    I bought mine in the union about a week ago, an it was number 12. So you'll probably be alright!
  27. avatar Andrew
    Are the members of All backing up Dando at this?
  28. avatar Rock Danger
    I'm guessing no, but maybe Karl Alvarez on bass? It would have been [i:31dc281904]almost[/i:31dc281904] worth it, with ALL's rhythm section.
  29. avatar DuncanDisorderly
    loving it - lemonheads rock! altho i have rather bad memories of that icarus line gig too! there were about 20 people there! :lol:
  30. avatar Kid-Eternity
    [quote:c8a8c0a6a8="flaresnflowers"]does anyone know if this gig is sold out?[/quote:c8a8c0a6a8]

    Doubtful I bought my ticket today...

    It doesn't look like a proper ticket though, more a peice of paper with 'the Lemonheads' written on it...
  31. avatar comprachio
    [quote:d5cfe47b44]It doesn't look like a proper ticket though, more a peice of paper with 'the Lemonheads' written on it...[/quote:d5cfe47b44]

    two questions;

    1) what were you expecting? Engraved rice?
    2) why would the look of the ticket indicate how well the gig is selling (and bear in mind the number on the ticket doesn't always indicate the number sold as often they are sold in reverse or are selling in multiple locations)
  32. avatar rinky
    Stage times for tonight anyone?
  33. avatar spirit of division
    that icarus line show sucked and I expected great things......I feel I should give them another chance but doubt I have the strength tonite. They should just play ink and dagger covers.
  34. avatar comprachio
    Nice to see a schizo Evan go into the crowd to lamp some guy he thought had heckled him!!!
  35. avatar Beau Sooth
    Yea, what happened there? Think some guy was asking him to play a certain song and he freaked and jumped down to thump him?

    He seems on the edge a bit that Evan.
  36. avatar drive by fader
    I think someone requested 'patience' by Guns n' Roses. Obviously the good ol' Belfast wit was alive and kicking last night.

    Anyway, when he got back on stage he just said "you're at the wrong nostalgia concert my friend". Which i found quite amusing :)

    T'was a great show by the way!
  37. avatar comprachio
    He shouted from the mic 'what do you mean play a song? I just played you a fucking song!' before going into the crowd. When he came back up he goes 'I mustn't get the accent or something.'
  38. avatar Dirty Stevie Grizz
    does Evan Dando moonlight as a bouncer at the Black Box?
  39. avatar Jamesy Yakuza
    what were the icarus line like?
  40. avatar drive by fader
    I personally didn't like the Icarus Line at all. Some nice grooves but played at a snail's pace with nothing really standing out. A bit insipid really.

    I mean, bands like Kyuss and Monster Magnet did that whole stoner thing waaaay better and with tunes and excitement added in for good measure.

    The fact that the singer looked like a 14-year old American version of Bobby Gillespie didn't help matters.