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 >>
Things might be slowing down a bit with the bigger concert announcements, but there was still a fair amount of activity over the last week, including Jane's Addiction at the Pikes Peak Center in Colorado Springs, Swans and Xiu Xiu at the Gothic Theatre, and Aaron Freeman (aka Gene Ween) at both the ... 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 >>
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 >>
Mogwai's Stuart Braithwaite as seen through the lens of Jon SolomonMogwai, Women
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Better than: Listening to layered and nuanced instrumental music as background.
Instrumental music is not dead.
For all the prominence of vocal-driven music in the modern pop scen ... 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 >>
Photo by Jon SolomonGene Ween, music machine.
Welcome to the working week.
Today in Backbeat Online:
• Over the weekend: Gene Ween at the Walnut Room and b.side in Boulder.
• Rumors of Tickle Me Pink's breakup completely unfounded.
• Wentworth Kersey gives away new CD at St. Mark's.
• Tech ... More >>
Ween, who brought a ton of shenanigans to town during its two-night run at Fillmore last July, will return these parts again Sunday, September 6 when the band plays Red Rocks. Tickets, which are $44.95, go on sale Saturday, April 25 at 10 a.m. If you can't wait that long to get another dose of the W ... More >>