It's in all probability been a very long time since Lemonheads singer Evan Dando tried out for a band and acquired turned down. But there he’s, perched on a stool in a suburban rec room, making an attempt out for Erica Goldberg's band, The Dropouts, in subsequent Wednesday's (Feb. 13) episode of The Goldbergs. In a preview of the ABC comedy, Dando is outed by Erica (Hayley Orrantia) because the man who "stands exterior the Wawa and buys beer for highschool children," earlier than he provides to play lead or rhythm guitar in her band.
In an announcement, Goldberg's creator and govt producer Adam F. Goldberg explains that it was an "superior coincidence" that he was as soon as once more in a position to make use of certainly one of his childhood idols on this present about rising up bizarre in a suburban Philadelphia neighborhood within the 1980s on the identical time that Dando is selling a just-released album of covers songs, Varshons 2. The singer occurred to be in Los Angeles on the time the episode was taping, so after all Goldberg made the decision.
"He popped in, we gave him some strains and he crushed it," mentioned Goldberg. "I really like that the true Evan Dando is in the identical scene because the actor we forged to play him." Goldberg defined additional that Dando occurs to be the primary cousin of his bast good friend from childhood, Chad Kremp, who grew up throughout the stret from him in Jenkintown, Philadelphia.
"The total Kremp household usually seems on the present each in actual life and as characters," mentioned Goldberg. "They are like my second household. It was all the time loopy that Chad’s first cousin was a rock star which started within the late 80s. I’ve recollections of watching Evan play at weddings or household gatherings, and for a child like me from a tiny city, it was simply thoughts blowing." Now, Dando doesn't make the band, however the youthful participant who does, Evan (Luke Eisner), auditions succesfully by enjoying a single from the Lemonheads' third albim, 1988's Lick.
"I adopted Evan’s profession by the 90s and went to many Lemonheads concert events in NYC," Goldberg mentioned. “Since he was my greatest good friend’s household, he all the time felt like my household in a bizarre manner. Since The Goldbergs is a present about my childhood, naturally I needed to convey Evan into it as a result of he was there (with us within the 80s)."
Varshons 2, out now, options covers of songs by the Jayhawks, NRBQ, Bevis Frond, Florida Georgia Line, Paul Westerberg, The Eyes, The Eagles, Lucinda Williams and Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds.
Watch Dando's audition under and watch the complete episode of The Goldbergs on ABC on Feb. 13 at eight p.m.