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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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
Sirens and Pipers
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Friday, November 17, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Shinola, Volume 1 (Chocodog Records)
The Sound of Urchin shoots its musical wad.
Between Mondo Generator and Queens of the Stone Age, Nick Oliveri has the schedule from hell -- and he loves making it worse.
Henry Rollins takes no prisoners, wants no sympathy and gives good quote.
The demonic duo of Dean and Gene Ween returns with a new studio album -- and a refined take on a twisted past.
Gene and Dean Ween take on country music and live to tell the tale.