Posted in music | pictures on March 5, 2011

photos by Dominick Mastrangelo

Gene Ween

"Gene Ween closed the night with a set that boasted numerous Ween songs as well as a cover of Fiddler on the Roof's "If I Were a Rich Man" that featured the house group's string section. In addition to the show's house band, Ween's set featured accompaniment from longtime Ween bassist Dave Dreiwitz." [jambands.com]
First of all, sorry for the delay in this post - I was originally waiting for some video (coming soon!), and then I just fell behind. Second of all, the first-ever edition of Noncerts back on February 20th was a magical night of music at Cameo in Brooklyn with special sets by Gene Ween, Hamilton Leithauser, David Dondero, and Dave Godowsky, not to mention the 10-piece rotating house band full of acclaimed musicians who have played with everyone from Jay-Z to Bon Iver to Yo-Yo Ma. Plus, all proceeds form the show are being given to music funding at public schools in Brooklyn.

Stay tuned for video and audio, and for the lineup of the next Noncert (date TBA), but for now check out the full setlist and more pictures from the first one, below...

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Dave Godowsky

Dave Godowski

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David Dondero

David Dondero

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David Dondero

David Dondero

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David Dondero

Hamilton Leithauser

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Hamilton Leithauser

Hamilton Leithauser

Hamilton Leithauser

Hamilton Leithauser

Hamilton Leithauser

Hamilton Leithauser

Hamilton Leithauser

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SET ONE
Dave Godowsky (ex John Shade) (host/creator of noncerts) with string
quartet (Pico Alt, Marika Hughes, Ljova, and Jenny Scheinman)
-Here I Am (with CJ Camerieri on french horn and Eivind Olpsvik on bass)
-Serial Killer (with Ben Lester on drums and Eivind Olpsvik on bass)

SET TWO
David Dondero (with Dave Godowsky on guitar, Ben Lester on drums, CJ
Camerieri on keys/horns, Jesse Harris on guitar)
-Rothko Chapel
-Wherever You Go Then There You Are
-South Of The South
-When the Heart Breaks Deep
-It's Peaceful Here
-I've Seen The Love
-The Stars Are My Chandelier
-This Guitar (solo) (new)

SET THREE
Hamilton Leithauser, playing songs written by his friends (with Dave
Godowsky on guitar, Jesse Harris on electric guitar, CJ Camerieri on
keys and horns, Doug Wieselman on bass clarinet, and Ben Lester on
drums)
-Tall Tale Storyline (Mazarin)
-Road Song (Mac St. Michael)
-Don't Vote (Cass McCombs)
-See About Me (Weird War)
-Young Fool (Mac St. Michael)
-Ballz (Josh Wise)

SET FOUR
Gene Ween with Dave Dreiwitz
-What Deaner Was Talking About
-The Stallion, Pt. III
-Hawakawanee Say (with Dave Godowsky on guitar and Ben Lester on drums)
-Rights To The Ways and the Rules of the World (with Jesse Harris on guitar)
-Flutes of The Chi (with Dave Godowsky on guitar and Ben Lester on drums)
-The Golden Eel (with Dave Godowsky and Ben Lester on percussion)
-Beacon Light (with Doug Wieselman on guitar and Ben Lester on drums)
-Tried and True (with Jesse Harris on guitar and Ben Lester on drums)
-She's Your Baby (with the Noncerts strong quartet (Pico Alt, Marika
Hughes, Ljova, and Jenny Scheinman))
-Gener's Gone (with the Noncerts strong quartet (Pico Alt, Marika
Hughes, Ljova, and Jenny Scheinman))
-Encore: If I Were A Rich Man (with the whole noncerts house band)

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Comments (13)

Jesus, when did Gene start looking so old?!

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2011 6:59 PM

"Jesus, when did Gene start looking so old?!"

88? Maybe 89?

Posted by Anonhumus | March 5, 2011 7:31 PM

I saw my brother weeping in the dead of the night 
I said "hey dude, man, you feelin all right?"
Gener said nothing and continued to weep
I saw papa gene ween crying in his sleep...

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2011 11:02 PM

luv the ween

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2011 12:54 AM

"Jesus, when did Gene start looking so old?!"

he looks great...should've seen him a couple years ago...yikes

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2011 10:11 AM

Years ago? Look up Vancouver from february! He looks young compared to that.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2011 10:39 AM

boooooo

Posted by Mixte | March 6, 2011 10:44 AM

Wow, Gene is looking great!

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2011 11:07 AM

yeah I agree Gene is looking fantastic! Lost sooo much weight since I saw him in Chicago over the summer. Keep it up Gener!!

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2011 11:47 AM

Saw ween in 1998 @the Newport on OhioState campus, and to this day I havnt seen a better show!

Posted by Alex | March 6, 2011 2:46 PM

Did anyone catch the Knitting Factory show in december? he's arguably better now without the entire band. last time I saw Ween was in january in LA and they were good, but really didn't live up shows of the past decade. Gener, however, is amazing solo acoustic.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2011 3:39 PM

A little (distinguished) grey on top, but, yeah, Gene looks healthy and happy... so glad to see it. Can't wait to see and hopefully hear him soon!

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2011 4:08 PM

Grea pics! Gener killed that night

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 6:39 AM

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