Miranda Macias had a chance to see cult indie band The Lemondheads in Austin and San Antonio this past weekend. She talked with the current bass player, Fred Mascherino, about the crazy Texas weather and Canadian rock bands...and playing music!
The Lemonheads passed through Texas last week and even though there was a nice warm fireplace inside, I froze my ass off just to see their set. Evan Dando (vocals/guitar), Chuck Treece (drums) and Fred Mascherino (bass) are in the middle of a tour with Meredith Sheldon and the two bands stopped in Austin to play at the Mohawk on Saturday, February 11. The next day they all headed south to play at the White Rabbit in San Antonio. I went to both concerts and after their set in S.A., I caught up with Fred, who also opened up the shows with a solo guitar set.
Mascherino was about to start recording his next record when Evan Dando called him up and asked him to go on tour with the Lemonheads as their bass player. Normally, Fred plays guitar. You might remember him from Terrible Things or Taking Back Sunday. After this tour he's going to work on getting his next record out, which is supposed to be the next Terrible Things album. He's thinking about calling it Fred Mascherino.
By his own admission, he was a guitar player that “shit-talked” the bass. However, it seems that spending some time with the instrument has swayed his heart. He's seen the error of his ways and admitted he was wrong about the bass guitar. In addition to some advice on playing bass, we talked about how the tour was going and the crazy Texas weather. We also bonded over our mutual love for a Canadian rock band.