Concert preview: Dean Ween soldiers on with Moistboyz

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From the December 5, 2013 edition

Ween might have split up in 2012, but Dean Ween, born Michael Melchiondo, Jr., has soldiered on under yet another nom de rock: Mickey Moist, guitarist for outlaw rockers Moistboyz. The long-running crew, whose roots stretch back to the mid-90s, often attempts to inject humor into its strutting cock rock, but the punch lines are rarely satisfying enough to overcome the half-baked concept.

Not that the band doesn’t try. Its latest album, V, arrives packed with a ragged assortment of roadhouse rockers and blues-fueled boogies. But the music is often undercut by the lyrics, which tend to confuse rampant misogyny and willful ignorance with wit.

Cadaver Dogs and The Make Believes open the show.

Photo courtesy of Moistboyz