Dulli on “Jammin’ On”
That sense of camaraderie and the strong desire to promote local acts is a far cry from how things were 20 years ago, at least according to Cincinnati expat Greg Dulli. The former Afghan Whigs leader said in the 1980s the band scene was “very cliquish” and fractionalized, almost like rival street gangs squaring off.
“I’m getting now that it’s a little more brotherly and sisterly, but in the 80s I don’t remember that kind of fellowship,” said Dulli. “The great thing about Cincinnati music is that everyone does their own thing. There’s a fiercely independent streak and an individuality that’s probably a blessing and a curse.”