When: Fri., July 26 2013
Talking Heads and Ween covers, 9 p.m.
Ween’s 1994 release Chocolate and Cheese was the high-water mark for the now-defunct band. And with good reason. Chocolate and Cheese bounces from one genre to the next, from the soul jam of “Spirit of ’76” to the pop balladry of “Baby Bitch” and the carnie rock of “The HIV Song.” And while the band is often heralded for their truly bizarre sense of humor, they’re top-notch musicians too (just listen to Dean Ween wail away on the guitar-god classic “A Tear for Eddie”). The guys in the Talking Heads cover band Same As It Ever Was know this, which is why they’ll be playing a set of Ween covers during their Friday night show at the Pour House (the band is also playing a Talking Heads-only gig at the Pour House the following night). “Many of us have been fans of theirs for 15-20 years now, and in light of the fact that the band will likely never share the stage together again, we thought it would be appropriate to tip our hats to this band that attacked its craft with reckless abandon and no apologies,” says Same’s main man Curtis Geren. “We honestly have no idea whether it will go over or not but are willing to take the chance.” Consider our fingers crossed. —Chris Haire FRIDAY