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I’ll Be Your Mirror 2012 Recap

Looking back at the beginning of 2012, when word first came of The Afghan Whigs reuniting, this was the show that was announced. All Tomorrow’s Parties I’ll Be Your Mirror Festival is now another entry in the history books. Let’s take a look back with some related press from the event.

The Afghan Whigs’ Setlist:

  1. Crime Scene, Part One
  2. I’m Her Slave
  3. Uptown Again
  4. What Jail is Like
  5. Fountain and Fairfax (Who Do You Love intro)
  6. My Curse (with Marcy Mays)
  7. Gentlemen
  8. 66
  9. My Enemy
  10. Son of the South
  11. See and Don’t See (Marie “Queenie” Lyons cover)
  12. Lovecrimes / Thinkin’ Bout You (Frank Ocean cover)
  13. Going to Town
  14. Debonair
  15. Bulletproof / Where Did Our Love Go (The Supremes cover)
  16. Summer’s Kiss
  17. Faded / Purple Rain

Newsday Review

…Afghan Whigs, who have only grown tighter and bolder since their impressive first show at Bowery Ballroom in May. … It’s a sign that the Whigs’ best work may not be behind them, just as I’ll Be Your Mirror showed how far Dulli’s influence really carries. Review

Pros at rock to the Nth power of soul… Greg Dulli and friends had plenty of surprises in store for the crowd, which by now was swollen to headliner capacity.

Marcy Mays joining The Afghan Whigs for My Curse:

The Cincinnati quintet sounded absolutely enormous, and with the opening trifecta of ‘Crime Scene, Part One,’ ‘I’m Her Slave’ and ‘Uptown Again,’ they revisited a singular strain of ’90s alt-rock every bit as grand twice as funky as anything disciples like the Foo Fighters have come up with since.

Greg Dulli and Co. KILLED it, playing both old ’90s alt-rock staples and newer tunes with verve.

Day Two Photos from the Lo-Down

Photo gallery from csimko75

Pitchfork Photo Gallery

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