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Dean Ween Group


The Showbox Downtown
Tue., Oct. 13, 8 p.m. 2015 21+


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Forming oddball duo Ween in 1984, Michael Melchiondo and Aaron Freeman (aka Dean and Gene Ween) crafted some of the strangest and most whimsical indie rock of the '90s. While Ween's early material is characterized by WTF-inducing indie-rock hysteria in the manic messthetics-style of Half Japanese, they evolved into an intentionally offensive parody act. Combining the country-twanged brashness of early Meat Puppets ("Piss Up a Rope"), Elliott Smith-like tenderness ("Baby Bitch"), and bombastic mock-prog ("Captain Fantasy"), Ween are notoriously difficult to categorize. Calling it quits in 2012 after 28 years as a band, both core members went on to form solo projects. While some new material is being performed, Dean Ween Group setlists rely heavily on Ween crowd-pleasers ("The Mollusk," "Big Jilm"), so tonight is sure to be unapologetically weird. BRITTNIE FULLER

The Showbox

1426 First Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

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  • Tue., Oct. 13, 8 p.m. 2015