Weasel Manor

March 03, 2011


This blog is closed for business. I've moved over to my own site and a Wordpress blog. Please update your bookmarks to http://www.benweasel.com and while you're at it, check out the new Screeching Weasel site HERE

Thanks to mu.nu for hosting Weasel Manor for 6 years. See ya at the new site!

Posted by benweasel at 12:39 PM

February 16, 2011

Unleashed In The East

Click HERE to read yours truly on Judas Priest's Unleashed In The East over at Late Night Wallflower.

Posted by benweasel at 12:37 PM

February 10, 2011

Great Expectations

I talk about Great Expectations over at the MTV Book Club.

Posted by benweasel at 01:46 PM

Beginningless Vacation

Beginningless Vacation from Screeching Weasel's First World Manifesto, courtesy of SPIN.

Out March 15th on Fat!

Posted by benweasel at 10:46 AM

January 21, 2011

Here We Go

Okay gang, first up, here's the cover for the new album along with the track listing:


1. Follow Your Leaders
2. Frankengirl
3. Beginningless Vacation
4. Dry Is The Desert
5. Totem Pole
6. Creepy Crawl
7. Three Lonely Days
8. Friday Night Nation
9. All Over Town
10. Fortune Cookie
11. Baby Talk
12. Come And See The Violence Inherent In The System
13. Bite Marks
14. Little Big Man

The album is out March 15th on Fat, and we're hitting the road almost immediately after it's out to support it:

March 17 - Dallas @ Trees w/ Dead To Me, Banner Pilot & Flatliners - TICKETS
March 18 - Austin @ Scoot Inn (Fat Wreck Chords SXSW Showcase w/ Dead To Me, Flatliners, Banner Pilot)
March 19 - San Antonio @ White Rabbit w/ Dead To Me, Banner Pilot & Flatliners - TICKETS

April 7 - Philadelphia @ Trocadero - support TBA - TICKETS
April 8 - Greensboro, NC @ Green Street - support TBA - TICKETS
April 9 - Atlanta @ Masquerade - support TBA - TICKETS

And of course we're be at Reggie's all Memorial Day weekend but that's sold out!

Tickets on sale around noon tomorrow.

Summer and fall dates coming soon(ish)

Posted by benweasel at 02:55 PM

January 01, 2011

Weasel Weekend - Single Day Tickets On Sale Now

Single-day tickets for Weasel Weekend are on sale now!

Friday May 27 SOLD OUT

Saturday May 28 SOLD OUT

Sunday May 29 SOLD OUT

We still have weekend passes available at a discounted price HERE

Also, the Sugar Stems had to cancel their Saturday night appearance but we're working on a kick ass band to take their place.

UPDATE: 3 day passes are no longer available and Sunday is sold out. There are a handful of tickets left for Friday and Saturday.

UPDATE 2: Friday is sold out. There are a few tickets left for Saturday.


Posted by benweasel at 11:28 AM

December 19, 2010

Damnation And Worship

A couple of interesting questions from one of my Twitter followers:

@Ben Weasel - If the guy I just read doesn't understand Christianity based on his statement about damnation then please enlighten me. Because I truly want to expose my kids to some kind of faith because I believe it's healthy. But I find it difficult to take seriously because everyone seems to have some variation of the damnation threat. Maybe I'm misreading it, or maybe the bible thinkers trying to save me in the past have been misinformed themselves. I do most definitely believe in the concept of god as a higher power, but have never found anything from any organized religion I could accept as a whole package. How can a person that leads an otherwise good life be damned in the end for not getting on their knees and giving themselves to the prophet with the right name? How can anybody be vain enough to demand outright worship and really be "righteous".

Some Christians believe that God is a judge who will send us to heaven or damn us to hell based on our unwavering allegiance to Him. The problem with this view is that it reduces God to little more than a egomaniacal man, albeit an omnipotent one. A God vain enough to demand our worship and to doom us to a fiery hell for eternity if we don't please him wouldn't be worth worshipping: he'd be a petty tyrant.

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Posted by benweasel at 04:01 PM

December 14, 2010

Screeching Weasel's 25th Anniversary

We're still working on our 2011 show schedule, but I wanted to let you guys know about this one now because it's too good to wait.

2011 marks Screeching Weasel's 25th anniversary. To celebrate, we're playing Reggie's in Chicago over Memorial Day weekend, and we're pulling out all the stops on this one, my friends. Screeching Weasel will be playing Friday, May 27th and Sunday the 29th (a different set each night), with the Riverdales playing our only North American show of the year on Saturday the 28th. Tickets will be on sale this Saturday, Dec. 18th at noon CST HERE. Right now we're only selling tickets at the package price for the whole weekend - single day tickets will go on sale January 1st. In the meantime, check out the line-up!




The shows are all 17+. I wish we didn't have to restrict them but with this many bands on the bill every night we're going to need to go later than the curfew would allow for an all ages show.

Vapid and I will be doing a DJ set one of the evenings in the lounge after the show, and people from some of the other bands will be doing them the other nights. See ya there!

Posted by benweasel at 10:47 AM

December 13, 2010

Misconceptions About Religion

I owe one of my Twitter followers a response to a couple of excellent questions he asked about religion. I'm a bit swamped at the moment but I'll get to it ASAP. In the meantime, please read Heather King's excellent piece, What Belief Doesn't Do. I couldn't have said it better myself, so I won't try.

Posted by benweasel at 10:51 AM

Recess Records

This sort of thing doesn't typically make the punk gossip sites, largely because most people wouldn't think to do it in the first place. We have a good relationship with Recess Records and I enjoyed working with Todd. As is obvious from the piece linked, he's a class act.

Posted by benweasel at 10:36 AM