The Twilight Singers @ Rescue Rooms 11/7/06

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The Twilight Singers @ Rescue Rooms 11/7/06
Anthony Allcock
Our Ant is hooked – he says it’s the best gig he’s seen in years and years.

Loud is the new quiet proclaims Greg Dulli, the lead singer of the Twilight singers, and loud it is. But for those who want to de drenched in dark soulful morphing rock this is what we’ve come for. The Twilights are in town so black out your windows cos’ its party time.

Support tonight comes from Jeff Klein who is shaping up to be one of America’s most talented singer / songwriters around today. Playing tracks from his latest album ‘The Hustler’ (which Greg Dulli produced and played drums on) his set goes down a storm and whilst turning his guitar into a percussion machine he manages to captivate an entire audience (new territory for any support act). Without doubt we’ll be seeing more of this guy in the future.

So it’s party time and the Twilights hit the stage bringing what can only be described as dark and seductive soulful rock, tinged with the flames of heaven.

Greg Dulli, the eternal crooner, still has the voice of a demonised angel and since playing John Lennon in the Backbeat band and ending the Afghan Whigs has spent time putting together a band of floating musicians called The Twilight Singers, to play whatever the mood takes him.

Currently touring their fourth release ‘Powder Burns’ they have stopped off in Nottingham still seething it seems after missing their show in Dublin the night before (the bus driver over slept!).

Crooning and swooning through the set the band are tight, maybe due to the recent USA tour, or more likely just because they are damn fine musicians. Bobby Macintyre is masterful if not extraordinary on the drums and percussion, Manuel Agnelli (Afterhours) is on keys and Scott Ford on bass are as great as ever, even Jeff Klein puts in an appearance. Hats off to Mr Dulli who has surrounded himself with a great band and it seems still knows how to rock like the big top halloween with a little voodoo attitude.
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Although declaring ‘if you want more you’ve got to give some more back’, the crowd seemed to respond disappointingly (I guess Tuesday nights are never really party nights are they). Despite a somewhat reclusive crowd the Twilights played an extraordinary set including some Afghan Whigs and for the recently deceased Syd Barrett ‘Shine on you crazy diamond’.

Without a doubt this band is one of the best live acts I’ve ever seen and if nothing else I’ve learnt how to dance like a white boy on a Tuesday night, thanks Greg.

5/5

Set List:
Ready
Esta
Bonnie
Too Tough
Live with me
66
Teenage
Love
Annie
Accident
Candy Cane
Papilion
Martin
Forty
Shine on (for Syd)
Killer
Crazy
Underneath
Black is the colour

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