Ah, the Kansas City shakedown. Without fail, the one airport I can count on setting off the metal detector is KCI. What was it today? The rivets in my jeans. The highlight was the security guard. Late 50s, white hair, and pudgy around the middle. After nearly molesting me with the wand, he stepped back and read my T shirt. “Twilight is for Lovers. Huh. I like that.” I smiled and gave him the benefit of the doubt.


You’ve got to love wireless internet in the hotel bar. Mention of Rick McCollum in the Star Tribune today. It led into a review of Volante, a Minneapolis band which, to the reviewer, echoes the Afghan Whigs. While local guitarist Rick McCollum debuts his new band Moon Maan this weekend at the South by Southwest Music Conference in Austin, Texas, Volante is staying in town to unveil a CD that echoes the wonderfully harrowing sound of McCollum’s old band, the Afghan Whigs. Anybody heard of…


I’ll be on the road, quite possibly without internet access, until Sunday. Updates will be sparse, if at all, until I return. Don’t forget that Rick McCollum is playing SXSW in Austin Friday night. If you catch his set, send me a note with the details.

Ford Leaves Touring Party – EP Now Full-Lenth

Michael Sullivan, who played on 7 of the 11 “Blackberry Belle” tracks, and all of the “Amber Headlights” project, will replace Scott Ford on bass for the upcoming leg of the Twilight Singers tour. Scott has been a great friend to the fans of the Twilight Singers and will be missed. Scheduling conflicts prevent him from completing the remaining shows. “She Loves You,” the EP of cover songs set to be released this summer, has expanded to a full album. Current Tracklisting: Strange Fruit w/…

New Calendar/Statistics News

Calendar Summer’s Kiss is now using a feed from to display the Twilight Singers calendar (left sidebar). If you have an account with, you can select to attend the shows and leave comments on places to meet up and things to do in the area. Registration is free. Portland and Seattle have been added to the itinerary. These are the final tour dates. If you are an iCal, EventSherpa, or Mozilla Calendar user, you can download the calendar to your computer (Download). Statistics…

Covers EP

In a recent letter to the Twilight Singers M80 Team, Greg Dulli gave some more info on the upcoming Twilight Singers covers EP, titled “She Loves You.” The band is set to begin recording on March 11 and the EP is scheduled for a summer release date. Tracklisting: Strange Fruit (Billy Holiday) Ain’t Nobody (Chaka Khan) Too Tough to Die (Martina Topley-Bird) A Love Supreme (Coltrane) Please Stay (Marvin Gaye) Cloudbusting (Kate Bush) Real Love (Mary J Blige) Summertime (Gershwin) The band had previously recorded…

More Tour Info

The Twilight Singers’ publicist has issued an updated press release concerning the March 2004 tour. Of note: More West Coast Dates TBA John Nooney will continue on as keyboardist And the big news (emphasis mine): the twilight singers have overhauled the set-list since their Fall ’03 tour and this time around the show will include some of cover versions that are slated for inclusion on the “she loves you” EP that the group are recording in March for a Summer ’04 release on One Little…

KCRW Reminder

A friendly reminder that the Twilight Singers will be on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11AM PST today. >> Twilight Singers Performance Details Update Set 1: Martin Eden Esta Noche Teenage Wristband Number Nine (with Mark Lanegan) Set 2: Papillon Decatur St Black is the Color Strange Fruit (Billy Holliday cover)

Confirmed ’04 Dates

All dates and venues below (with the exception of San Francisco) have been confirmed in a press release issued by The Twilight Singers’ PR firm. Orlando, FL 3/27/04 – The Social Atlanta, GA 3/28/04 – Smith’s Olde Bar Carrboro, NC 3/29/04 – Cat’s Cradle Baltimore, MD 3/30/04 – Fletcher’s Bar & Grill Philadelphia, PA 4/1/04 – North Star Bar Boston, MA 4/2/04 – Paradise Rock Club Brooklyn, NY 4/3/04 – Warsaw Columbus, OH 4/5/04 – Little Brother’s Newport, Kentucky 4/6/04 – Southgate House Chicago, IL…

Twilight Singers on KCRW

The Twilight Singers will be stopping by KCRW’s show Morning Becomes Eclectic for an in-studio performance and interview on March 5th. MBE airs from 9am – 12pm Pacific time, and performances usually start around 11:20. If you can’t get KCRW on your radio, you can tune in online for a live stream:

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