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Published: 2012/12/31

Members of Ween Join Marco Benevento

Marco and Dave. Photo via Marco Benevento’s Facebook page

Marco Benevento headlined a late-night show at New York’s Highline Ballroom on Friday night. Throughout his extended set, Benenveto was backed by his current rhythmic section, Ween bassist Dave Dreiwitz and drummer Andy Borger. The musicians offered a mix of material from Benevento’s four-album catalog as well as a range of covers. Early in the show, the trio took on The Knife’s “Heartbeats” and, a bit later, the musicians got into the holiday-spirit with a version of John Lennon’s “Happy Xmas (War is Over)” sandwiched in the middle of “Two of You.” They also offered a medley of Pink Floyd’s “Fearless” and Elton John’s “Benny and the Jets” and a take on Bob Dylan’s “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35” among other covers.

Several guests sat in with Benevento on some of some covers, too. Elvis Perkins in Dearland multi-instrumentalist Wyndham Boylan Garnett joined Benevneto and his outfit for The Beatles’ “Why Don’t We Do It In the Road?” Later, Ween drummer Claude Coleman took the stage for Ween’s “I Fell in Love Today” and Deerhoof’s “Twin Killers.” It was a rare chance to hear two members of Ween play material from their catalog in the months since the band parted ways earlier this year.

Marco Benevento will close 2012 at South Burlington, VT’s Higher Ground this evening. The keyboardist will share the bill with Rubblebucket.

Here’s a look at Friday’s setlist

Friday, December 28, Highline Ballroom, New York, NY
Greenpoint
Fireworks
Escape Horse
Heartbeats
The Real Morning Party
Atari
RISD
Eagle Rock
Two of You > Happy Xmas (War is Over) > Two of You
Fearless > Benny and the Jets > Fearless
You Know I’m No Good>Miserilou>Rumble>
Why Don’t We Do It In the Road (w/ Wyndham Boylan Garnett)
I Fell in Love Today (w/ Claude Coleman)
Twin Killers (w/ Claude Coleman)
Limbs of a Pine
This is How it Goes
Bus Ride>
Rainy Day Women #12 & 35>
Toxic>
Friends>
Bus Ride

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