May the sun not go down

May the sun not go down on the Twilight Singers
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It was the mid-’90s all over again at the Southgate House on Nov. 11 as former local Greg Dulli brought his new Twilight Singers project back to the area. The ex-Afghan Whigs frontman’s wiseguy stage presence was as entertaining as ever (telling Ryan Adams to get over his haughty pouting about being teasingly called Bryan Adams, among other dead-on barbs), as was Dulli’s predilection for cool covers (Kate Bush’s “Cloudbusting,” Marvin Gaye’s “Please Stay (Once You Go Away)” and the outro to Eric Clapton’s “Layla”) and dropping samplings of other songs into his own (from the Afghan Whigs’ “If I Were Going” to OutKast’s “Hey Ya!” to John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme”). The nostalgia really kicked in on the four-song mini-Afghan Whigs set, as Dulli’s new band was joined by original AW bassist John Curley, late-period drummer Michael Horrigan and longtime auxiliary go-to-guy Doug Falsetti. The highlight: a transcendent version of AW’s “Faded,” which Dulli declared his attempt to write his own “Purple Rain.” A love-fest supreme. For our money, Dulli’s still one of the (maybe even the) best frontman in Rock.

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