Dean Ween

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    November 5, 2014

    The Ten Most Underrated Guitarists in the History of Rock

    While traveling from Denver to Texas a few weeks ago, I could not stop listening to Mutiny on the Bay, the searing collection of '80s Dead Kennedys performances released in 2001; East Bay Ray, it occurred to me, is one of the most underrated guitarists in the history of rock. To me, being underrate ... More >>

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    September 22, 2014

    Cannabis Calendar for the Week of September 22: Doughnuts, Music and Pot

    Like ribs? Like doughnuts? Like music? Like pot? Hopefully you've snatched up an invite to tonight's Wellspring Collective anniversary party. If not, well, we've got plenty more pot-related events where that came from. Here they are: See also: Medical Marijuana Dispensary Review: Golden Meds in Nor ... More >>

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    September 15, 2014

    Cannabis Calendar for the Week of September 15

    Cannabis activists and industry workers have a busy day ahead of them today and tomorrow, between the CannaSearch job fair and Colorado Board of Health rulemaking hearing, both of which are scheduled to start early tomorrow morning. And there's a lot more here for your dank datebooks, too. See also ... More >>

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    September 9, 2014

    Cannabis Calendar for the Week of September 9

    Planning your schedule? We've got a rundown of all of the cannabis-related events taking place this week -- and beyond -- so you can jot them down in your datebook. Here's our roundup: See also: Medical Marijuana Dispensary Review: The Green Solution in Denver

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    August 8, 2013

    Damon Wood's Harmonious Junk

    Sirens and Pipers

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    November 4, 2012

    Aaron Freeman at the Fox Theatre, 11/2/12

    AARON FREEMAN @ FOX THEATRE | 11/2/12 Aaron Freeman's set at the Fox Theater felt decidedly familiar. The former Ween frontman may have officially shed the musical alter ego of Gene Ween since his last appearance in Colorado, but a lot about his act has stayed pretty much the same. That much was cl ... More >>

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    November 2, 2012

    Win tickets to see Aaron Freeman tonight in Boulder at the Fox or tomorrow at the Bluebird

    After a quarter century of being Gene Ween, Aaron Freeman opted to branch out on his own, effectively sending the iconic band he co-fronted with Michael Melchiondo, Jr. (aka Dean Ween) out to pasture this past spring. While this news no doubt sent many a Ween fanatic out wandering aimlessly in traff ... More >>

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    November 2, 2012

    The ten best concerts this weekend: Nov. 2-4

    Welcome to the weekend! We made it. And as we already noted in Dance Card, there's an extra hour for you to enjoy. Depending upon how hard you go, this will either give you more time to imbibe or an extra hour to sleep off the effects of the night before. Whatever the case, there's plenty of quality ... More >>

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    January 2, 2012

    Review: Ween at the Fillmore Auditorium, 12/31/11, Night Three, New Year's Eve

    WEEN @ FILLMORE AUDITORIUM | NIGHT THREE | 12.31.11 See also, reviews of: 12/29/11 (night one) and 12/30/11 (night two) Just in case anyone in the capacity crowd packed into the Fillmore Auditorium on New Year's Eve wasn't paying attention, Dean Ween sketched out the theme of the night after the f ... More >>

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    December 31, 2011

    Review: Ween at the Fillmore Auditorium, 12/30/11, Night Two

    WEEN @ FILLMORE AUDITORIUM | NIGHT TWO | 12.30.11 See also, reviews of: 12/29/11 (night one) and 12/30/11 (night three) There was no ambitious declaration or plan of attack from the Ween brothers as they launched into their nearly three-hour long set on Friday night for the second show of their thr ... More >>

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    December 30, 2011

    Review: Ween at the Fillmore Auditorium, 12/29/11, Night One

    WEEN @ FILLMORE AUDITORIUM | NIGHT ONE | 12.29.11 | See also, reviews of: 12/29/11 (night two) and 12/30/11 (night three) Early in the first show of Ween's three-night stint at the Fillmore, guitarist and frontman Dean Ween offered the crowd a simple game plan: "We're Ween. We're the band for the ... More >>

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    December 29, 2011

    New Year's Eve in Denver: live music tip sheet

    Correction: Bop Skizzum performs at Moe's BBQ & Bowling on New Year's Eve. An earlier version of this story included an incorrect venue. While there's plenty of action in the clubs over New Year's weekend, there are also a ton of bands playing in Denver and Boulder, and a lot of them playing multip ... More >>

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    December 28, 2011

    Gene Ween on Ween's history, working with Dean Ween and playing in Colorado

    ​Aaron Freeman incorporates a lot of personal history when he takes on the musical alter-ego role of Gene Ween. For nearly thirty years, Freeman and Mickey Melchionda (aka Dean Ween) have been the tongue-in-cheek duo behind Ween, a band that's evolved from the abstract musical experiments of 1 ... More >>

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    September 20, 2011

    Ween's The Pod turns 20 years old today

    Twenty years after its release, it's no wonder that many still consider The Pod to be Ween's most challenging album. Released on September 20, 1991, less than two years after the band's freshman release GodWeenSatan: The Oneness, the 23-track EP took the group's flair for surreal sounds and heady h ... More >>

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    November 1, 2010

    Ween at 1STBANK Center, 10/31/10

    A.H. Goldstein​ WEEN 10.31.10 | 1STBANK Center The scene captured the sheer surrealism of Ween's Halloween show at the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield: Toward the end of the band's three-hour performance, Mickey Melchiondo -- aka Dean Ween -- belted out "The Blarney Stone" with gusto, his vocal ... More >>

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    October 28, 2010
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    October 28, 2010

    Dean Ween on fundamental changes to the recording industry and pot-smoking hippies

    ​ For nearly thirty years, Mickey Melchiondo's been making music under a moniker. As Dean Ween, one of the eponymous creative forces behind Ween, Melchiondo's carved out an ambitious musical niche since founding the band with Aaron Freeman - aka Gene Ween - in the 1980s. In advance of Ween's ... More >>

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    May 11, 2009

    Over the weekend: Gene Ween at the Walnut Room and b.side in Boulder

    Walnut Room set shot by Jon Solomon (click to enlarge)Gene Ween Saturday, May 10, The Walnut Room Sunday, May 11, The b.side lounge Better than: Hearing Gene Ween play a bunch of solo songs you don't recognize. Gene Ween (aka Aaron Freeman) perhaps best summarized the dynamic of his trio of Colorad ... More >>

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    December 25, 2008
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    July 17, 2008
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    November 16, 2006

    Tom Heinl

    Friday, November 17, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

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    August 24, 2006


    Shinola, Volume 1 (Chocodog Records)

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    June 22, 2006

    Moist Boys

    The Sound of Urchin shoots its musical wad.

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    November 27, 2003

    Nick of Time

    Between Mondo Generator and Queens of the Stone Age, Nick Oliveri has the schedule from hell -- and he loves making it worse.

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    January 9, 2003

    Chin Music

    Henry Rollins takes no prisoners, wants no sympathy and gives good quote.

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    December 13, 2001
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    June 15, 2000

    Brothers Keeper

    The demonic duo of Dean and Gene Ween returns with a new studio album -- and a refined take on a twisted past.

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    October 17, 1996

    How the West Was Ween

    Gene and Dean Ween take on country music and live to tell the tale.