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Summer Camp Music Festival’s initial 2020 lineup includes moe., Umphrey’s McGee, Ween, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead and dozens more.
As Ween readies for their to return to Philadelphia, check out this show from 2000 at the Electric Factory which is bookended by two classic rock covers.
Ween announced a handful of April 2020 tour dates.
Ween will return to Connecticut for the first time in over a decade as part of their 2020 winter tour.
Ween will return to Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas in March 2020 for the “March Mitzvah” run.
Ween wore costumes and delivered a mix of staples and rarities during their Halloween show at the Mission Ballroom in Denver.
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Ween at Metropolitan Opera House
- Pork Roll Egg and Cheese
- Spinal Meningitis (Got Me Down)
- Happy Colored Marbles
- Bananas and Blow
- Transdermal Celebration
- The Goin' Gets Tough From the Getgo
- Learnin' to Love
- Exactly Where I'm At
- Flutes of Chi
- A Tear for Eddie
- Roses Are Free
- The Argus
- The Stallion, Part 3
- Push th' Little Daisies
- Buckingham Green
- Tried and True
- Touch My Tooter
- Stroker Ace
- Freedom of '76
- Mister, Would You Please Help My Pony?
- Ocean Man
- I'll Be Your Jonny on the Spot
- Voodoo Lady
- The Mollusk
- Your Party
- Big Jilm
- She Wanted to Leave
- Birthday Boy
- What Deaner Was Talkin' About
- I Gots a Weasel
Ween is a rock duo formed in 1984 in New Hope, Pennsylvania when Mickey Melchiondo and Aaron Freeman met in a junior high school typing class. They christened themselves with the pseudonyms Dean Ween and Gene Ween respectively, drawing on such punk surname collectives as the Ramones. Thousands of home recordings later, Ween created its own self-contained universe and collected a large underground fanbase. Supposedly the two were visited by a God/Demon named Boognish who directed them to start a rock band.
Their earliest home recordings were anarchic and free-spirited, drawing on influences as far-reaching as the Beatles, Prince, Butthole Surfers, The Residents and the lo-fi punk movement. They self-released 4 cassettes in the late eighties; The Crucial Squeegie Lip, Axis: Bold As Boognish, The Live Brain Wedgie/WAD, and Prime 5. Around this time, Gene also released his own tape, Synthetic Socks, which featured Dean on a few songs. Ween, often compared in their early years to other offbeat artists such as Frank Zappa and They Might Be Giants, would always eschew such comparisons.
Various outside collaborations have also ensued over the years. Dean is a member of the heavy metal side project Moistboyz, and the noise rock group Z-Rock Hawaii is made up of members of Ween and Boredoms. Ween has composed pieces for The X-Files Soundtrack, Schoolhouse Rock Rocks!, Beautiful Girls Soundtrack, Road Trip Soundtrack, Chef Aid, SpongeBob SquarePants, and the Grounded for Life TV theme. They have also worked with Rob Vaughn and Queens of the Stone Age. They also guest starred as puppets on the Comedy Central show Crank Yankers where they gave audiences a preview of their song “Fancypants”.
Dean Ween has been a significant contributer to Queens of the Stone Age and his friend, Joshua Homme’s (of QOTSA) side project Desert Sessions. On QOTSA’s most critically acclaimed album “Songs for the Deaf”, Dean Ween played guitar on Mosquito Song, Do It Again, and Six Shooter.
Tedeschi Trucks Band returned to the Chicago Theatre on Friday night to continue their four-night residency in The Windy City.
Umphrey’s McGee debuted “Red Room” nearly 13 years since its release on 2007’s ‘The Bottom Half’ and busted out another Rush cover at Stage AE in Pittsburgh.
Marcus King joined Widespread Panic during night one of Panic La Playa at the Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya, Mexico which also saw WSP paying tribute to Warren Zevon on what would have been his 73rd birthday.
Full Show Friday features a 1982 concert performed by the late Warren Zevon who would have celebrated his 72nd birthday today.
The Avett Brothers announced a handful of summer tour dates.