Happy Valentine’s Day
The Gutter Twins make their US debut tonight at the Bowery Ballroom.
Heartbroken this Valentine’s Day?
The Gutter Twins, a.k.a. Greg Dulli and Mark Lanegan, can help. The gravel-throated frontmen from the Afghan Whigs (RIP) and the Screaming Trees (ditto) perform their first-ever show tonight at NYC’s Bowery Ballroom (in between cigarettes). Their subject matter, as usual, is love, loss, and (primarily) lust; the mood, dark and sleazy. Dulli’s oeuvre includes lines like “I’ve got a dick for a brain,” which will probably squash any lingering romantic sentiments you—or, if you’re daring, your date—may harbor. Not in NYC? Their debut album, Saturnalia, comes out March 4 on SubPop. We hope your heart has healed by then.
And Village Voice:
Composed of Greg Dulli and Mark Lanegan, the Gutter Twins are an alt-rock dream team. With pedigrees that include the Afghan Whigs and the Twlight Singers for Dulli and Screaming Trees and Queens of the Stone Age for Lanegan, their forthcoming Saturnalia captures each artist’s distinct brooding demeanor perfectly. Their songs are dark and profound, and strangely, neither artist overshadows the other. It’s the perfect blend of early-’90s angst and midlife crisis. With Mighty Fine.