The State Room | Salt Lake City, Utah | Live Music Venue - FREEMAN of Ween
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FREEMAN of Ween

FREEMAN of Ween

November 05, 2014 8:00 pm - November 06, 2014 12:00 am

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Aaron Freeman of Ween         
with special guest The Weeknders           

Listening to Marvelous Clouds, Aaron Freeman's 2012 debut under his own name, fans might have felt that he was ignoring an elephant in his room—a drug-and-alcohol-related onstage flame-out that made viral headlines the year before. But Clouds, a deceptively chill Rod McKuen covers record, was just a warm-up for the artist once known as Gene Ween. In the opening minutes of FREEMAN, the self-titled debut from his new band, Freeman addresses addiction and its aftermath with the combination of merciless self-inventory and artful songcraft that earned Ween one of the most devoted fan bases in contemporary pop. This song, the unmistakably autobiographical "Covert Discretion," is a quiet shocker. "Save your judgments for someone else," Freeman sings. "Be grateful I saved me from myself."

Doors 7 pm  |  Show 8 pm