madelife presents: A curated group show with artists who love WEEN. The Riverfront Times put it best when they said that Ween fans are, “hell bent on taking every opportunity possible to get you to understand that Ween is the best band in the world.”
This is why madelife has put together an art show in tribute, “Irreverent Eclectic.”
We asked sixteen artist who are also Ween fans to create original pieces inspired by their love for the band.
Ween was an American experimental rock band. They formed in 1984 in New Hope, Pennsylvania when central members Aaron Freeman (Gene Ween) and Mickey Melchiondo (Dean Ween) met in an eighth grade typing class. Ween has a large cult underground fanbase despite being less known in American pop music. The band’s style is eclectic, and while they could generally be referred to as rock music, one of their defining tendencies has been experimentation with various styles incorporating a strong element of humor and absurdity. Both Gene and Dean are skilled multi-instrumentalists who overdubbed various instruments on their recordings, though they also record with the regular touring band. Ween broke up in 2012 and the band members are actvely exploring their solo careers.
“Irreverent Eclectic” features over 16 artists from across the country, with unique stylistic work and mediums, They come together with their love of Ween and their desire to be inspired by music to create original artwork. Join us for a night of music + art, featuring two sets of Ween covers performed by Damon Wood’s Harmonious Junk.