Primus hits the stage with special guest The Dean Ween Group on the Summer Stage at Tag’s in Big Flats, NY. Friday, June 27th!
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More info: Tickets for the Primus show are $35.00 General Admission plus a $3 facility fee. There is no reserved seating for this show. Tickets go on-sale Friday, March 7th at 10:00am. Tickets are available at Tag’s, charge by phone 800-650-TAGS, on-line www.tagstickets.com. Gates open at 6:30pm, show starts at 8:00pm.
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“Tommy the Cat.” “John the Fisherman.” “Jerry Was A Race Car Driver.” “My Name is Mud.” “Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver.” Yessiree, Primus is responsible for some of the most cutting edge and original rock music of the 1990’s. And now, the definitive Primus line-up – singer/bassist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde, and drummer Tim Alexander – is back together and planning on getting the worldwide masses bobbing up and down in unison once more.
Although originally formed in 1984, it was not until shortly before the end of the decade that the aforementioned classic line-up was solidified. With most hard rock/heavy metal acts at the time either neatly falling into either “thrash” or “glam” categories, Primus joined a variety of underground bands that refused to be pigeonholed (and by the early ’90s, had fully infiltrated the mainstream) – merging metal, funk, alternative, punk, country, roots rock, and experimental music, along with Claypool’s penchant for witty and often humorous storytelling lyrics.
Building a large and loyal following first in and around San Francisco (before eventually, going global), Primus kicked things off with a string of releases that are now considered classic alt-rock titles – 1989’s ‘Suck on This,’ 1990’s ‘Frizzle Fry,’ 1991’s ‘Sailing the Seas of Cheese,’ 1993’s ‘Pork Soda,’ and 1995’s ‘Tales from the Punchbowl.’ Along the way, Primus toured with some of rock’s biggest names (Jane’s Addiction, Public Enemy, Rush, U2, etc.), headlined the third-ever Lollapalooza Festival, and issued a variety of crafty music videos, which stood out in sharp contrast to the ultra-seriousness of most other video clips at the time.
While Aaron Freeman may have put to rest his “Gene Ween” persona, Freeman’s longtime Ween collaborator Mickey “Dean Ween” Melchiondo isn’t ready to put Deaner to bed quite yet. Melchiondo recently announced the first date in their 2014 tour featuring The Dean Ween Group to support their album that’s coming out this fall.
For his Dean Ween Group gigs, Melchiondo will be joined by Dave Dreiwitz on bass, Joe Kramer on guitar, Ray Kubian on drums, and longtime collaborator and vocalist for Moistboyz, Guy Heller. Their set features brand new material as well as a handful of Ween classics. If you’re a fan of live music and screaming guitar this will be one show that you must see!