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Gene Ween hits the Black Cat tonight without Dean Ween, his music partner of the last 24 years. In my pick for the event, I paraphrased conjecture from Ween’s message board as to why: “Ween fans have speculated that Dean is taking a hiatus from the band to work on his fly-fishing. Others think that Gene wanted a little time to himself.”

I got in touch yesterday with Greg Frey, Ween’s manager, to see if I could clear things up (and—full disclosure—to snag some tix to the Ween show), and this is what he said: “I wish I could add clarity, but I’m guessing just like everyone else!”

So much for getting the scoop of the month…