Ween (Band)

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    July 17, 2014
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    January 27, 2014

    The best concerts in Denver this week

    FRI | ICELANTIC'S WINTER ON THE ROCKS at RED ROCKS | 1/31/14 More than misogyny or materialism, intelligence and verbal skill are championed by Jurassic 5; the vocabulary is impressive and the verbal acrobatics the guys perform are outstanding. J5 carries the energy and excitement of a newer era gro ... More >>

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    December 30, 2013

    The best concerts in Denver this week

    TUES | WU YEAR'S EVE at CERVANTES | 12/31/13 More than just creating a free-associative style that would be emulated ceaselessly throughout the '90s and to this very day, the Wu-Tang Clan engineered an aesthetic and model for profitability with only a spiritual guide, the GZA, a mastermind producer, ... More >>

  • Music

    October 24, 2013

    The Yawpers

    Good Songs/Shitty Versions

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    August 26, 2013

    High Plains Comedy Festival explodes in Denver -- and the jokes still echo

    Like an infant growing into an Olympian athlete overnight, this weekend the Denver comedy scene went from an impressive-but-small collection of local talent to a nationally recognized force with its own annual rendezvous. The High Plains Comedy Festival was more than just a killer weekend of ab-crun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2013

    Womenswear Wednesdays: Kissing Party singer Deirdre Sage on her '90s hip-hop style

    Denver is brimming with talent and style -- and sometimes, the two clash perfectly together, as is the case with Kissing Party singer Deirdre Sage. We recently spotted the musician at the Mouth House following one of the band's performances and questioned her about her fashion choices. Continue read ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    Do drugs make musicians more creative?

    Do drugs fuel creativity? Is an addled mind essential to making great music? Does sobriety cause creative impotence? What if Jimi Hendrix had suddenly decided to enter a twelve-step program? Would Are You Experienced? have sucked? To answer this nagging question, you have to take a look at rock's re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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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    September 4, 2012

    Phish at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, 8/31/12 - 9/2/12

    PHISH @ DICK'S SPORTING GOODS PARK | 8/31/12 - 9/2/12 Telluride '88, Red Rocks '94 and Denver '97 -- these aren't just places and years to Phish fans. They're monuments, pivotal parts of Phish's Colorado legacy. Out of nearly eighty concerts that the band has played in the Centennial state and more ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    Mile Highlights: This week's concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: Tyler, the Creator himself confirmed the two local Odd Future dates in October we mentioned, we also got word of the official onsale date for the three Ween shows we told you about, and learned Duran Duran is coming to the 1STBANK Center. On local ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    24 Best Denver Halloween Parties, 2010

    Cop that Ghostly Sounds LP now!​Halloween weekend is just a few days away, and Denver is overflowing with ghostly activities. We know it's a daunting to keep track of all the events, so we've compiled a handy list of two-dozen ways for you to get your Halloween on. Whether you're interested in ... More >>

  • Music

    August 12, 2010

    Marco Benevento Trio

    Thursday and Friday, August 12 and 13, Dazzle, 303-839-5100.

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    August 12, 2010

    Phish makes triumphant return to Telluride

    Boyd Fletcher​ PHISH August 9-10, 2010 | Telluride Town Park Looking out over a crowd of roughly 10,000 people on the ball fields of Telluride's town park after tearing through a cover of Traffic's "Light up or Leave Me Alone," Phish's Trey Anastasio summed up the surroundings succinctly: "I ... More >>

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    July 6, 2010

    The Babysitters rise from the ashes of Six Months to Live

    Photo by Kelly Kievit​Are you already lamenting the loss of beloved weirdo pop outfit Six Months to Live? Well, do we have good news for you! In just a few weeks, you'll be able to enjoy some of the same zesty pop/rock flavor with former Six Months to Live frontman's new act, the Babysitters.

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2010

    Q&A with Steve Terebecki of White Denim

    White Denim is to modern psychedelic post-punk what Alice Donut was to punk rock -- weird and unafraid to let their varied musical freak flags fly. Across the Austin trio's latest record, Fits, you can hear elements of old progressive rock, garage rock, jazz, splintered blues, as well as aesthetic n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2010

    Vampire Weekend top seller at Albums on the Hill

    ​Vampire Weekend's sophomore effort, Contra, released last week on XL, grabbed the top spot at Albums on the Hill for the week ending January 17. The reissue of Ween's The Pod came in second, while OK Go's latest, Of the Blue Colour of the Sky, released last week on Capitol, nabbed the third spot. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    Ween's September Red Rocks show available on iClips

    Eric Gruneisen​It seemed like there was a special significance to Ween's show at Red Rocks in September. In addition to the fact that the show marked one of the final spots on the band's fall tour, we noticed a number of cameras during the performance and mused that the show could wind up being re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Q&A with Les Freres Courvoisier

    ​If you need a set of playful yet sexy techno, you could do a lot worse than calling upon the services of Les Freres Courvioiser, a faux-French duo with a penchant for spicing up their sets with ridiculous costumes and general hijinx. In the course of putting together this week's Scratching th ... More >>

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    September 8, 2009

    Over the Weekend: Ink, Blink, food and drink

    Photo by Aaron Thackeray​ You said goodbye to summer with gusto, Denver, with a very ink-y tattoo convention, parties galore, and shows by Blink-182, Ween and Fell. See photos of the festivities at, and reviews of the concerts on the Backbeat blog. And say a little praye ... More >>

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    August 4, 2009

    Over the weekend: Phish at Red Rocks, 8/02/09

    Aaron Thackeray​Phish's last night at Red Rocks Amphitheatre was made complete with one very special guest, Bill Kruetzman. The former drummer of the Grateful Dead was not expected and to bring him out for six songs to close out the second set was quite a treat. In typical Phish fashion, the band ... More >>

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    July 30, 2009

    Rock, Paper

    The documentary American Artifact highlights the history of rock poster art.

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    July 27, 2009

    Over the weekend: UMS Festival

    Julie Davis of Bela Karoli (A.H. Goldstein)​Last night, the four-day UMS festival wrapped, and most of our crew made it out for at least part of the fest. And while we rarely agree on anything, we're all pretty much in agreement that Danielle Ate the Sandwich absolutely stole the show with one of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    Talking during shows: another fan's perspective

    All week we've been talking about talking at shows and all this talking has compelled me to weigh in with my own two cents. Like many of our other commentators, I need to admit a bit of guilt first -- I have been known to say a few words whilst someone is playing -- but just a few (oh, and once or t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2008

    You got your video games in my music

    This weekend I stumbled across this story about the convergence of video games and music in our sister paper the Phoenix New Times, and really enjoyed it. I'm quite pleased that two of my great loves -- video games and music -- are coming together in so many ways, both underground and mainstream. M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2008

    The Black Crowes at the Fillmore Auditorium

    The Black Crowes, Vetiver Saturday, Dec. 13 Fillmore Auditorium Better than: Revisiting the sounds of '60s soul and '70s rock with a middling bar band. "I swear I've heard that riff before." That was the recurring thought as I watched the Black Crowes and Vetiver perform Saturday, as the solos, the ... More >>

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    July 17, 2008
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    July 16, 2008

    Live Review: Ween's "Super Secret" MySpace Show at Hodi's Half Note

    Photo: Elliott Johnson Ween rocks Ft. Collins. Ween Tuesday, July 15, 2008 Hodi’s Half Note, Fort Collins Better than: Any rock show in Fort Collins in recent memory. There really is no precedent for last night's show in Fort Collins that feels worth mentioning – none that I’m aware of, an ... More >>

  • Music

    October 25, 2007


    La Cucaracha

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    September 12, 2007

    Q&A With Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips

    The Wayne Coyne profile that appears in the September 13 edition of Westword represents the SparkNotes version of a recent interview. Below, find the original text of our conversation with the Flaming Lips frontman, appearing unabridged and in its entirety. Coyne talks amusingly and at length about ... More >>

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    July 31, 2006

    Getting Off on the Rocks

    The bands on the July 29 Red Rocks bill don't qualify as the newest and hottest combos on the planet. Ween, the show's headliner, actually formed way back in 1984, although its first long-player wasn't released until 1990. The Flaming Lips, which played in the second slot, are even older, springing ... More >>

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    March 25, 2004
  • Music

    February 19, 2004

    The Barrys

    The Barrys (Play Dead Records)

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    August 28, 2003

    Mink Lungs

    I'll Take It (Arena Rock Recording Company)

  • Goods & Services

    March 27, 2003

    Best Fine Art Masquerading as Rock Posters

    Lindsey Kuhn's Swamp Co. Posters

  • Music

    August 30, 2001


    Clear Channel moves in on Red Rocks, while Tenacious D takes a crowd to the moon.