Nostalgia package tours normally try to re-create a moment in time or a certain strand of music with the pairings of once-and-again bands. Not so with the Psychedelic Furs and the Lemonheads double bill — neither band shared a scene or space on the charts, but the knack for solid pop music is common ground enough. The Furs rode the crest of post-punk and new wave before finding ubiquity thanks to a certain John Hughes film named after one of its songs. The Lemonheads has been the main vehicle for Evan Dando's often glimmering, sometimes shambolic brand of pop-punk and power-pop. You can rack your brain searching for commonalities, or you can simply sing along to some old favorites.
Ain't That a Shame: The last time Dando and co. were in St. Louis, this past January at the Old Rock House, the band played It's a Shame About Ray front to back.