Entries tagged with: Ween
gene ween @ recher - Dec 11, 2008 (rocknrowland)
Hi Everyone....I want to thank everyone for the well wishes, I'm recovering well from this pneumonia that I believe I'd been "walking around" with before it manifested itself fully a day after the last GWB show in Asbury Park. I spent four days in the hospital which, for those who know, is close to hell on earth but with good doctors, nurses and the care of my Jewish Mother for the last few days, I'll be fine. This GWB experience was so fucking great and I do plan to make up the shows with more to come. Thanks for all the well wishes and I wish you all the best wish for the wishes at this special time of the year. Love, GW
"Due to illness - the final 3 shows have been cancelled! More info to come on refunds, rescheduling, etc." That sucks. Affected dates below...
Gene Ween @ McCarren Pool (more by Zach Dilgard)
The Gene Ween Band (Dave Dreiwitz, Scott Metzger, Joe Russo) will be touring in December.Tickets are on sale for a December 18th show at Highline Ballroom in NYC. Tickets go on sale Wednesday for the show happening one day earlier at Music Hall of Williamsburg. All dates and more ticket info below...
Ween @ McCarren Pool (more by Zach Dilgard)
today in NYC
* FREE STUFF
* Sera Cahoone @ Knitting Factory
* Bruce Springsteen @ Giants Stadium
* The Postelles & Samuel @ Fat Baby (free)
* Icy Demons & Buffalo Stance @ Death By Audio
* Margot and The Nuclear So & Sos @ Bowery Ballroom
* Modey Lemon, Friendly Fires & Semi Precious Weapons
Tickets are on sale for the Mountain Goats / Kaki King show at Music Hall of Williamsburg and for the one at Webster Hall.
That's a snapshot of the action happening over in the Ween forums where the celebration and plane tickets are referring to the show happening at McCarren Pool in Brooklyn tonight (July 25, 2008). And as Dr. Rock pointed out, tonight is also the Valient Thorr show at Bowery Ballroom AND an after-Ween Sound of Urchin / Tragedy show at Music Hall of Williamsburg (it's not a free one though).
Ween @ Terminal 5, NYC - Dec 1, 2007 (CRED)
by Klaus Kinski
I visited the cavernous Terminal 5 for the first time on Friday 11/30/07 to check out the first of two 'evening with' Ween shows. I've been listening to Ween for ages and have most of their records, yet I've never managed to catch a single live show. Thankfully, my first live Ween experience couldn't have been more fulfilling.
They played a solid 2 and a half hour set that was as diverse as the crowd that packed Terminal 5 to see them. From start to finish, I was dumbstruck at how good they were. One thing that truly captivated me was their ability to pull off these incredible extended jams without being too 'jammy' about it. I mean, I know these guys can play, but I never expected such powerful, cohesive jams. Dean Ween is an amazing guitarist - in both chops and taste. Drummer Claude Coleman repeatedly pulled off these fills that floored me - not only because of their technical merit, but in how tastefully and appropriately he was working them into the songs. (not bad for a guy who was nearly killed in a car wreck). Like this guy, I sort of prefer Ween 's country tunes – they tend to showcase not only their sense of humor, but also their extreme skills as musicians. Ween covered a lot of territory in 2 and a half hours (and reportedly 3 hours the second night), and I think causal fans and die hards alike all left the show pretty satisfied (even the drunk douche nozzle who felt the need to start a fight with me for no reason in the bathroom). -Klaus
1 OKKERVIL RIVER, The Stage Names(JAGJAGUWAR)
2 BAND OF HORSES, Cease To Begin (SUB POP)
3 IRON & WINE, The Shepherd's Dog (SUB POP)
4 FUTURE CLOUDS & RADAR, Future Clouds & Radar (STAR APPLE KINGDOM)
5 FEIST, The Reminder (CHERRY TREE/INTERSCOPE)
6 SPOON, Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (MERGE)
7 RADIOHEAD, In Rainbows (SELF-RELEASED)
8 ARCADE FIRE, Neon Bible (Merge)
9 NEIL YOUNG, Chrome Dreams II (REPRISE)
10 JASON ISBELL, Sirens of the Ditch (NEW WEST)
11 WHITE STRIPES, Icky Thump (THIRD MAN/WARNER BROS.)
12 DEVENDRA BANHART, Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon (XL)
13 AVETT BROTHERS, Emotionalism (RAMSEUR)
Paste also has Avett Brothers high up on their list. Stylus seem to be the only ones MADLY in love with Miranda Lambert so far (Paste has her at 18) (and J likes her a lot). Nic Harcourt's list is still way different than everyone's. The rest of Harp Magazine's list is below....
01. Parenthetical Girls - If it's a time for Christmas (2:46)
02. Ween - Silent Night (1:40)
03. Andrew Dost (Anathallo) - Yeah, I Know, It's Christmastime (2:04)
04. The National Splits - Let's Wrap Each Other (2:15)
05. Louis Armstrong - Santa Claus Blues (2:51)
06. Scott Allen (Thunderbirds are Now) - Winters Wonderland (3:50)
07. The Knife - Christmas Reindeer (7:11)
08. Melt Banana - White Christmas (1:42)
09. Thick Pigeon - Jingle Bell Rock (1:30)
10. Steven Garvey - Dreidle, Dreidle, Dreidle (1:11)
11. nullsleep - silent night (2:25)
12. Wild Billy Childish & The Musicians of the British Empire - Santa Claus (3:26)
13. Holly Golightly - Christmas Tree's On Fire (2:54)
14. Deerhoof - xmas tree (2:30)
15. Palace Songs (Will Oldham) - Christmastime in the Mountains (1:30)
16. Woody Guthrie - Hanukkah Dance [Alternate Take] (1:24)
I know it's too early for this, but inspiration hit, so I went with it. Download, support the artists, enjoy, and happy holidays (Thanksgiving or whatever).
Ween's new album La Cucaracha is out October 23, 2007 on Rounder Records. Those who pre-order it now through THIS LINK, can also order a limited edition t-shirt at a reduced price with the CD (offer ends Oct 22).
I've got a pair of tickets to give away to each of the previously announced Ween shows at Terminal 5 in NYC - even the sold out one. To win, email BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Ween). Include your first and last name in the email. Mention which date you would prefer. Two winners will be picked at random.
It was also announced today that Pitchfork will be curating this year's ATP - a UK Festival happening in May. Their choices so far:
Of MontrealAll Ween tour dates below....
also keep reading for Moby, comedian Dave Hill & Hal Sparks
Tragedy @ Highline Ballroom, NY - Sept 2, 2007 (CRED)
Luckily, this isn't really about metal, it's about novelty metal. Sunday night, the Highline Ballroom brought together not one, not two, not three, but four of our area's finest examples of metal schtick. I only saw one of them, actually. I missed Boyz Nite (known for their "Die Hard" song), Queen Diamond (teenage girl King Diamond tribute) and Beatallica (you can figure it out). I came specifically to see Tragedy, the Number One All-Metal Beegees Tribute Band in the Tri-State Area. And more specifically, I came because I'm friends with the bassist. [Soundbites]But more about Tragedy later. First let's talk about Ween...
The guy from Rounder drove down to New Hope from Massachusetts and took us to lunch. We've been on a lot of labels the past 23 years and had a lot of lunches and we've heard a lot of "pitches". After making small talk for the first 20 minutes I finally felt like I should ask him something, anything-- since he drove all the way down here. The only thing I could come up with was "are there any other bands on Rounder comparable to Ween? I mean when I think of Rounder Records I think of all those Thorogood records and mostly folk type stuff." He said "no, not really." We all started laughing and the decision was made in our minds right there that this was where we needed to be. Later that night we watched the Red Sox game at our studio and then he drove back to Boston t he next day. That's the whole story, and now Ween is on Rounder. Anyway, it's not my job to critique Ween and measure one of our records against another, but I will say that we are super happy with La Cucaracha, we consider it to be a party record, unlike our last record which was more of a Jonestown type party vibe.Good story, but there's more. Let it be revealed right here and now that "the guy from Rounder" is none other than Izzy Stradlin (aka Rounder A&R guy Dave Godowsky) from the recently disbanded Guns N Roses tribute band Mr. Brownstone...
"no, not really." (Izzy, Slash & Axl @ Bowery Ballroom)
More like NO, NOT REALLY BROKEN UP. Tickets are now on sale for a Mr. Brownstone reunion show at Bowery Ballroom on November 10th (they were broken up for a whole year and four months). They're also playing the Paradise in Boston on December 15th, and tickets are about to go on sale for that one too.
And speaking of metal reunions, Satanicide (who share a member with Mr. Brownstone) is also back! Possibly broken up for an even less amount of time, or maybe more - who can keep track....
On the heels of their sold-out Fillmore at Irving Plaza performance in August, SATANiCiDE will reunite for a one last show (at Bowery Ballroom this Friday September 7th). Making the 17 mile trek from Jer-Z with SATANiCiDE will also be Moby, and comedian Hal Sparks of Showtime's, "Queer as Folk". Other special guests include Suicide Girls, and SATANiDANCER, (and girlfriend of SATANiCiDE's Aleister Cradley) Peg Ramon-Stamos.That's right, Moby (musical star of the new videogame Bioshock) will be there (again). Also (though not mentioned above) - comedian Dave Hill (a musician himself in a band that also shares a member with Satanicide) is also involved in this show in some way. Tickets are on sale.
"How envious we are of you, all our fans", says SATANiCiDE lead singer Devlin Mayhem. "Unlike you, we will not be able to see our own show. We will be too busy rokking to witness the greatest spectacle of rokk this side of the Holland Tunnel".
Sharing the stage will be the recently Warped-toured THE NOTORIOUS MSG. Blasting out of the streets of Chinatown, THE NOTORIOUS MSG have arrived with a vengeance. Serving up deep-fried beats straight from the Chinese ghetto, they will not stop until they achieve complete world domination.
But wait - what about TRAGEDY? Well, besides sharing a member (Phil) with Satanicide and Dave Hill's band Children of the Unicorn, not to mention Hair Suppply, Tragedy will in fact be opening at all three reunion shows - first for Satanicide at Bowery, and then at both of the Mr. Brownstone gigs.
BONUS POINTS: Now see if you can match this all up with the related post from over 2 years ago. Rock.