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
The Feathers single and companion promo CD have been added to the discography. The single is UK only; but both items can be found right now on eBay.
A review of the Glasgow, Scotland show has been posted to Scotsman.com. Five stars. TS Glasgow Review Liverpool tonight. Backbeat, anyone?
An English translation of the Goteburg show review from the Goteborgs-Posten is up in the press section. Original | English Thanks to Kim for the translation!
The Guardian has a 5 star review of the Twilight Singers show at Islington Academy in London. Thanks, Tim
Greg Dulli makes an appearance in Fender Frontline 2004, an annual catalog of Fender musical products. On page 46, in the Telecaster section, is an image of Greg (taken at the 2003 Newport, KY show) along with the endorsement: “I play Telecasters exclusively on stage. They’s my babies!”
A new Italian Twilight Singers fan site is online. http://www.twilightsingers.cjb.net/ Thanks, Vale
The LA Times has an article detailing the work of Ted Demme’s widow, Amanda Scheer Demme. Of special note is the documentary on her husband, “In Search of Ted Demme.” As a subtext, it features Demme’s friends hanging out with his ashes (Natalie Portman takes them ice skating, Colin Quinn plays basketball with them). As fans of the Twilight Singers know, Greg Dulli was friends with Demme and “Blackberry Belle” is in many ways a direct response to the director’s death. From the article: Greg…