Full Throttle NYC 04 Review
The Twilight Singers
The Warsaw, April 3, 2004
Full Throttle Music
When I stepped foot into the venue I had an overwhelming sense of a time warp: a 1950s dance hall where the walls were antiqued with a cigarette patina and the floor was Stolichnaya polished. The energy the crowd emitted was that of merely a local watering hole; the nearest place to get their drink on. All walks of life haunted the space; a father with his son, young couples, mixed singles, even Jesus was there (at least a guy who looked just like him). Some of these faces were vaguely familiar from the Bowery Ballroom show last November; most of which were at the foot of the stage staking out the valuable real estate. And then the lights went out.
Enter, stage right – The Twilight Singers.
Everything else melted away.
From the sparks of the first note, Greg Dulli’s magnetism short circuited every woman’s’ nervous system almost immediately (including my own). The Cincinnati native and his crew, just off a recent European tour, appeared energized and ready to blow the doors off the Polish National Home – and we were blissfully along for the rock and roll ride.
The play list consisted of the undisputed genius of Blackberry Belle, as well as covers of Nina Simone (Black Is The Color Of My True Love’s Hair), Chaka Khan (Ain’t Nobody), and The Ramones (Too Tough To Die); all of which are to be included in the dangerously anticipated Twilight Singers EP entitled ‘She Loves You’ due out this summer.
The alchemy of TS lies within the dichotomy that is Dulli; the dark and lusty imagery painted by his raspy vocals coupled with illuminating melodies that reflect the self love he is notorious for.
Brilliant in Every Sense.