Entries tagged with: Claude Coleman

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by Andrew Sacher

Amandla

Former Ween drummer Claude Coleman Jr (who's also worked with Eagles of Death Metal, Butthole Surfers' Jeff Pinkus, John Medeski and more) is set to release a new album with his solo band Amandla later this year. It's called Laughing Hearts and follows his 2006 sophomore album The Full Catastrophe. Its newest single, the title track, pulls a bit from classic soul, jazz guitar and alternative rock, the kind of diverse mix you probably expect from a Ween member. It premieres here and can be streamed below. Live dates are TBA too, so stay tuned to see if he hits NYC.

Meanwhile, his former bandmate Geen Ween (or Aaron Freeman) will be in NYC this week when his band FREEMAN's tour hits Bowery Ballroom on Saturday (10/4) with Arc Iris. Tickets for that show are still available.

The Dean Ween Group are also touring, hitting NJ and NYC right around Halloween time.

Stream the new Amandla song below...

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Dean Ween

As you probably know, New Jersey was hit really hard during Hurricane Sandy and in an effort to help one of the victims, Dean Ween (aka Mickey Melchiondo of Ween) is hosting a benefit concert in Asbury Park (home of the Stone Pony which did survive the storm). Dean writes...

Like a lot of people I know it's hard to figure out where to best donate money and resources right now. To this end I've just arranged a benefit concert for my good friend Nick Honachefsky who lost his home and all of his worldly possessions in the storm. I'm hosting a benefit concert at the Saint in Asbury Park, NJ on Sun Nov. 11 Wed, Nov. 28--"Dean Ween and Friends" featuring Claude Coleman, Glenn McClelland, Chris Harford, Dickie Moist, and the all of the usual suspects to help Nick get back on his feet. The evening will feature new music and old music by Moistboyz, Chris Harford, Jimmy Wilson, members of Ween, etc. More specific details to follow. Also, there is a fund set up for Nick at this address.
Dean is also working on his first solo album, which will feature Josh Homme, Nick Oliveri, Guy Heller, Claude Coleman, Chuck Treece, Dave Dreiwitz, Glenn McClelland, Joe Kramer, Andrew Weiss, Joe Russo, Scott Metzger, and more guests that he's worked with over the years. In addition to featuring on the album, Josh Homme is also producing it. The above picture is of Dean Ween at the recording sessions for his new album with Joe Kramer and Chuck Treece (via Facebook).

UPDATE: The date of this benefit has changed.

A video of Dean Ween and some of his friends jamming is below...

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