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Lollapalooza last year (more by Josh Darr)

Lollapalooza celebrates its 20th anniversary this year with some huge names on its just-announced lineup. See it in full below.

The festival has obviously changed over the years. What started out as a farewell tour for Jane's Addiction with a 'touring festival' lineup that included the Rollins Band, Nine Inch Nails, Butthole Surfers, and Souxsie & The Banshees, has turned into a one-weekend Chicago festival that Lady Gaga co-headlined last year. As leaked a while ago, Foo Fighters, Muse and Eminem all play this year, as will Coldplay, Cee Lo Green, and My Morning Jacket along with the reunited Cars and the continuing-to-be-reunited Big Audio Dynamite and Death From Above 1979, and a bunch of other bands which may or may not be worth the ticket price depending on how you feel about the headliners and generally seeing bands in big, hot, outdoor crowded parks (Lollapalooza happens in Chicago's Grant Park from August 5th - 7th).

Full 2011 Lineup and a couple of videos (one from 1991, one from 2010), below...

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Ween @ Summerstage 2010 (more by Andrew St. Clair)

Gene Ween will play a week's worth of solo acoustic shows over the course of about a month. He kicks things off tonight at the Bluebird Nightclub in Bloomington, Indiana, then hits Kentucky, and then after some time off plays a Brooklyn show at Knitting Factory on December 2nd with The Old Rugged Sauce (tickets). He also hits Mexicali Live in Jersey on December 16th. All Gene dates, and some new West Coast Ween ones too, below...

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photos by Andrew St. Clair

"That's the face of rock n' roll. Learn it. Live it. Love it." -mat | April 14, 2010 1:27 PM


The Star-Ledger: Your manager said this was really a big show for you guys.
Gene: Yeah, Central Park, Simon & Garfunkel. They are going to come out and play songs with us.

Which Ween songs are they going to play?
"Spinal Meningitis"...

Is there some lineage from Sparks to Ween?
Mickey is really into Sparks, and he says Ween is the modern-day Sparks.

I think you and Sparks should play a show together just like Simon & Garfunkel in Central Park.
Sparks is going to be there, too, with Simon & Garfunkel.

That's a crowded stage.
It is, but we'll make room. Ladysmith Black Mambazo is going to be there, too.

The Ween-Simon&Garfunkel-Sparks-Ladysmith Black Mombazo supergroup didn't actually happen when Ween played Central Park's Rumsey Playfield on Friday 9/17, but Madonna was there (causing trouble)...
"We spoke with SummerStage production manager Danny Owen about the chain of events that led to Madge's appearance at Ween's soundcheck and it started in the early afternoon hours when the film and concert production teams realized the area had been double booked. WE's production team approached venue staff when they started to test the PA and the SummerStage staffers agreed to keep the noise to a minimum until Ween soundchecked at 5PM. 5PM rolled around and the film's producers asked for more time, but with doors set to open at 6:30, there wasn't much wiggle room since the band needed to get comfortable with the sound at the outdoor venue.

Owen, whose main concern was making sure the band was given the time they needed, told the film's producer that the band was indeed going to start soundchecking. At this point, the members of Ween were on stage and waiting around for word to start the check. Madonna must've gotten wind of the situation as at approximately 5:15PM she entered the concert field with her security entourage and asked Owen if she could speak to the band. Danny responded, "with all due respect, no you may not" leading Madonna to ask to speak to a manager at which point Ween's manager, Greg Frey, entered the fray.

The pop icon bought a few minutes during her conversation with Frey as soundcheck was delayed until approximately 5:30, but we're glad to see that even Madonna can't keep Ween from taking care of business. Sadly, it seems Madge and her unhip team didn't even know who Ween was. Ween went on close to 7:30PM and played one fantastic, extremely long set followed by a three-song encore." [Glide Magazine]

What a busy week for Summerstage. Madonna, Cake, Broken Social Scene, WEEN, and four Pavement shows.

Ween currently has two shows on the calendar, including a Halloween date in Colorado, and there's at least one solo show coming up too. All dates, Ween's Central Park setlist, and more pictures, below...

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Ween @ Outside Lands 2009 (more by Chris Graham)

Ween have annoinced many more tour dates since we last spoke, Camp Bisco included. Tickets are still on sale for their May 20th show at Starland Ballroom, and you can catch them at Sasquatch and at Bonnaroo, and then a bunch of other places before they return to NYC on September 17th for a show at Rumsey Playfield aka Central Park Summerstage (ticket info still TBA). All dates below...

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Camp Bisco...
Camp Bisco

Camp Bisco 9, the three-day Upstate music fest put on by Disco Biscuits in its ninth year, will be happening July 15th-17th in Mariaville, NY, about 3 hours north of NYC. It's set to have two main stages, a DJ tent and a late night dance tent, and the initial lineup includes LCD Soundsystem, Ween, Girl Talk, Major Lazer, Diplo, Thievery Corporation, Gift of Gab and more. All of the currently announced acts are below.

Tickets are on sale now.

2009's fest included Nas, Chromeo, The Orb, Dr. Dog, Flying Lotus and Special Disco Version (LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy & Pat Mahoney)

Ween's next NYC-area show is in NJ on May 20th.

Still waiting for the next LCD Soundystem NYC show announcement. Meanwhile they've already announced Coachella, Bonnaroo and other dates (along with a new album).

More Camp Bisco info and a flyer are below...

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Like Julian Casablancas, Ween now have an upcoming show at Starland Ballroom in NJ. The May 20th date is 11 days before the New Hope band plays the Sasquatch Festival with Massive Attack, My Morning Jacket and others. Tickets for the Jersey show go on sale at noon. All dates below...

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photos by Kevin Mazur/ Wire Image

"Yoko Ono, Paul Simon, Eric Clapton, Bette midler, freaking amazing!" - nico843

yoko ono

Yoko's Plastic Ono Band will be playing a special show at BAM's Gilman Opera House on Tuesday, February 16th. The show includes guest spots from original/former Plastic Ono band members Eric Clapton, bassist Klaus Voormann and drummer Jim Keltner. Other guests include Justin Bond, Kim Gordon, Bette Midler, Thurston Moore, Mark Ronson, Scissor Sisters, Martha Wainwright, Haruomi Hosono, Paul Simon and son Harper Simon, and current Ono Band members Cornelius, Yuka Honda and Sean Lennon.
That's how we listed last night's event at BAM (2/16). Martha Wainwright, whose mother recently passed away, ended up not being there, but Gene Ween showed up. Full review and setlist coming soon. In the meantime here are a set of pics...

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We'll get a more complete press release in the morning (and confirm what is listed below is 100% correct), but in the meantime below is a picture of the 2010 Sasquatch poster (that someone Tweeted) and the lineup as read by Bradford Cox at tonight's Atlas Sound show in Seattle (and being listed all over the Internet)....

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photos by Chris Graham

Happy Holidays! I take on more than I can handle. That results in a lot of unposted content. In the name of catching up, while also taking it easy during this final week of the year, here's some of that lost material.

Tenacious D
The Dead Weather

For what was the worst day weather-wise for San Francisco's Outide Lands Festival, its last day (Sunday, August 30th) may have been the best musically. Cold fog and wind took the place of cloudless, sunny skies, but those who attended witnessed sets by Modest Mouse, the Dead Weather, the Avett Brothers, Band of Horses, Calexico, Matt & Kim , and soul legends Robert Randolph and Betty Layvette, and MIA, who complained via Twitter about the fest's substitution of Tenacious D for the Beastie Boys, then covered two Beasties songs, "Intergalactic" and "Sabatage, in her set.

Scrambling to find replacement headliners for the Beastie Boys was a common theme for festivals in summer '09, after the group was forced to cancel all dates when Adam Yauch was dianosed with cancer (he's since had sugery, and reports say that part of his health regiment is a vegan/organic diet). Beastie Boys' slot was filled by Jay-Z at All Points West and Yeah Yeah Yeahs at Lollapalooza

More pictures from Day Three below...

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Tickets are on sale for "An Evening with Gene Ween" at Highline Ballroom in NYC on January 29, 2010. It's one of two dates for the ween guitarist and singer. The other is January 16th at World Cafe Life in Philly.

Leftover Crack fan in Texas (more)
Leftover Crack

Leftover Crack, Star Fucking Hipsters, Trash Talk, and The Casualties are playing Irving Plaza on July 3rd. Assuming Irving Plaza doesn't get shut down (unlikely) (or even if it does), this punk show is sure to be a good time. Tickets are on sale.

Less of a good time will probably be had at the punk show happening at Madison Square Garden on July 27th. Tickets for Green Day's big NYC show are on sale (@ 10am). They are also playing a few shows at much smaller venues, and Saturday Night Live this weekend.

The opposite of a good time will probably be had at the same big venue on October 5th. The Ting Tings are playing MSG with Pink. Tickets are on presale (@ 10am). PASSWORD = LEAPFROG

Probably fun, but still kind of lame? Aerosmith and ZZ Top play MSG on September 14th. Tickets are on AmEx and Internet presale now, and go on general sale Monday, May 18th, at 10am. It's the same day Kings of Leon play Nassau Coliseum.

Back to good times... Ween are playing the Stone Pony's Summerstage in Asbury Park on July 18th. Tickets go on sale Saturday at noon. Gene Ween is playing Brooklyn on May 21st.

Same venue, same summer (move over Blondie, Pat Benatar and The Donnas): The Pretenders, Cat Power and Juliette (and the Licks) Lewis are playing the Stone Pony's Summerstage on August 9th. Tickets are currently on Ticket Rush presale (password = live), and they go on general sale Saturday at noon. The same three ladies (bands) have an August 22nd Colorado show scheduled, so let's home for a full tour with NYC date too.

Peter Frampton plays Stone Pony Summerstage on August 30th. Tickets are currently on Ticket Rush presale (password = live), and go on general sale Saturday at noon.

And don't forget Kylie Minogue tickets go on sale Saturday at 10am.

Gene Ween Band

Gene Ween Band is on the lineup for this year's Mountain Jam, the three-day, jam band-friendly festival taking place in Hunter Mountain on May 29th, 30th and 31st. The Hold Steady, Girl Talk, Rhett Miller, Gomez and many others are also on the bill. You can see the full schedule HERE, and the full lineup below.

Even sooner, Gene Ween Band have a show scheduled right here in Brooklyn at PS 29 (425 Henry Street). The "Benefit for the Arts" takes place on Thursday, May 21st (6:30-9:00 PM), and tickets are on sale (thx Dan). All dates below...

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Outside Lands

Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival is taking place this year August 28th-30th at Golden Gate Park. Tickets for the fest go on Visa presale Wednesday, April 15th at 1pm ET, and general sale Sunday, April 19th at 1pm ET.

Like last year, the San Francisco fest shares a headliner with NJ's All Points West. In 2008, it was Radiohead. In 2009, it's the Beastie Boys.

Also on the schedule for the fest is the Dead Weather, Jack White's new band. Dead Weather plays its first show tonight (April 14th) at the Bowery Ballroom.

M.I.A., Ween, TVOTR, Mastodon, Os Mutantes, Extra Golden, Tom Jones, and many others are also playing. Full Outside Lands line-up and poster below....

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Gene Ween is doing better and they've rescheduled those cancelled dates. Tickets go on sale Thursday at noon for a February 7th show at Music Hall of Williamsburg, and tickets are on sale now for the show happening February 26th at Highline Ballroom.. All dates below...

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gene ween @ recher - Dec 11, 2008 (rocknrowland)
Gene Ween

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...

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Gene Ween @ McCarren Pool (more by Zach Dilgard)
Gene Ween

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...

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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).

Getting revved up for the Ween show (GoldenEel)

Tickets are on sale (at noon) for the Ween show at McCarren Pool and other dates.

Ween Yanni

Ween announced some new tour dates including a show at McCarren Pool in Brooklyn in July. There's a presale going on now. (thx Fil and Dave). All dates below...

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Ween @ Terminal 5, NYC - Dec 1, 2007 (CRED)
Ween @ Terminal 5

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

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Harp Magazine

2 BAND OF HORSES, Cease To Begin (SUB POP)
3 IRON & WINE, The Shepherd's Dog (SUB POP)
6 SPOON, Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (MERGE)
8 ARCADE FIRE, Neon Bible (Merge)
9 NEIL YOUNG, Chrome Dreams II (REPRISE)
10 JASON ISBELL, Sirens of the Ditch (NEW WEST)
12 DEVENDRA BANHART, Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon (XL)

Ween made their cover, but not the actual list. Ween are playing two shows at Terminal 5 this weekend. Get Ween Christmas song in my 2007 holiday mix.

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....

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