Ween played its first New York show in nearly two years Saturday (Aug. 20) at the Knitting Factory as part of a private party for the skateboarding magazine Thrasher. The 28-song, 135-minute set was open only to Thrasher guests and a select group of contest winners.
Having only recently returned to live duty after an extensive hiatus, Ween was in fine form as it rocked through early classics like “Dr. Rock,” “Fat Lenny,” “You F*cked Up” and “Touch My Tooter,” dipped into its signature psychedelica on “The Mollusk” and “Buckingham Green” and turned tender on “She’s Your Baby,” “Mutilated Lips” and closer “Someday.”
While it accumulates new material for its next studio album, the group is preparing for a short fall tour, beginning Oct. 25 in Albany, N.Y.