Ween (Photo courtesy Red Light Management)
Alternative rockers Ween play The Fillmore Silver Spring on Sunday, Dec. 11. It’s not too late to grab a ticket and join the fun!
Ween release a vinyl repressing of their live album, Paintin’ The Town Brown: Ween Live 1990-1998, on Dec. 16, but folks attending their live show at The Fillmore Silver Spring have the opportunity to buy the album early and in person!
Said Jason Ankeny in a review for AllMusic: “Culled from some nine years worth of tapes, Paintin’ the Town Brown: Ween Live ’90-’98 comes close to approximating the full gonzo brilliance of a Ween live date — granted, there’s nothing quite like the experience of being there in the flesh, watching Deaner and Gener guzzling Jack Daniels while the Scotchgard-addled masses look on adoringly, but it’s a fine substitute.”
Formed by Aaron Freeman and Mickey Melchiondo Jr. in New Hope, Pennsylvania, Ween has taken on a cult-like status with legions of devoted fans around the world. Beginning with six self-released cassettes in the 1980s followed by 11 studio albums, six live albums, and a smattering of EPs through the 1990s and 2000s, Ween’s recorded output is far-reaching in its styles moving from rock to punk to psychedelic to country to alternative and all points in between.
Watch the official music video for “Voodoo Lady” by Ween on YouTube:
Still, it’s the band’s incendiary live shows that have truly cultivated its diehard fan base. Aaron (aka Gene Ween) and Mickey (aka Dean Ween) will perform alongside longtime band members Claude Coleman, Jr. (drums), Dave Dreiwitz (bass), and Glenn McClelland (keyboards) once again at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Sunday.
The Fillmore Silver Spring
Sunday, Dec. 11
Doors @ 7pm