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…
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: http://www.kcrw.com
You can see a whole lotta of the Twilight Singers’ Voxhall performance at: http://gallery.chrillesen.dk/2004/01-19-2/.
The Twilight Singers will kick off “Round 2,” the second leg of their US tour in late March, running through April. The stint will consist of around 20 shows. Dates to follow soon.
The Detroit Free Press has an article about The Soul Power Experience Unlimited Band, a Detroit area James Brown covers act. One of the two drummers in the project is former Afghan Whig Michael Horrigan. Horrigan joined the Afghan Whigs for the 1965 album, and played bass in the first live incarnation of the Twilight Singers. Horrigan joined the Twilight Singers on stage in Newport Kentucky at their show in 2003. The Experience’s next gig is Saturday at Small’s, 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. 313-873-1117. Doors at…
Rick McCollum, former guitarist for the Afghan Whigs, will be performing at Austin’s South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival this year. His date is Friday, March 19 at 9:00 PM at Hole in the Wall (2538 Guadalupe St.). Artist description from SXSW.com: one of the original members from the Afghan Whigs from 86 to 00 this new quartet by the name of MOONMAN goes from GTR/THEREMIN improv to rock pop of singles -currently preparing to record in April looking for booking /promotion/ management Date and…
Mark Lanegan, guest vocalist on the Twilight Singers Blackberry Belle, and partner with Greg Dulli on The Gutter Twins project, has left the Queens of the Stone age. “Mark is officially no longer playing with Queens of the Stone Age so as to devote more time to his own band,” read a statement from Lanegan’s camp. Lanegan’s new solo album, Bubblegum, will be released in the spring. His recent EP, Here Comes that Weird Chill, includes an appearance by Dulli.
Tonight is the last night in the 2004 Twilight Singers European tour. The gig is at Villaggio Globale, Rome, and the band is opening for Afterhours. A big THANK YOU to all of the fans that sent in press from the tour (and an extra big thanks to those that translated!).
The Twilight Singers’ Blackberry Belle came in at number 108 in the Village Voice’s 2003 Pazz and Jop poll. The album received 119 points overall, with appearances in 9 lists. Critics Bret McCabe and Andrew Strickman picked the album as their top choice. The Black is the Color of My True Love’s Hair EP came in #1772, with 5 points.
Cincinnati’s “future of rock and roll,” 97X has sold its local broadcast license. The official transition should occur around May 1. WOXY has been a strong supporter of native son Greg Dulli and his bands The Afghan Whigs and The Twilight Singers. The station will be moving to an internet only format. Their stream is available via their website at WOXY.com and on iTunes radio. A Jimmy Stewart-esque column on the change (with a brief Whigs mention) can be read at the Enquirer